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Daily rallies all of its sister titles in bid to help save six-year-old’s life

A daily newspaper has called on its sister titles across the country to help save the life of a six-year-old boy on its patch.

The South Wales Argus has urged Newsquest newspapers across the country to throw their support behind the search for a bone marrow donor for Marley Nicholls, from Newport, who is battling a rare blood condition called aplastic anaemia.

Doctors have warned that without a bone marrow transplant Marley, pictured, could die in the next few years.

The Argus has covered Marley’s story previously, and has now asked all of its Newsquest sister titles to encourage their readers to sign up for the Anthony Nolan Trust to see if they could be a match for him.

Argus editor Nicole Garnon said: “It seemed the obvious thing to do to try to use our network of papers across the country to help spread Marley’s story.

“We have papers right across the UK from Scotland to Cornwall, the south coast and of course other parts of Wales. We hope by getting coverage of the Marrow for Marley campaign in all these titles will help find a donor.

“The response from editors across the country has been great, so fingers crossed.”

Marley’s mum Shaney Truman told the Argus the family would be “forever grateful for Newsquest’s help”.

She added: “I cannot believe that the South Wales Argus has managed to do this. I am in shock and taken aback. It is an amazing thing for you to do.

“The family will forever be grateful for this. Having awareness across the country will definitely make a difference.”