25 Oct 2021

Banner boosts chances of finding baby’s bone marrow match



Hampshire Flag Company has played a key role in encouraging people in the Portsmouth area to join the bone marrow register in a bid to find a match for a four-month old who desperately needs a transplant.

The leading flag manufacturer produced the 12ft x 3ft banner for free in just one day following a request from The News in Portsmouth after it launched the campaign to find a bone marrow match for Jasmine Andrew who was born with a rare and potentially life-threatening immune system deficiency which means she is constantly vulnerable to infections and viruses.

Emmanuel Andrew, Jasmine’s father said, “We really appreciate the support of the Hampshire Flag Company. The banner is eye-catching and has really helped to rally support and to encourage potential donor volunteers.”

The Hampshire Flag banner which was manufactured from PVC, printed on a DuPont Chromaprint 22UV and finished on a Miller Weldmaster, was hung from the Civic Offices in Portsmouth’s Guildhall Square for the sign-up session which was supported by the Anthony Nolan Charity.

Graham Wilkinson, Hampshire Flag Company’s Managing Director said, “It was a ‘yes’ from the moment we were approached to produce the banner. Encouraging people to come forward is so important and we hope that the campaign finds a match for baby Jasmine.”

Hundreds of people turned out to sign up to the bone marrow donor database including Linvoy Primus, former Portsmouth Football Club player.

Hampshire Flag also offers a bespoke flag design service, PVC banners, marine flags, bunting, table flags, exhibition graphics and event systems in addition to the supply and installation an extensive range of flagpoles.

Its prestigious portfolio of clients includes Selfridges, the BBC, Channel 4, Portsmouth Football Club, IBM and British Airways. The multi-award winning firm provides on-going support for various charities and expeditions including Action for Kids, Samaritans and for swimmer and environmentalist Lewis Pugh’s on-going feats.