Maureen, Junior and Storm’s Christmas tree for Kiri and DKMS

Maureen, Storm and Junior with their Christmas tree decorated for Kiri and DKMSAs part of the 12th Christmas Tree Festival at St. Anne’s Church, 14th-16th December, Treasurer Maureen and two of her grandchildren decorated a Christmas tree with leaflets to raise awareness of the blood cancer charity DKMS. Earlier in the year Maureen’s 41 year old daughter Kiri, mother of Storm (5), Junior (7) and Kieran (16) was diagnosed with Myelodysplasia, a rare form of blood cancer. Currently a patient in King’s College Hospital, London and having undergone chemotherapy, she is  now awaiting life saving stem cell treatment.

DKMS is an international non profit making organisation which registers potential stem cell donors who take a swab inside their cheek, pop it in a test tube and send it back to DKMS. It costs £40 to register just one potential donor.

Kiri’s story can be read in full in the 20th December edition of the Chichester Observer. Maureen has received a letter from the Donor Recruitment Manager of DKMS expressing gratitude for all that the Warwick family members have done to raise awareness of the need to generate funds to increase the number on the register of potential donors.