Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Robyn's Rainbows

Recently we've been talking about fundraising, another way to donate is through our JustGiving page that we set up to collect money specifically for our Robyn's Rainbows fund.

This is an initiative set up by LLTGL after the death of our special friend Robyn Tainty, who lost her battle for life whilst waiting for a double lung transplant in September 2007, aged just 24. Before her death Robyn was sent a balloon as a beacon of hope. Putting a smile on somebody's face is important, especially when there isn't much to smile about - and LLTGL continue to fund this project.

Following nominations from the public, Live Life Then Give Life sends struggling members of the transplant community a small beacon of hope in the form of a balloon, to let them know they are being thought of. The aim is to create a rainbow on the darkest days for those in need; to remind them that they are not alone and that sunshine might be just about to break through...even just to bring a smile to their face.

It's simple. By raising money and raising awareness! Just £12 will allow us send a Robyn's Rainbow to someone in need. We want to be able to support as many people as possible and to keep them smiling whilst they fight and hope, waiting for the call that if it comes, will change their life. Robyn’s Rainbows is dedicated to Robyn and the rainbows she brought into other people’s lives...just by being there.

Here are a few examples of Robyn's Rainbows that we have sent:

Tuesday, 19 April 2011


Linking to our last blog about raising awarness, one of the easiest ways to do this is by wearing one of our Live Life Then Give Life T-shirts! Live Life Then Give Life began with a T-shirt campaign in 2006 and in 2011 we designed and released a new range of T-shirts to add to the collection with our now infamous I'd Give You One tag line. The design is currently available in four unisex sizes.

The T-Shirts cost only £10.00 each +P&P. If you are ordering more than 10 t-shirts, please contact us with your order directly, as we can arrange more efficient postage for larger orders.

If you would prefer not to order online, you can download this printable form and post it to us with a cheque or postal order for the correct amount.

Why buy an 'I'd Give You One' T-shirt?
  • To show your support for LLTGL;
  • To raise awareness about Organ Donation;
  • To stimulate conversation and encourage others to think and talk about their wishes.

To order online please visit the T-Shirts section on our website here.

So, think about it, talk about it and do something about it by buying one of our fab t-shirts and helping us spread the word!

Monday, 18 April 2011

Fundraising and Awareness

We often get asked questions about how to raise money, create events and raise awareness, so we thought it was about time we gave you some ideas!

How about participating in a Challenge event to raise money for us or creating your own fundraising oportunity. You can download our A – Z of fundraising ideas for some inspiration, it takes you from Abseiling to Zip Slides and everything in between. If you hold an event we’d love to hear about it and see any photos you have – you never know, you might even make it here onto our blog or be our fundraiser of the month on our website.

If you are raising money for us there are lots of ways you can do this and now It’s easier than ever thanks to Justgiving and Virgin Money Giving! If you are doing it the old fashioned way collecting money from your friends and colleagues you can download our sponsorship form here.

As for raising awareness, try and find out when local fairs/craft shows/fetes are being held and approach organizers about the possibility of holding a stand or stall. NHSBT have lots of free materials to brighten up your stand — find out more by visiting they even give you publicity tips as well as providing their free promotional materials catalogue.

Another way you could raise awareness and money for us is through your business. We are a small energetic and up-and-coming Charity and we can arrange for one of our Trustees to come and talk at your workplace to explain more about what we do and why our work is so important. If corporate sponsorship is something you or your business might be interested in then please do contact us via our contact form on our website.

We hope we have given you some ideas. Thanks as always for your continued support.