The iLIVEiGIVE team is dedicated to raising awareness and encouraging people to sign up to the organ donor register, but more than this we hope that we bring people together who all share this same passion. We want to get people talking, not only to loved ones, family and friends but also to other people who are striving towards these same goals – we are so lucky that we have such a strong network of people so willing to help us do this.
We have been overwhelmed by people’s support ever since the campaign started, and more so than ever just recently; we are so thankful to everyone that supports us – you never cease to amaze us with the efforts you go to, not only when spreading the iLIVEiGIVE message but also when sharing the importance of organ donation with others. The team have all been really touched by the messages we’ve received lately (some of which even made us a bit teary!) and we’d like to say thank you to everyone for your kind words. Without you all, we wouldn’t keep reaching new heights in our quest to raise awareness and, let’s face it, we wouldn’t have quite as much fun!
The iLIVEiGIVE team have been as busy as ever over the last month, between putting on various exhibitions and presentations we have also had quite a few interesting discussions with other organisations about the possibility of collaborating on potential projects – iLIVEiGIVE are taking over, watch out world! Maree presented at the NHSBT Organ Donation Congress at The University of Warwick and Jo, Amy and Milly showed off everything we do here at iLIVEiGIVE for the Annual Member’s Meeting at Torbay Hospital – the response to both has been extremely positive and it’s great to have the chance to speak to a wider audience about organ donation, particularly those that may not have ever thought about it before!
We’ve also received an influx of great t-shirt photos recently, with people travelling to far and distant lands and taking the iLIVEiGIVE message with them. In particular we would like to say a huge thank you to the following ladies: Becky Langley, Sharon Pike, Nicky Eastley, Zoe Woodall, Carol Glover, Julie Al-Mashoor, Laura Walmsley, Dawn Miller and Jo Mcilhatton who have done fantastic work spreading the message whilst on their annual girls trip to Butlins. The group have been raising awareness in memory of their friend Sarah Wright who sadly lost her fight with lung disease whilst waiting for a transplant. Sarah’s organs were donated and saved the lives of three people: what a legacy to leave, and one that her friends and family are doing an amazing job of honouring. People were so interested in the group whilst they were wearing their t-shirts that they had people sign up to the organ donor register there and then by scanning the backs of the shirts – this is amazing and really shows that by working together we are all making a real difference! The iLIVEiGIVE team were thrilled to hear how much of an impact the girls made and can’t wait to hear about their next trip!
Looking forward, the team are gearing up for the Shooting Fish gig at Mama Stones on 28th November, with tickets due to go on sale soon. The evening looks set to be a great one with award-winning comedienne Suzy Bennett compering the evening. As well as this, we also have our collaboration with the Plymouth raiders basketball team to look forward to on November 30th! Contact us for more information and keep an eye on our Facebook page for details about tickets.