- A fabulous swap party! Everyone brought 3 good quality items and swapped for 3 'new' items to take home, including DVDs, shoes, CDs, bags, belts, tops, books and dresses! There was a £3 entry free where £2 of it went to the charity. Lou reckons it was a really great way to raise money, in return for hours of fun! Although Lou had invited a few friends to trial out as it was my first ever swap party, she's planning a bigger and better one for November as it was so much fun! Next time she'll also charge for photographs taken on the day to raise even more funds! If you want to read more about it and see some pictures, head over to her blog
- Finally Lou is holding a sponsored tree hug on Sunday 6th September 2009 at Crystal Palace Park, London, where she is being sponsored to hold on to a tree for an hour without letting go! For Lou this will be tough as she continues to this is tough as she has a few mobility problems post transplant, but she is willing to truly test out her new lungs with some friends for help!! All monies raised at this event will be split between LLTGL and CLIC Sargeant for Children's Cancer Care. If you'd like to show your support, head on over to her Justgiving page!
Thursday, 30 July 2009
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Friday, 24 July 2009
Every year at his school, Mytham Primary School in Bolton, there is a year 6 performance, which this year was Midsummer Nights Dream. Tickets are free and instead donations are made to go to a charity chosen by the year 6 children. Dylan put LLTGL forward and it was voted in by his peers.
Sunday, 19 July 2009
Thursday, 16 July 2009
Friday, 10 July 2009
After waiting on the 'urgent' list for a heart transplant since March this year, last night our friends the Filarowski family got the call they had been desperately hoping for: A heart had been found for their daughter Gabrysia!! After a nervous wait, the transplant was given the go ahead.
As these are very early days, please keep Gabrysia and her family in your thoughts, as well as the donor family who made such an incredible decision to give her a second chance.
We wish her the speediest of recoveries.
*****Update from Gabrysia's mum*****
"What a long night and not quite over yet. Gabrysia in process of coming off bypass machine after finally getting the transplant she so desperately needed. Thank you for all the messages of support xxx"
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
As many of our supporters will know, Holly has been a massive champion of ours over the last year and has made an incredible contribution of her own (through her Battlefront campaign) that chimes with LLTGL's mission as a charity- namely, getting people to think and talk about organ donation and transplants so more people can have the chance to experience the "gift of life"
The article highlights how Holly managed to make her Battlefront campaign work successfully through the amazing powers of social networking, in particular, through Bebo, Twitter and Facebook. Continuing her sterling work, Holly has been out and about this week in various schools talking about her experiences of organ donation as well as about some of the secrets to her successful campaign that you can read about by going over to Holly's blog .
If you're feeling inspired, and want to get involved with giving talks, promoting organ donation some more or you have a really great idea that you reckon will get people thinking and talking about organ donation, please get in touch! We're also over on Twitter and other places, so come join our party!
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
Holly and Wills, a small bowel recipient, at the DFN weekend.
Planting the memory Rose. Photos courtesy of Sarah Milne.