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Press Gazette: ‘Baldy blogger’ Adrian Sudbury’s education campaign an ‘outstanding success’

The campaign to spread education on the importance of bone marrow donation set up by ‘baldy blogger’ and digital journalist Adrian Sudbury has been hailed as a success by an independent assessor.

Sudbury, who died from leukaemia in August last year, started the campaign – fuelled by his blog – and secured significant funding for a pilot project to train volunteers to deliver seminars in schools and colleges.

Full story at this link…

Baldy Blogger receives posthumous journalism award

Adrian Sudbury, the digital journalist for the Huddersfield examiner who died in August from leukaemia, was named Yorkshire journalist of the year at an awards ceremony last night, HoldtheFrontPage reports.

Sudbury was awarded the Yorkshire press award following his campaign, orchestrated through Baldy’s Blog, to improve bone marrow donation education in schools and colleges.

An award has also be renamed in Sudbury’s memory – the Adrian Sudbury Daily Feature Writer of the Year Award, which went to the Yorkshire Post’s Nick Ahad.

‘Baldy Blogger’ Adrian Sudbury’s memorial to be streamed online

The memorial service for Adrian Sudbury, the Huddesrfield Examiner journalist who died from leukaemia in August, is being streamed live via the paper’s website with the help of the BBC.

Sudbury, who used his site Baldy’s Blog to lead a campaign to improve bone marrow donation education in UK schools and colleges, was 27 when he died.

“The memorial service will be attended by people who supported Sign Up For Sudders, as well as Adrian’s friends, family and colleagues.

“Also expected to attend are readers of Adrian’s award-winning online diary, Baldy’s Blog, where he chronicled the ups and downs of living with leukaemia.

“The service will feature a pre-prepared message from Adrian himself, video tributes from the media and colleagues, speeches from his family, friends and Colne Valley MP Kali Mountford, who helped with Adrian’s campaign,” according to a post on the site.

To view the service, which started at 2pm, use this link.

Memorial to be held for ‘baldy blogger’ Adrian Sudbury

Digital journalist and blogger Adrian Sudbury, who died last month from leukaemia, is to be remembered and celebrated at an open memorial service on October 16.

A private funeral for Adrian, who created Baldy’s Blog to chronicle his fight against cancer and his campaign for better education on bone marrow donation, has already been held, his mum, Kay Sudbury, said on his blog last week.

“Adrian wants this to be a much more upbeat affair and would like as many people as possible to attend wearing bright clothing suitable for the cathedral setting,” wrote Kay.

The service will take place at Sheffield Cathedral from 2pm. All enquiries should be made to 01484 437707 or rsvpadrian@trinitymirror.com.

A host of fundraising activities have also been organised by Adrian’s friends and family, and donations in honour of his memory have already risen to £1,400, which has been given to the Anthony Nolan Trust.

“His Dad and I would merely say that the best way to remember Adrian is to get onto the donor register. We know many of you have already done so and we salute your determination to make a difference,” his mum added in the post.

Baldy blogger’s posts published in charity book

Adrian Sudbury, the journalist-turned-blogger who sadly passed away this week, is to have his blog posts published in a book for charity.

Adrian, who chronicled his battle against leukaemia on Baldy’s Blog, set-up a campaign to make education about bone marrow donation compulsory in UK schools and colleges.

The volume will feature posts from the blog and a selection of comments from its readers, as well as photos of Adrian and a foreword by Gordon Brown, whom Adrian met as part of his campaign.

All proceeds from Baldy’s Book will go to leukaemia charity The Anthony Nolan Trust.

Baldy blogger wins regional journalism prize

Adrian Sudbury, who has blogged about his experiences as a sufferer of terminal leukaemia, was named multimedia journalist of the year in the Press Gazette’s Regional Press Awards on Friday.

Huddersfield Daily Examiner journalist Sudbury accepted the award with a video message, while at the ceremony his parents asked the audience to support his bone marrow donation campaign.

The campaign, which aims to make education about bone marrow, blood and organ donation a compulsory part of sixth-form education in the UK, has already led to a meeting with Gordon Brown for Sudbury.

The Hull Daily Mail was named multimedia publisher of the year and daily newspaper of the year (above 40k) at the awards, and picked up the prize for best front page.

Baldy blogger’s campaign goes to government

Regional newspaper journalist and blogger Adrian Sudbury’s campaign to encourage more bone marrow donors will be heard by government ministers only 24 hours after its official launch.

Sudbury, digital journalist with the Huddersfield Examiner, has spoken openly about his battle with leukaemia on Baldy’s Blog, recently telling readers he only has weeks to live following a relapse of the disease.

In his latest post he explained that his dying wish was to ‘educate more people about what it is like to be a bone marrow donor’.

The Examiner has taken on Sudbury’s challenge by launching an official campaign, which will now see the journalist address health minister Alan Johnson and Ed Balls, secretary of state for children, schools and families, at Westminster, the paper reports.

At the meeting, he will explain the system in Germany, where school children are educated about bone marrow donation as part of their curriculum.

All the best Adrian – we will be thinking of you.

UPDATE – The Examiner has now posted a video of Adrian’s meeting with Gordon Brown.