Winter Newsletter 2019

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Winter Newsletter 2019

Comedy Night
Black & White Ball - Fundraiser
Gobaith Cymru FC 
Ryan Brett
Students for Organ Donation
American Project
HMRC Presentation
Annual Ball 2020
Thank You from Trustees

Comedy Night

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our Comedy Night in October this year! The comedians were fantastic and overall we raised £4,915.00!!! This will go a long way to help us provide support to those affected by organ donation, spread the word get people talking. 
Black & White Fundraiser Ball 

The night was an absolute success! Fraser Bear was auctioned for £300 and is off for an adventure around the world, including Cambodia and Las Vegas! Overall the event raised £5000!!! 

On Saturday 16th November, Sophie Walker held a 'Remembrance and Hope' Black and White Charity Ball in Llansteffan, raising money for 2 very important charities close to her heart; Mind Cymru and Believe Organ Donor Support. Her aim was to raise as much awareness as possible surrounding mental health, particularly suicide amongst young men following the loss of her brother to suicide a year previous, and organ donation, as she herself is waiting for a double organ transplant to save her life. 
Well done and a huge thank you to Sophie and her family! 
Ryan Brett
We are delighted to announce that our fundraiser and London Marathon runner, Ryan Brett, is coming to visit us in Cardiff on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th February 2020, to try on the Fraser Bear Mascot for size! He is keen to take part in a local Park Run on the Saturday has asked for volunteers to join him in their Believe t.shirts and run with him! 

Any volunteers please email Nikki and put your name forward at 


Students for Organ Donation
On 23rd October 2019, Anna-Louise carried out a training session with the Students for Organ Donation at Cardiff University. This is part of the charity's core aims; to educate people about organ donation. The programme trains students to go out into schools and talk to the children about organ donation. 

For more information on this programme or if you would be interested in your local school taking part in this, please get in touch at


American Project

Speaking with the British American Project about our organ donation process in Wales and Fraser Bear at the University Hospital of Wales, along with Transplant Surgeon and Trustee, Mike Stephens, and ITV Presenter and Trustee, Andrea Byrne.

Celebrity and Charity Film Award host Sally Phillips was also there and then tweeted this pic of her and Fraser Bear at the airport! 

HMRC - Cardiff

In November, Believe were invited to HMRC in Cardiff to do a talk during their Health and Well-being at work week. Following a very successful presentation HMRC raffled a Believe Bear and raised £65.89!  Thank you so much to HMRC for helping us spread the word about organisation and raising money. 

You too could raise money for Believe by raffling a Fraser Bear in your work place. If you would be interested in finding out more about this please email

Annual Ball 2020

We are delighted to announce that we have now booked our Annual Ball for next year and the date for your diaries is Saturday 4th July 2020. Venue and details will be sent out shortly and tickets will be available to purchase from January 2020 – so watch this space!

Thank You from The Trustees

Personal message here from Anna-Louise


Best wishes,

The Believe Organ Donor Support Team
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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

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