Behind the scenes at the big #Raceto1000 event in Leicester

See our amazing #Raceto1000 event with the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign from behind the scenes through this film made by DMU DMU-spit-900student Naomi Ediru (pictured) – click on the photo to start the film! Hopefully it will be a reminder of an amazing day. But the work goes on and the next Stem Cell Drive takes place on December 9th. Any one wishing to get involved should email square  In the meantime, enjoy the film of a great day of lifesaving activity at DMU where record 1,000 people were recruited to the UK stem cell register. The Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign and DMU Square Mile ran #RACETO1000 to try to break the record for the single largest sign-up event ever held in the UK.

Ex-England ace Emile Heskey came to DMU’s Campus Centre to back the event, which saw queues of students formed steadily through the day to sign up – and by 6pm, 1,020 potential lifesavers aged 16-30 had joined the Anthony Nolan register.

The 1,000th person to sign up was Psychology student Josh Munotengwa. He said: “I really didn’t expect to be number 1,000! It’s a very good cause and I’m delighted they have hit their target.”

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