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Spreading the Word…

We can’t believe another month has gone by already… but what a month it’s been!

With the Shooting Fish gig and the Plymouth Raiders game both in the same week, it’s a good job we like being busy! Both nights were a great success and the iLIVEiGIVE message was spread far and wide. We got the chance to meet lots of new people, which is one of the best parts of our job! It’s so worthwhile as a team when we’re able to engage with people that may never have considered organ donation before and are as eager to find out more about the subject as we are to tell them about it! We’re not here to pressure people into signing up to the register but to better inform people in order that they make the best decision for them.

The gig at Mama Stones was fantastic – Suzy Bennett was (of course) hilarious and had people howling with laughter that was so loud you could hear it from the street outside! Her funny anecdotes (mostly at the expense of her poor mum!) warmed up the crowd nicely and prepared them to welcome the band on stage. The iLIVEiGIVE team would like to say a huge thank you to Suzy for coming all the way from London to compère the evening.

Which brings us on to the band themselves, with excellent covers of songs by groups like the Kaiser Chiefs and Ash, the guys in Shooting Fish got the crowd buzzing and ready for the weekend (even though it was only Thursday!). Thank you so much to the band and also to Mama Stones for hosting the night and helping us spread the message about the importance of organ donation.

The Raiders game was another great night with the focus very much on celebrating life post-transplant as one of the Raiders’ table officials, Joe Peard, received a heart transplant this Summer. Joe, who also received the award for ‘England Basketball Table Official Of the Year’ that evening, joined the team in supporting iLIVEiGIVE as a platform through which organ donation has been brought to attention in the wider public sphere. Although we started as a campaign in the South West, we have be able to reach many people throughout the country and along with many other organisations are helping give the subject of organ donation more and more prominence.

Plymouth Raiders

The team looked amazing in their exclusive iLIVEiGIVE kits and we would like to wish them continued success after their amazing win on the night! Thank you to the Plymouth Raiders Chief Executive, Dave Briggs, for all his hard work in making the night happen.

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