Hundreds of people have signed up to the Anthony Dolan bone marrow register after an urgent appeal from the family of a two-year-old boy in need of a transplant.
A total of 343 people who attended an awareness event yesterday pledged to become a donor after hearing their story.
Toddler Gaurav Bains needs a stem cell transplant before Christmas in order to survive.
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Today's crash is the most serious incident involving The Smiler roller coaster, which has been beset with problems since opening in 2013.
Four people are seriously hurt after two roller coaster carriages crashed into each other on The Smiler ride at Alton Towers.
It's been a wet and windy start to the meteorological summer, but exactly 40 years ago the situation was much worse!