Wednesday, 21 January 2009

All change here at LLTGL!

It's been a busy few weeks at LLTGL, what with preparation for the Valentines Cake Bake (with some extra special, super-secret prizes) hunting for fundraising ideas to keep us in business for the next year and being all excited about Holly's ongoing Battlefront activity. On top of all of that, we have some news that we'd like to share with all of our supporters and followers about some of the changes going on behind the scenes.

First, following an exceptional tenure as chair of LLTGL, Emma Harris has sadly stepped down as our leader. Emma started off the LLTGL campaign all the way back in 2006 along with Emily, who at the time was in desperate need of a lung transplant. Emma has presided over the growth of our charity from these humble beginnings, and went on to spearhead both our recognition as an offical charity in March 2008 and our fabulous win at the Charity Times Awards in September that same year. We are really sad to lose her guiding light, but are over the moon that she'll be staying on as a trustee of the charity.

Taking over the reins is the rather smashing Oli Lewington, who came on board the Live Life Then Give Life campaign in 2007 as the production manager of our sell-out comedy show Laughter for Life with Bill Bailey and Dara O'Briain, depsite being on 24-hour oxygen and listed for a double-lung transplant. We at LLTGL are excited to have Oli's leadership as we know that he'll continue to lead the charity onwards and upwards in its quest to help save and improve the lives of all those waiting for or lucky enough to have received a transplant.

As well as all these changes, we are also quite excited to announce that we have two new trustees joining us following the departure of original trustees Hal and Anders, who joined LLTGL along with Jen in summer 2007 and helped drive the campaign towards charity recognition and beyond.

Taking up the LLTGL challenge are Matt Coyne, marketing guru and close friend of Robyn (who was the inspiration behind Robyn's Rainbows) and Hannah 'Pops' Barham who spearheaded the "My Friend Oli" campaign at Durham University along with chancellor Bill Bryson. We feel special to have them both on board and think they'll help take our charity in lots of new and exciting directions


Anonymous said...

I'd like to thank Emma for her time as Chairman and wish Oli the best. I would also like to thank Hal for his great work and input whilst being a Trustee. I'd would also like to thank the LLTGL for my enjoyable time as trustee.

Finally, i wish the team, the new trustees and all those connected with LLTGL all the best.

See you around.


Anonymous said...

This article seems to state that there were only 6 founding members, but that's not true, is it? Funny how these things get forgotten.