Believe Mail – APRIL/MAY 2019 (copy 01)

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Believe Mail

WE DID IT!

Thankyou for voting
 
April/May Believe Mail

Charity Film Awards Winners!
Partners to The British Transplant Games
Trustee Changes
Believe Choir
Upcoming Events
Believe TV
Merchandise Shop
 

THANKYOU FOR VOTING - WE DID IT!

We won!!!

What a way to celebrate the 1st anniversary of our animations release, 'The FAB Gift Of Life', produced by Splash Entertainments Mike Young (AKA Super Ted). 

We are so grateful to everyone that voted and shared our plea. THANKYOU!

We have managed to reach 8 million people globally and our animation is now on the welsh schools HWB as well as NHSBT website. With this new recognition, the sky is the limit!

Our next project is to translate the animation into the BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) languages to address the shortage of BAME organs available. Please get in touch if you would like to or know anyone who maybe be interested in partnering with us to sponsor a translation.

 

The Believe Team at the Charity Film Awards

The evening was a heart warming showcase of what can happen when people come together to help others and spread love and support out into the world.

Thanks MTI for getting us there and back in style!
 

As always Fraser Bear made some more celebrity friends including the lovely compere, Sally Phillips, best known for Bridget Jones Diary and Smack the Pony.
We are a partner of the British Transplant Games

Taking place in Newport this July and r
unning for over 40 years, the 4-day event attracts around 1000 transplant athletes and more than 1500 supporters.

 

Transplant survivors including children as young as five can compete in more than 25 sports and many athletes also go on to compete at the World Transplant Games.

 

The Games are organised on behalf of Transplant Sport whose aim is to raise awareness of the need for organ donation, encourage transplant recipients to lead active lifestyles and show appreciating for, and remember, donors and their families.

Find out more here



JOIN US IN WELCOMING OUR NEW TRUSTEES
 
RICKY HELLYAR
Ricky is a lecturer in the School of Healthcare Sciences at Cardiff University. After completing his Nurse training in Cardiff Ricky spent a number of years working in Intensive Care during which he completed his MSc in Critical Care. Ricky then went on to work in Clinical Research prior to moving into academia.
He has been passionate about Organ and Tissue Donation throughout his career and has a particular research interest in how patients can improve healthcare systems. He has found the work of Believe to be inspiring and feels privileged to be associated with the charity.

PAUL DINNICK
Paul, a retired entrepreneur, enjoyed 20 years working for UK and European companies with particular emphasis on Sales and Marketing strategies. 
He returned to Cardiff in 1983 and started his own company which he grew into a multi million pound international business by the time he sold it on retirement. 
He is the grandfather of Fraser and has been involved in Believe, although in the background, since its formation.
Paul believes his experience can assist in growing Believe into a long term business. 

GAVIN FOXHALL
Gavin is the director of Newport county FC. 
Newport County have always supported the charity and even showed the animation on the big screen during their final Saturday home game. We wish them all the best at the play off final and it will be amazing to see Fraser Bear back at Wembley. Keep your eyes peeled. We are looking forward to working together with both Gavin and Newport county not only with The Transplant Games but within football globally.

ANDREA BYRNE
This journalist and presenter met Anna Louise whilst producing a week in - week out documentary. A friendship was formed both inside and outside the media. Andrea, Anna and Mike Stephens  are working on an American delegate scheme in November this year. With Andreas passion and interest in this subject we look forward to her views in developing the charity further.
 
THANKYOU AND BYE BYE KARA

Kara  became  involved  with Believe following  Stuart  and  Fraser’s  deaths. Kara  originally  met Anna  and  Stuart  at  the  hospital  in  2008,  during  an  antenatal  appointment,  when  Fraser  and  Kara’s  eldest,  Sam,  were  still  to  be  born.  
Kara has been such an asset and a great friend to Anna and Believe. We will be sad to not have her on the team. We thank Kara for her hard work during her time as trustee but know she carries on supporting us in the future.

BELIEVE CHOIR
Would you like to sing , join our organ donation choir?
Contact us now!
 

UPCOMING EVENTS
  1. The British Transplant Games - Thurs 25th - Sun 28th July 2019
  2. Comedy and Curry Night - Thurs 17th Oct 2019 @ The Juno Lounge,Cardiff City Stadium £25 per head                                                                           (This includes your choice of 2 curry’s and an evening of entertainment with special guest and local comedian Dan Glyn.)  - Free parking on site, vegetarian options included.
  3. Believe Ball - Summer 2020 - Details coming soon

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We have our beautiful high quality Fraser Bears, Fraser Bear Badges, Believe Clothing and more!

Yours

The Believe Organ Donor Support Team

www.believe-ods.org.uk
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To Support, Educate and Raise Awareness of Organ Donation

Believe - Organ Donor Support
11 Park Square, Newport, NP20 4ELUK
Tel: +44 7981 163341‬
Fax: 01633 246807
Email: help@believe-ods.org.uk

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