Get involved: Send pictures, video, news and views - text NEWS SHOPPER to 80360 or email us
Bexley couple recognised for charity work
A BEXLEY couple are celebrating after being recognised for their work in battling blood cancer.
Andy and Nicola Sellings won a special award at a the House of Commons, which recognised the work of the uniformed services.
The event, organised by blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, gathered members of the army, RAF, police and prison services who have been instrumental in recruiting lifesaving bone marrow donors to its UK register.
Mr Sellings, a Sergeant based at Bexleyheath Police Station, and his wife Nicola began organising donor recruitment events after Andy was diagnosed with leukaemia.
Mr Sellings had his transplant on May 25 last year from a donor found by Anthony Nolan and is back at work
Since then, the couple have organised more than 40 events and recruited almost 3,000 people to the register.
James Brokenshire MP said: "His (Andy's) work and the work of others is literally helping to save lives."