Wednesday, 29 July 2009

LDN - Fun, Friends, Food, Fountains, Southbank, Sangria, Smiles and a Carousel!

Hi all,

On 2th July, I went down to London... my Mum and Dad kindly drove me! I met up with some of the people who helped me out on Donor Day.

Emily - who was (and still is) a massive part of The Gift of Life campaign, Donor day and the Battlefront programme! She received a double lung transplant in January 2007. She is also Vice Chairman of Live Life Then Give Life.

Abby - is Emily's sister and obviously saw her go through waiting for a transplant and the journey afterwards, she ran a donor desk in Epsom on Donor Day.

Tom - is Abby's boyfriend and Emily's friend he helped run the Epsom Donor desk!

Holly - received a kidney transplant from her friend Oli (what an amazing thing to do!) it was the same week I received my kidney transplant and so we are always nattering and comparing notes on what Kasper and Ivy are up to (our kidney's). Her and Oli ran a donor desk in Spitalfields on Donor Day, sadly Oli couldn't make the meet up! Holly is currently undertaking a photography project which you can read about here and if you would like to be part of it, please do get in touch with her!

Freya - is a friend of Abby's and is also from a Donor family.

Molly - ran a donor desk in Cambridgeshire with her mum, she received a small bowel, liver and pancreas transplant in 2006.

The meet up was because there was so much stress surrounding donor day, not to mention the cameras that we didn't get much of a chance to talk and generally catch up!
The meal has been a long time coming but it was worth it, we had lots of fun! We had the meal at Las Iguanas on the Southbank, opposite the Royal Festival Hall. The meal itself was lovely but the chat and banter was better!

After the meal we walked along Southbank because the weather was beautiful and so me and Abby had fun in the fountains! We didn't get too wet though as they went up around us and we stood in the middle. We obviously saw the London eye and the mighty Big Ben, Abby had her fortune told by 2 birds which as interesting and then had a funny picture taken with a street performer!

We all went on the Carousel, which was fab and the horse I went on was called Shaw! How spooky is that! For all the pics from the night... Click Here

Photo's courtesy of Holly Cocker.

1 comment:

Molly said...

Great blog about a great night :) Was lovely to see you and everyone else there.

Take care,
Moll x x