So the campaign is just as strong as ever, which is fantastic news, I was banking on a bit of a break but looks like that isn't much of an option! Well I like to be kept busy so I'm not going to complain (too much!)
So the latest news...
I had a great time at Radio Manchester, everyone there was lovely and the presenter, Heather Stott put me at ease and made me feel so welcome! Here are some of the pics from the day....
And if you missed the interview you can listen to it here, I am about 2hours into the show.
So plans for the campaign in the near future.
- Next week the photographer from Engage is coming to take pictures of me for the front page of the magazine.
- A french magazine wants to interview me (in English) the magazine goes out to around 50,000 young french people who are learning English.
- I want to develop a viral game and video to spread the word amongst young people!
- I have a few talks in schools organised in July for LLTGL and one off the back of Battlefront too!
The most exciting news is that I received a letter (via email) today from the Rt Hon Ed Ball's in response to my email! It says....
Thank you for your letter following up the recent Battlefront event. It was great to meet with you and the other young people at the event. The passion and enthusiasm that you all expressed for your campaigns was good to see, and I wish you well in your campaigns. I want to take this opportunity to reaffirm the Department's commitment in encouraging young people to learn more about organ donation and the issues involved in this debate.
In this respect i really appreciate your efforts and have asked officials to explore further with you how you believe this Department can support raising awareness of organ donation in education following the joint letter sent out to schools on 28 September 2008. In order to arrange a mutually convenient meeting, please contact....."
I submit my last ever University assignment tomorrow, an end of an era... the time has gone so fast, I can't believe it has been three years! So much has happened over that time, I've made lots of great friends, my brother got married, I became an Auntie, won the Battlefront competition, and received "The Gift of Life"!
When I first started my degree I didn't know if I would be able to complete it through being on dialysis... but I did it and I'm so glad I did, obviously I couldn't have done it without the support of my family! Now I've just got to wait for my results... I'm not too bothered (well ok, I'm lying, I want to do as well as I can) as long as I graduate then I will be proud!
I might have to start thinking of the big wide world now, actually grow up and find my self a job! Don't fret though, I will continue my work with LLTGL, keep spreading the word with The Gift of Life campaign and hopefully meet Gordon Brown and Ed Balls!
So there you go! No signs of slowing down yet....