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

Great excitement that the amazing Bryson Line team are back with us again… Last year they walked 590 miles over 30 days (yes, I know!) to raise money for a range of charities and happily we were one of them. It is called the Bryson Line because they followed the path of Bill Bryson’s book – The Road to Little Dribbling which is a wonderful read. But they’re back…. Still wanting to support their charities but also wanting to promote their epic journey as a long distance route – which can, thankfully, be broken down into chunks, or days, or even part of days. But the theme is definitely 'get out there, get walking' and hopefully support your favourite charity. 

Their relaunch is on Saturday 8 June with a walk from Hanborough to Oxford. It's a 15-mile walk through some classic English countryside, sometimes alongside the Thames and ending in the city itself. My husband and I have signed up and are looking forward to it. If you would like to know more (and it would be lovely to have you join us), please explore here.  

Thank you to all our wonderful supporters who have given when they received our News Beat newsletter. I am glad you felt inspired when you read about the fantastic things this Charity achieves with the support of all you, our donors and volunteers.

If you haven’t read it yet, it’s here in paper format if you would like it – just ask -  or online. And in it, you will find our latest ambition to equip our nurses and patients with the latest technology which will do away with paper, bleeps (in many cases) and tracking down doctors who could be anywhere. More importantly, it will alert nurses to any danger signs wherever they are to go and check on a patient. Amazing. Royal Brompton and Harefield already give wonderful care to our patients – this electronic observation system will take it to a whole new level. Read about the 'Transforming Your Care' Appeal here

And finally – who can resist a dog in a T-shirt… Come and join us on the London Bridges Walk on Sunday 14 July. Sign up here