News - September 2019

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Kelly Bellamy
1st September 2019 - Local families with bleeding disorders recruits Kelly Bellamy as our Communications Consultant

We are really excited to welcome Kelly to the team. Kelly first got involved with our group when she organised a World Haemophilia Day cake sale this year in order to help raise funds towards our LondonZoo trip. Since helping us, Kelly has now kindly agreed to share her expertise in healthcare communications and event planning with us by volunteering with us.

Kelly is Senior Director at a local Medical Communications agency in Richmond, and it's through this work that she has formed links with the haemophilia community, having worked with different societies, groups, and companies all over the world for almost 13 years.

As Kelly's background is in communications, she is getting involved to help us with some of our communications, and how we can use social media and other platforms in the most effective way. Though she does work with the pharmaceutical industry in a professional capacity, she is volunteering with the group independently - and is really excited to be able to help!

Charity Poker Game
2nd September 2019 - Charity Poker Challenge [8pm]

On Monday night in a packed South London pub the long awaited heads up poker tournament got under way - playing on behalf of Families with bleeding orders was Danny and the opposition was some unknown who will remain nameless for reasons that will become obvious! After three close run rounds over three hours of play, Danny emerged winner with a 2-1 victory winning both players stakes for the charity.

The event managed to raise £100.50.

Bedford Half Marathon
6th September 2019 - Jacob's Friends Runs Bedford Half Marathon

A kind neighbour of one of the members ran the Bedford Half Marathon on the 6th September to raise awareness about our support group and show their support for Jacob and his friends in the group.

Hannah Coffee Morning
17th September 2019 - Hannah will be running a coffee morning

Cake, coffee and a good natter with friends to raise some money for our group. Jake really benefits from us being able to talk to him about other little boys who are just like him, so this group has been invaluable. We will hopefully be putting on a raffle and a few other things to help with donations. Since Jake was diagnosed we've raised £8500 and we would really like to hit the £10,000 mark in the near future.

Jeans for Genes Day
Friday 20th September 2019 - Jeans for Genes Day at School

Hannah Brunning will be holding a Jeans 4 Genes Day event at her school. All the teachers wear jeans to raise funds for Jeans for Genes day and this year, they will be donating the money raised to GDUK and our group along with a collection being held in the school playground.

Jeans for Genes Day
Friday 20th September 2019 - Jeans for Genes Day Event

On Friday 20th September, Carreen McKay will be holding an event at her primary school to raise awareness of bleeding disorders and funds for both the Genetic Disorders Uk charity and Local Families with bleeding disorders.

Anne Marie Cakes
Saturday 21st September 2019 - Anne Marie will be holding her annual coffee morning

Anne Marie will be holding her annual coffee morning event for friends and family to raise awareness about bleeding disorders and our group as well as some funds for future events.

Anne Marie is an excellent baker and cake decorator extraordinaire so we are all very excited to see the cakes she produces!

Radnor House Charities Assembly
Tuesday 24th September 2019 - Lisa to attend the Radnor House Charities Assembly

Lisa will be attending the Radnor House Charities Assembly on 24th September where she will present the work and objectives of our group to the full school. This is a great opportunity for us to spread awareness about bleeding disorders and also, tell this fantastic school that has chosen to support us for this academic year, how our families support each other through our social and educational events.