Monday, 28 September 2009

The great big LLTGL abseil!

On the November 7th 2009, Holly and her team of 41 will be taking part in a -gulp!- 100ft abseil down the famous Leasowe Lighthouse on the Wirral to raise funds for LLTGL.

Holly and her team have all been affected by organ donation in some way as recipients, donor families or have lost someone they love because their transplant didn't come in time. For Holly herself, the abseil represents a huge personal challenge that she would never have been able to contemplate without her wonderful donor and their family.

If you want to show your support, please dig deep and sponsor the big LLTGL abseil over at Holly's JustGiving page!
You can also join the Live Life Then Give Life Abseil group on facebook and follow Holly and her team on her blog!

Thanks as ever for your support,

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Scared and frightened......

This is our South-East advocate Jess two weeks ago

This is Jess today
Jess is currently in hospital fighting for every breath. Her lungs are failing and so she is wearing a non-invasive ventilator to keep her going. We at LLTGL are very very scared that we are going to lose our beautiful friend all because not enough people are signed up to the Organ Donor Register.

Jess, and others like her who are also facing head-on the harsh and terrible realities of the lack of organ donors, can be saved.

Please talk about it with your family
Please tell all your friends
Please tweet, facebook, myspace, bebo- anything you can to get people talking about, thinking about and acting on organ donation.

Without a transplant soon, Jess will die. We don't want to lose such a wonderful girl and a special friend.


Thursday, 17 September 2009

Did anyone see us on the telly last night?!?!


Apparently we were featured last night on the Vodafone ads in between the Secret Millionaire programme

We all missed it and are dying to know if anyone else managed to catch the adverts?!?! If so, let us know what you thought!!

Thursday, 10 September 2009


What an exciting night last night was, and we are hugely proud to announce that last night, LLTGL walked away with Best New Charity 2009.

It was the Charity Times Awards 10th Anniversary and the evening was fantastic; we were genuinely surprised (and hugely thrilled) to win, and still can't quite believe that we're an award-winning charity 2 years running!

We've received such lovely messages of support and congratulations and we're really very touched by all the recognition.

They are small words but we have to say them again as there are no others: Thank you all, so very much.


Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Achievements all round!

Our lovely Advocates Jess and Lou both successfully completed their challenges on Sunday - well done girls! Emily went to both to generally shout and whoop and share some LLTGL love, and also to film and take pictures. There is now a video of Jess' day online which you can view by clicking here - Lou's video is coming soon.

We're so proud of both girls for working so very very hard to try to raise funds and awareness.

Tonight is a bit exciting, as it's the Charity Times Awards 2009! We're up for Best New Charity and are rather excited to be finalists for the second year running. The awards ceremony will take place in London this evening, keep an eye on our Twitter feed for updates and check back in here to see how we did!

As we frequently say (but you can't really say it enough) it's thanks to you - our supporters - that we have been nominated yet again; we couldn't do what we do without your help and support. So thank you.