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In memory of Don Mackay

Nichola and Don (Picture: Mirrorpix)

Posted: February 15th, 2018

Daily Mirror legend DON MACKAY died last November from a rare blood cancer.

From Alastair McQueen: As you may know, it was decided to try to raise funds in Don Mackay’s memory to brighten up the bleak waiting room at Guy’s Hospital where Don spent so many hours and days as he fought the blood cancer which finally killed him.

£1,300 has been raised so far, but the fund will close at the end of this month (February 2018.) If you haven’t yet donated and would like to, details from Don’s widow Nichola McAuliffe are given below.

Let’s see if we can brighten the place for others afflicted by this terrible illness.

From Nichola McAuliffe: “If people would like to give, no matter how little, could they please make out their cheque or postal order to ‘MASTERSTROKE POLYCYTHAEMIA FUND 791’ and send it to: C/O Professor Claire Harrison, Haematology Dept., 4th Floor, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT.

“Don had post polycythaemia myelofibrosis, and the funds will be used to renovate the grim waiting room where blood cancer patients spend hours waiting for treatment.

“Thank you – and please – nobody should feel obliged. Thank you, love Nichola x
PS I will let you know how much we raise.”

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