Four days. 723 transplant recipients. One amazing experience.

If I had to think of a list of words to describe myself, “sporty” or “athletic” would absolutely not feature. I don’t really even like to watch sport, and I not-so-secretly pride myself on being the least rugby-knowledgeable Kiwi most people will ever meet. Attending an event like the British Transplant Games wasn’t something that really […]

Me, Billy the Kid…and Mr. Right?

In September last year, I turned 30. My younger self always thought I’d be married by now. In my mind, it was just how life worked. I would finish secondary school, then university, after which would come building a career, buying a house and somewhere in between all those milestones Mr. Right would appear, eventually […]

I Volunteer: Tracey Sinclair

My final guest blogger for Volunteers Week is Tracey Sinclair. Tracey is a kidney transplant recipient who volunteers for the National Kidney Federation (NKF) as well as for her local kidney patients association. Tracey is passionate about supporting young renal patients and ensuring their voices and opinions are able to be heard. She can be […]

I Volunteer: Mandy Lawrence

My first guest blogger for the final day of Volunteers Week is Mandy. Mandy has Gastroparesis and although she initially struggled with how her diagnosis had changed her life, she eventually realised she had a “new normal”, and part of this this new normal is the voluntary work she does with Devon & Cornwall Police. […]

I Volunteer: Mimi Cook

Today’s guest blogger is Mimi. Mimi is 24 and received a heart transplant when she was 18 months old. She has since become involved with Live Life Give Life as an organ donation advocate, as well as volunteering as a Brownie leader with Girlguiding UK. I was born with dilated cardiomyopathy (which is a condition […]