A SINGLE donation of £1,000 has kick-started the Sign Up For Sudders bank account, set up in memory of campaigning Examiner journalist Adrian Sudbury.
In two days cheques totalling £1,170 have been sent to the Examiner office.
All the money paid into the account will be split equally between Leukaemia Research and the Anthony Nolan Trust.
Adrian, who died last Wednesday aged just 27, nominated these two charities to benefit from the fund.
Leukaemia Research aims to find a cure for the blood cancer which killed Adrian, while the Anthony Nolan Trust runs one of Britain’s two bone marrow registers.
Adrian underwent a bone marrow transplant during his treatment, which gave him an extra year of life.
The charity has also been heavily involved in Adrian’s Sign Up For Sudders campaign, which he launched in May after being told he had just months left to live.
He campaigned to raise awareness about the need for more bone marrow donors and secured promises from the Government that the country’s 17- and 18-year-olds will be educated as standard about donation in future.
From next week, schools and colleges across the UK will receive Give And Let Live packs about blood, bone marrow and organ donation, with a letter from the Government asking them to deliver talks about these issues to their pupils.
People can donate to the Sign Up For Sudders account at the counter of any Barclays bank branch in Kirklees and Calderdale. Or they can send cheques to Sign Up For Sudders, Huddersfield Examiner, Queen Street South, HD1 3DU.
A funeral service for Adrian took place yesterday afternoon.
It was a private affair for family, close friends and close colleagues and was held at St Helen’s Church, Selston, Nottinghamshire. The church is close to Pinxton, where his parents live.
A public memorial service is planned for Sheffield Cathedral in the near future.