A FLOOD of tributes to campaigner Adrian Sudbury continues to pour into remembrance websites.
Adrian died on Wednesday at the age of 27 after battling leukaemia for 18 months.
During the last few months of his life the Examiner reporter waged a campaign to improve education about bone marrow donation, which won him supporters from all over the world.
The tributes to Adrian were led today by Dewsbury MP Shahid Malik, who learned about the Sign Up For Sudders campaign when a bone marrow donor recruitment clinic was held in the House of Commons in June.
He said: “Adrian’s bravery and commitment to raising awareness of the importance of bone marrow donation was nothing short of inspirational.
“He took the fight to the very highest level, meeting the Prime Minister and Health Secretary, Alan Johnson.
“He was the catalyst for an awareness and donor session in Parliament which I attended and along with dozens of MPs and peers signed up to become a bone marrow donor.
“We’ll all mourn the tragic loss of Adrian, someone who even in his final weeks and days had the courage to lead a crusade which will have helped to save many lives for many years to come.”
A book of condolence set up on the Examiner’s remembrance website has received 90 pages of tributes, with more than 900 messages in just two days.
Tributes have also appeared on Adrian’s online diary, Baldy’s Blog, where he chronicled every up and down of his battle with leukaemia over the past 18 months.
More than 500 people have left comments on the blog about how Adrian has inspired them and paying tribute to his personality.
The Adrian’s Army group on social networking site Facebook has also received more than 200 messages in tribute.
The group was set up as a way for Adrian’s supporters to communicate and carry on his campaign to raise awareness about bone marrow donation.
Tributes have also been paid to Adrian on remembrance websites www.gonetoosoon.co.uk and www.lastingtribute.co.uk
You can visit the Examiner’s remembrance page by visiting www.examiner.co.uk and clicking on to the Remembering Adrian link.
You can also visit the Facebook group by visiting www.facebook.com and searching for Adrian’s Army - Baldy’s Blog in the groups section.