Gala Charity Show For Anthony NolanWinter Gardens, Margate
Sunday 4th April 1976
Joe 'Piano' Henderson
Man Of Mystery David Berglas
Gary Cooke Combo
Compere: Frank Finlay
Anthony Nolan first made headlines in 1974, when Shirley Nolan set up the world's first register to match bone-marrow donors with people in desperate need - because her son Anthony urgently required a bone-marrow transplant. It was a story that captured the imagination: a tiny boy and his courageous and determined mother inspiring sympathy and hope in everyone who read about them.
Initially based at the Westminster Children's Hospital, it moved to St Mary Abbot's Hospital in 1978 and to its present offices, laboratory and research institute in north London, in the grounds of the Royal Free Hospital. The charity was renamed in 2001 as the Anthony Nolan Trust and again in 2010 to Anthony Nolan