Birmingham Transplant Games 2018

Every year, the Transplant Games happens in a different city around the UK. Every year, somewhere upwards of 700 transplant athletes compete in a wide range of sports, and at a wide range of abilities.

And every year, there are a few moments that stick out and you remember more than others. I think this year there were a lot of really special moments for me that I know will stay with me forever. Read More »

Who Runs The World? Girls.

iwd2018Happy International Women’s Day everyone.

This past year, we have seen women’s rights and the inequality that is still faced by women every day, be highlighted and discussed and there seems to be real progress on the horizon. There’s a long way to go, but we can also celebrate how far we have come. It’s been 100 years since women got the vote, the #Time’sUp and #MeToo movements have helped to shine a light and fight back against the awful treatment of women not just in the film industry but many other workplaces.

Things are happening, it seems to be an exciting time and we could see some real change in the next few years. Let’s hope so anyway.

And so, today is a perfect day to highlight the incredible women we all have around us, so here’s a few who inspire me…

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Who knew…This week was National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

This week was National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Who knew? Huh.

I am going out on a limb here and I’m going to guess that not too many of you knew that? I mean, why would you, it hasn’t really been on ANY mainstream media outlets…or did I miss something? Read More »

Anorexia is not a bad word…

If any of you have a brother or sister, I’m guessing you all did that thing where one person says yes and the other says no and whoever gives up first loses? ‘Yes’, ‘no’, ‘yes’, ‘no’, ‘yes’, ‘no’, ‘yes’….and so on. It gets pretty tiresome, doesn’t it? It’s quite hard to keep up. Read More »

12 Days of Christmas…Blog 10

Toxmas 10 say I have spent some time in The Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children in Belfast…would be, well, a very large understatement.

For someone with a fairly limited sense of direction, I think I could get from my house to that hospital in my sleep. We have driven down that road at 4am and 4pm, 12am and 12pm and other very ridiculous times.   Read More »

12 Days of Christmas…Blog 7

xmas 7Well, the last blog of 2017!

This year really does seem to have gone in the blink of an eye.

I think we have seen some good progress this year in terms of awareness of Organ Donation. More stories in papers, more talk of public awareness campaigns, more engagement with young people. More debates about the opt in or opt out system and which we should be working with. Read More »