Adrian Sudbury, the Regional Press Awards Digital Journalist of the Year, has caused quite a few waves with his campaign to raise awareness of leukemia and organ donation.
He has met cabinet ministers, received a letter from Prince Charles and even a had sit-down chat with Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who called him up out of the blue last night.
Brown called to say that he had personally written to Sudbury’s suggested list of celebrities who might back his campaign to make lessons on blood and organ donation compulsory for school leavers.
Sadly, Sudbury, a digital journalist for the Huddersfield Examiner, contracted two rare forms of leukemia in November 2006. Last month he refused any more treatment for the terminal illness and is now spending time with his friends and family.