A busy month

There was a last minute hiccup with the location for the art competition. The main gallery corridor in the hospital was being painted. Aghhh! Thanks to some quick thinking, agreement from the Bayview Restaurant team and help from the estates department, we were able to show the art. Some great entrants and worthy winners. Crisis over.

The t-shirts. So, we had the design, we just had to find someone to produce them. A quick google search and a few quotes later, we found a fantastic screen printer in Torquay ( We visited the printshop on a few occasions to try on the t-shirts and ask some questions. This was a real working environment and the smell of the inks made us all feel a bit dizzy! Our initial t-shirt choice couldn’t be sourced so Paul from etees found us an alternative, and produced a special shirt for Lottie.

Lottie’s party was delightful. It was the first time Maree had met with Chris and Julie (Lottie’s parents) and it certainly wasn’t going to be the last time! The afternoon had media coverage and this was something we were also pretty naïve about. What a big learning curve we had to climb.

We had decided that the iLIVEiGIVE campaign was going to launch in September, so bearing in mind everyone seems to be on holiday in August we had to get everything sorted for iLIVEiGIVE day on  8th September. We met with Ian Broadfoot who was the Chief Executive of Torbay Town Centres Company Ltd, who was happy for us to contact the local traders and with Tim Herbert, the media manager for Torquay United.  The aim was to launch iLIVEiGIVE in the town centre and then follow this with a presence at the local derby match between Torquay and Plymouth at Plainmoor.

Just needed a small army of people to help out!

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