FRENCH STUDIES STUDENT, KATHERINE, TELLS US MORE ABOUT THE ‘MARROW NIGHT’ RECENTLY HELD AT RUSU…
On Monday the 26th of February I attended the ‘Find Your Match’ event by RUSU’s Marrow Society in Monterey Lounge. I hadn’t heard of this society until I saw the posters for the event around campus and decided it sounded like a good cause and a fun night – I wasn’t wrong! Here’s the societies page on RUSU: https://www.rusu.co.uk/societies/13850/
Marrow society work alongside Anthony Nolan charity to help save lives of people diagnosed with blood cancer, and the night raised money for the cause as well as a huge amount of awareness.
The evening comprised of a lucky dip, raffle, live music and the chance to sign onto the sickle cell donor list. I was very apprehensive to do this, but after hearing that I could potentially save someone’s life by spending a day of mine donating blood or bone marrow, it was an easy decision and I’m now on the donor list. All I had to do was take a cotton swab of the inside of my cheek, fill out a few details and take a free pen, some badges and a Frisbee.
My favourite part of the evening was the raffle that the Society had organised. All of the prizes had been donated and included things such as paintballing vouchers, free Nando’s meals as well as bottles of alcohol and goodies from Tiger. Naturally I spent all the money I had in my purse on more raffle tickets and unsurprisingly I won nothing, though did get a lot of enjoyment out of watching the raffle be drawn.
I’m so pleased I found out about a charity I wasn’t aware of but now support in quite an unusual way! If you want to find out more about this charity, or many of the other charitable societies at RUSU check out this link: https://www.rusu.co.uk/activities/giag/#SearchClubs