Rock and Roll Meets Parliament

Mark Tami, MP for Alyn & Deeside and Chris Ruane, MP for Vale of Clwyd, hosted a second stem cell donor drive in Parliament last week with The Alarm frontman Mike Peters.

It was the second stem cell drive hosted by the MP’s and the musician with his charity, Love, Hope, Strength along with the Delete Blood Cancer charity.

It followed the previous event in 2011 where John Glen MP signed up to register to be a donor and has since been able to save a life.

Mark said, “These are great events where anyone aged between 16-55 can sign up and potentially save a life. My family are well aware of what a difference that decision can make as my son was luckily matched with somebody who was on the register when he had leukaemia.”

“The first drive was such a success, especially when we found out that John Glen MP was a match for somebody who needed a stem cell transplant that we decided to do it again.”

Chris Ruane MP added, “I pay tribute to the work of Mike Peters who’s Love, Hope, Strength Foundation has already signed up 150,000 donors and saved 1,300 lives. It was a privilege to play a small part in signing up MP’s and their staff in the House of Commons.”