22.10.2019

I have signed up to Give as you Live and it just about saved my life last week as my eldest son’s birthday had crept up on me without me noticing. Read more

14.10.2019

Hundreds of donors – you may well have been one of them – helped us to buy a very special incubator called a Giraffe incubator which enables highly skilled doctors to perform intricate procedures on tiny babies. Read more

04.10.2019

I don't mean to be smug, but I have booked my table for the Great Brompton Quiz - and luckily I have as they are going fast - have you booked yours? Read more

20.09.2019

Just when you think the world is tarnished and you wonder where all the goodness has gone… Something wonderful happens. Read more

21.08.2019

I have often written that no two days are the same in this job, working alongside NHS colleagues in these two world class hospitals. Read more

15.08.2019

In the middle of the holiday period but our hospitals are still working to mend our patients and send them back home again to live their lives to the full. Read more

17.07.2019

Did you walk the London Bridges Walk on Sunday – if so, wasn’t it good? It was perfect weather and beautifully organised. Read more

10.07.2019

Got my walking boots, got my sunscreen, got my t-shirt and I am going to walk those bridges at our London Bridges Walk like there’s no tomorrow. Read more

28.06.2019

Our seventh Golf Day at the wonderful Denham Golf Club was even better than in previous years - led by the wonderful Shakin’ Stevens and Harefield consultant, Miles Dalby. Read more

06.06.2019

I recently showed two Trustees from a Charitable Trust around Royal Brompton – they were interested to meet the team who work in the hospital school. Read more

24.05.2019

It is such a cliché, but truly, there is never a dull day in this job. I meet a wonderful brave cyclist who is going to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for Transforming Your Care. Read more

16.05.2019

Ah, Spring is firmly here as I write my blog after a pretty chilly start to May – and our supporters are also blooming! Read more

03.05.2019

I have had a busy week – close to tears twice but for very different reasons. Read more

25.04.2019

If ever I want to be reminded of why I work for this Charity, supporting two specialist hospitals, I just need to pause as I walk past our ‘donor trees’. Read more

09.04.2019

Some of you reading my blog will have received our latest edition of News Beat.  If you haven’t and would like a copy – let anyone in the Charity know. Read more

29.03.2019

We had a super event recently with author Bill Bryson talking about his new book due out in autumn – this time the body is treated to the inimitable Bryson style and I can’t wait. Read more

20.03.2019

After a very wet and windy holiday in Ludlow at the weekend, I have come back to work and my blog brimming with excitement that Spring must be on its way even if today that does seem rather a remote dream. Read more

01.03.2019

What better day to commit to a new challenge than the first day of Spring. I am very pleased with myself – I have signed up for the Brighton to Brompton Challenge – (and, by the way it was the easiest of processes!) Read more

13.02.2019

Tonight is our big event – our third and final 100 Hearts. There are so many people without whom it would not have been possible to stage this event. Read more

29.01.2019

Brr, it’s cold as I write my blog, but we are too busy (almost) to notice as we rush headlong into one of the most incredible events of my fundraising career (which has spanned more decades than I care to think about). Read more

14.01.2019

We had a busy and successful December that I want to reflect on in my blog – thank you to all of you who bought raffle tickets, came to our Carol Concerts, supported our gift wrapping and ran in our Santa Dash. Read more

21.12.2018

We have had two beautiful Carol Concerts – they always are lovely but this year has been very special, which I want to tell you about in my blog. Read more

06.12.2018

The song which starts 'The weather outside is frightful....'  seems truer than ever right now, but so does the good news... We have had some wonderful support from our corporate friends and partners that I want to share in my blog. Read more