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Gaurav's Dad to run marathon for charity

Sunny and Gaurav Bains
Sunny and Gaurav Bains Credit: Stop Press PR

Father of two-year-old Gaurav Bains who was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder in June 2013 is running the London Marathon to raise money for charity.

Sunny Bains is running the 26.2 miles on Sunday 13th April for Anthony Nolan after son Gaurav found a bone marrow match after a national campaign.

Gaurav Bains found a bone marrow match after a social media campaign started by his parents
Gaurav Bains found a bone marrow match after a social media campaign started by his parents Credit: Stop Press PR

Sunny and Gaurav's mum Gurprit started 'Gaurav's Bone Marrow Appeal' through social media to raise awareness among Asian communities about Bone Marrow donors which resulted in a 1,700% increase of donors from the Asian community.

Gaurav had his transplant in December 2013 and was discharged from hospital on 28th February after months in isolation.

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Lineker launches bone marrow donor campaign

Lineker is in Leicester to launch bone marrow donor campaign
Lineker is in Leicester to launch bone marrow donor campaign Credit: PA

Former Leicester City player, Gary Lineker is in Leicester today backing an event to increase the number of bone marrow donors. It is in support of the Anthony Nolan charity. It is hosting a registration day at De Montfort University in Leicester.

"A bone marrow transplant can be the last chance of survival for someone with blood cancer, but it's only when you're faced with it personally and you see the shortage of bone marrow donors available that you realise just how important it is for people to sign up."

Gary Lineker

The event is happening until 4pm today. Those who cannot attend can sign up on the Anthony Nolan website.

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