06.04.2020

I wonder how you felt, if and when, you took part in the clapping for the NHS on Thursday night. In my quiet street in Cirencester, where very little happens, suddenly the place was alive. Read more

27.03.2020

Today restores my faith in humanity. Today we have received donations small, large and very large to support our emergency appeal to help our hospitals treat patients suffering with the Covid-19 virus. Read more

18.03.2020

Welcome to the Charity blog with an update as to how we at Charity HQ are adapting to the challenging times around us. Read more

11.03.2020

Like every hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals are putting in place actions and preparations to cope with the coronavirus, and your Charity is playing its part too. Read more

17.02.2020

Our fundraising appeal to raise enough to buy two new pieces of ECMO equipment is going well. Read more

29.01.2020

In 2015, a little boy called Elliot sadly died of Mitochondrial Disease. In his memory, his parents set up Elliot’s Touch. Read more

17.01.2020

It was a wonderful feeling to be able to tell our gathering of 750 people at our Carol Concert that we were able to buy the first of the two ECMO units. Read more

02.01.2020

Happy New Year and thank you to all of you who helped to make 2019 a very good year for the Charity through donations large and small. Read more

16.12.2019

Christmas is well and truly on its way now! The first day of December was celebrated with the traditional Santa Dash around Ruislip Lido. Read more

10.12.2019

Our Charity has a very carefully managed property portfolio which generates income, much of which we give directly to our two hospitals. Read more

18.11.2019

This week has been a rollercoaster! We had a fantastic quiz with Hugh Dennis which has raised a really amazing £7,554 for our #MoreTimeMoreLives Appeal. Read more

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