THE search is continuing today for a donor to save the life of a little girl battling leukemia.
Ayesha Siddiqui, 7, desperately needs a bone marrow transplant but, despite more than a million people being tested, a match has yet to be found.
A recruitment drive is being held today at the Al-Furqan mosque in Carrington Street in Glasgow's West End, in a bid to find a match for the youngster, from Newton Mearns.
The mosque was chosen because of the high proportion of people of mixed race who worship there, who are more likely to be a bone marrow match for little Ayesha.
Another registration event for the Anthony Nolan Trust is to take place next Friday, at the Strathclyde University mosque.
Today's event was organised by Ammed Mahmood, 24, a family friend who has just graduated as a doctor. A similar event was held at the Glasgow Mela.
Ammed said: "There will be a mobile bus set up outside the mosque and we will be recruiting not just for Ayesha but for the other people waiting for bone barrow transplants."
Ayesha, whose father Nadeem is a cancer doctor in the city, was diagnosed last year, and has been having chemotherapy.
None of her family – including brother Saif, 4, and mum Noreen, 47, a Glasgow Caledonian University lecturer – is suitable.
Last month a 5K run was held to boost funds for the Anthony Nolan charity.
More than £45,000 has been raised by Ayesha's family and friends, as well as kind-hearted readers, towards the cost of processing potential bone-marrow donors.
To join the register visit www.anthony nolan.org