Nick Argent, a myeloma patient of 20 years and regular donor to Myeloma UK, explains why he’s backing our Direct Debit campaign which encourages more supporters to set up a regular donation to help us fast-forward to a myeloma-free future.
Nick Argent (pictured) was diagnosed with myeloma in 1997. He now supports Myeloma UK on a monthly basis and plans to leave a gift in his will to help ensure myeloma patients live longer, and with a better quality of life.
The 68-year-old from Cheshire says, “By continuing to support Myeloma UK, both through monthly donations and in my will, I hope the organisation will be able to continue this excellent work.”
Giving a monthly donation helps Myeloma UK to provide information and emotional support to patients and their families, fund clinical trials that give patients access to promising new treatments and drive world-leading genetics research into developing new ‘tailored’ treatments.
Nick adds, “Anyone thinking of supporting Myeloma UK just needs to look at the services it provides. If I want up-to-date and relevant information I can go straight to the Myeloma UK website or to the experts on its Infoline, who provide lots of guidance and support. This expensive and essential resource needs to be maintained.”
Nick was inspired to support our work as a regular donor after visiting several Myeloma UK Infodays in Manchester, which he describes as “a great way to meet other patients, carers, clinicians and nurse specialists.”
He says, “These meetings motivated me to start supporting Myeloma UK financially, which I have been doing through Direct Debit for several years.”
By donating via Direct Debit, Nick is now part of a growing movement of people who are supporting us so we can change the future for myeloma patients.
He says, “While there is a relentless call on the generosity of the public, Myeloma UK is a very worthwhile organisation. Giving a donation regularly is easy by setting up a Direct Debit and it will help Myeloma UK to further support patients, their families and friends in understanding the nature and implications of myeloma.”
Sign up to a Direct Debit here.