The Hero Project

Age range: 16 - 18 | Price: Free | Project by: Anthony Nolan
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About Project

Did you know, you have the power to help young people become lifesavers? It all starts with hosting a Hero Project education session for 16-18 year olds involved with your organisation.

Anthony Nolan is the pioneering charity that makes lifesaving connections between incredible people willing to donate their stem cells and patients with blood cancer in need of a transplant. But they can’t do it without supporters like you getting involved.

Introducing: The Hero Project

The Hero Project empowers 16 to 18-year-olds to take lifesaving social action. The programme delivers presentations to help educate young people about registering as stem cell, blood and organ donors, enabling them to make informed decisions. The Jack Petchey Foundation, set up by Sir Jack Petchey CBE to inspire and celebrate young people, supports the programme in London and Essex.

How you can help

To educate and empower as many young people as possible, Anthony Nolan need sixth forms, colleges and youth organisations to host Hero Project presentations. The presentations are free of charge and are delivered by trained volunteer speakers. The speaker will explain why stem cell, blood and organ donation matter, what is involved in donation and how to register. They will tell their own inspirational story and encourage students to reflect on what they’ve heard and talk to family and friends about whether they wish to register as a potential donor in future.

A 30-50 minute slot is ideal to deliver the presentation and allow time for questions. The sessions can be delivered in assembly, or PSHE slots, and can be flexible to fit in with your timetable.

Want to get involved?

If you would like to book a visit from the Hero Project, or you have further questions, complete this enquiry form and a member of Anthony Nolan staff will be in touch.

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In-person Support
Target Young People
Cost Free
Age of participants 16 - 18
Available from - to 18/02/2020-01/09/2021

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