ACLT celebrate 20 years at Basketball tournament HoopsFix

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ACLT celebrate 20 years at Basketball tournament HoopsFix

The African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust celebrated it's 20th anniversary by putting on a donor drive at a charity basketball tournament.

The event called Hoopsfix celebrates the best of British basketball by bringing together the best under-17 and under-19 players from across the country to compete in the tournament.

Thornton Heath-based charity, ACLT, said it recognises that these type of events attract many people from the black and ethnic minority community and that is the reason it decided to do a donor drive at HoopsFix.

In the 20 years the charity has been running it has save more than 70 lives and has taken the registration of bone marrow and blood donors from African Caribbean backgrounds from 550 people to more than 70,000.

Currently the charity is working on one appeal called #Match4Tommy which is aiming to get a stem cell match for 4-year-old Tommy Simpson, from Barkingside in East London, who is mixed race and is currently suffering from Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.

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