Friday, 26 February 2010

Our utterly amazing Advocates: 4

Working our way up the country but now veering sideways, Advocate number 4 is our Welsh Advocate, the lovely Andrea Evans.

Andrea is a very modest and unassuming young lady who just gets on with things, but hopefully she'll forgive us for bigging her up a bit here! When Andrea was 16 years old, she contracted Meningitis, resulting in her being hospitalised for over nine months, requiring a double amputation of her lower legs and going into kidney failure.

Andrea was placed on the waiting list for a new kidney and got her life-changing call on Christmas day in 2003.

Inspired by the incredible team who cared for her at such a difficult time, Andrea now works as a nurse and somehow finds time to do lots and lots for LLTGL.

Andrea is our liaison for the Welsh campaigns we work along side, such as Donate Wales. She is a regular in the Welsh press and initiated our campaign encouraging people to contact their local cinema's and ask them to stock Organ Donation leaflets whilst the film My Sister's Keeper was showing. Andrea was also responsible for us being featured on the Vodaphone advert when she sat on top of a giant charity tin declaring that she would give donate her time to LLTGL!

Andrea is a bit of an adrenaline junkie and jumped at the chance to abseil down the lighthouse with Holly and team to raise around £3000 for us.

Andrea and Holly at the Abseil; one noticably more relaxed than the other!

You can find out more about Andrea on her biog page here. We're extremely grateful to have Andrea, her creativity and her drive on board so thank you Andrea and keep up the fab work!

1 comment:

Holly said...

A true Fabvocate... Think you are cheeky for noticing Andy was more relaxed than me though! I couldn't have gotten through the day of the Abseil without Andy! Heres to many more advocate adventures! x