Celebs back schoolgirl's bone marrow campaign

Celebrities including Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton have posed for pictures with their pants on their heads - as part of a campaign for eight-year-old Hollie Clarke from Cardiff who needs a bone marrow transplant.

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It's a match! Schoolgirl Hollie finds bone marrow donor

8-year-old Hollie Clarke has rare bone marrow failure syndrome

The family of a Cardiff school girl who desperately needs a bone marrow transplant, took to Twitter this evening to announce the news they'd been waiting to hear.

"It's the tweet, Hollie has a match. Sincere thanks to all who helped, you know who you are. Love you all."

8-year-old Hollie Clarke has a rare bone marrow failure syndrome.

Her brother wasn't a match, and couldn't donate, so her family launched a campaign to urge people to become donors with the charity Anthony Nolan.

The #pantsonyourhead campaign encouraged people to sign up, and show support by posing for a photograph with their pants on their heads.

A number of famous faces, including Gareth Bale and Sam Warburton backed the campaign, and the family held a donor recruitment drive in Cardiff.

Although the family have been successful, they say they're still not giving up, and will continue the campaign to help other families in the same position.

"Parents in a similar position, keep positive and stay strong. We will be there for you, that's a promise."

Bone marrow registrations rocket after pants campaign

by Kathryn Tresilian

The number of people signing up to join the bone marrow donor register in Wales has increased by more than 2500 per cent, compared to this time last year.

The charity behind the register says it's thanks to a family from Cardiff for raising its profile.

The Clark family are looking for a match for eight-year-old Hollie, and to get the message out there they have been asking celebrities to put pants on their heads.

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Bale joins in with girl's bone marrow donor campaign

Footballer Gareth Bale is the latest celebrity to help raise funds and awareness for a Cardiff schoolgirl's bone marrow donor campaign.

Celebrities including Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton have already posed for pictures with their pants on their heads as part of a campaign for eight-year-old Hollie Clarke who needs a bone marrow transplant.

Watch: Cardiff schoolgirl searching for bone marrow donor

Stars support Hollie's #pantsonyourhead campaign

Celebrities including Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton have posed for pictures with their pants on their heads - as part of a campaign for an eight-year-old girl from Cardiff who needs a bone marrow transplant.

Sam Warburton posed for a picture with his dog - and pants on their heads. Credit: @samwarburton_

Hollie Clark's younger brother is not a match, and can't donate, so her family have launched a campaign to urge people to register as potential donors with charity Anthony Nolan.

Hollie Clark has a rare bone marrow failure syndrome.

The charity has already seen a big increase in people coming forward as potential donors.

The campaign is going strong on Twitter - through @HelpHollie and the hashtag #pantsonyourhead

Blue Watch from Cardiff Central Fire and Rescue Station wore pants on their heads. Credit: South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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