Adapting to a summer without physical get togethers and fundraising events is happening - and our first foray into keeping in touch with our nearest and dearest friends, donors, volunteers and extended well wishers, happened last week with our online quiz. It was terrific fun, not without its bumps, humps, moments of blind panic and nail biting, but, predictably, everyone who came was determined to enjoy themselves and forgave any first night wobbles.

If you booked to come but couldn't jointhen the quiz will definitely run again, so please stay with us and forgive us the problem that wouldn't let you in last week.

For me, it was a chance to have my adult children in the same breakout room with us - from Hampshire, Gloucestershire and Shropshire - and any excuse to bring us together again is welcome. A huge well done to our fundraising team for making the quiz night happen.

We are also launching our Lifeline Lab appeal on Thursday by Zoom - you may be joining us already, and I look forward to seeing you there. If you haven't heard about it but would like to come, please let me know - Zoom allows us to invite lots of people so please consider yourself invited - provided you let us know so we can send you the joining instructions.

So, this is another adaptation to the new life. We had to cancel this launch in March as you can imagine, and life took a very different turn from then until ... well, on-going. But the ambition to be the best we can be does not stop, and the Cath Lab team at Harefield, led by the brilliant Mark Bowers is still determined to bring an old and tired cath lab to being state-of-the-art and ready to save lives - as Harefield does so well.

Money has been found - just - to do the refurbishing of the room itself, but there simply isn't the budget to buy the very latest cardiovascular imaging equipment, so the hospital team has turned to the Charity to help them fund this purchase. More details about our appeal can be found here, and please let me know if you would like to join us for the evening. 

There will be a short video about the cath lab and discussions and presentation with Mark Bowers and other colleagues. It promises to be a fascinating evening, and all from the comfort of your own home.