Two aspiring musicians from Elstree University Technical College (EUTC) were so inspired by Margot Martini, that they have written a song in her memory. Margot Martini tragically lost her battle with blood cancer and has since sparked an international movement in stem cell donor recruitment. 

Grace Hynds (18) and Daniella Bernard (18) have since performed and recorded their ballad, “Light the Way”, assisted by their fellow students and college tutors and supported by various professional musicians, including a string quartet from the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and a 17-strong choir.

The song and music video has been produced by students and industry professionals at EUTC in conjunction with Margot’s family.  It is widely available from today, at no charge. Viewers and listeners are being urged to register as potential stem cell donors as soon as possible, and to then encourage ‘Just One More’ person to do the same.


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'Light the Way' is available on all major platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and SoundCloud.

The song & music video, ‘Light the Way’ is available for all to see & hear, at no charge, but there’s a moral 'price tag': we’re asking every member of the general public to register as a potential stem cell donor and then encourage Just One More to do the same.

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We are hoping the song and music video will help engage & motivate 1.1 million people to join the stem cell register, which reflects our aspiration to double the current size and potency of the combined UK registers. We accept that this is a fantastic target to aim at but then the British people are fantastically benevolent, so we are reaching out to them and calling upon each and every person in the general public to take action and participate in a direct and unique way – to potentially save someone’s life.
— Yaser Martini [Margot's Father]

The Story

Team Margot Foundation, the charity set up in Margot’s name, first met students and teachers from EUTC back in early 2015 when they were moved to produce a video for Team Margot, complete with backing music written by Daniella Bernard. Then Daniella and Grace decided to write a song, which was inspired by Margot a short while later.

Yaser said: “My wife, Vicki and I were really touched to learn what was going on and we have been blown away to see all the work that has gone into this. We feel very proud of the girls, the other students and everyone involved – it’s an emotional journey that we’re on and we hope that people engage with the song and video and take positive action, in their own time and in their own way. You might be the only one who can save a life.” 


Thousands of patients are urgently seeking a donor match and they need help right now.

Team Margot works with all the UK organisations in the stem cell / bone marrow arena – encouraging people to join whichever way they choose. Anyone aged between 16 – 55 and in general good health can join the registers. 



Chris Mitchell, Principal at Elstree University Technical College said:

“We are honoured to be involved in this production, Margot’s story has really impacted on our community and, as a Media Arts and Production specialist, our students are very keen to give something of our expertise to the vital work of Team Margot.”

Songwriter, Grace Hynds said:

“I'm so proud to be a student at EUTC; after watching the promotional video that was made by my fellow pupils, I fell in love with the charity in its ambition to unite people in registering as potential donors for such a life changing cause."

Together, saving lives.

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