A selection of our events and our brilliant fundraisers work! Please take the time to read the testomonial at the bottom.
Our kick of event for the foundation was an outstanding success. Over 250 people sat down to the auction and cabaret. A night to remember.
Our first golf day at Dale Hill golf club.
A purchase for Papworth Hospital's transplant department.
Ex-vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) has emerged as a technique for the assessment, resuscitation and potential repair of sub-optimal donor lungs. This bronchoscope will help to look at lungs which may be improved and allow us to do more transplants and help more patients.
Shonagh Walker, a long time friend of Sam, completing her fundraising run!
Our 2nd golf day. Outstanding success.
Andy Stevens and his daughter Rebecca finishing the London to Brighton walk!
The following was written by Kate Messenger:
At 2am on the 10th August 2014, myself along with a few very good friends, will be walking up Pen-Y-Fan Mountain to reach the top in time for the sunrise, and this is why.......
Just over 12 years ago I was incredibly lucky to receive a heart transplant. My donor was Sammantha Baldwin. Our story is quite unusual as we both received transplants at the same hospital and recovered on the same ward. We met and continued to send each other 'Birthday cards' on our transplant birthday!
Andy Stevens yet again. This time it was the London to Paris bike ride with no training! What a champ.
Our very impressive full size santa clause exhibited at Papworth Hospital!
Our first international fundraiser. Thirteen fantastic ladies reached out to us and asked to run the Paris half-marathon in our name. A great experience being able to meet them in France too.
A testomonial from somebody we support.
The Sammi B foundation has been a lifeline to me. At times I have very unstable & unpredictable health issues, which when things are bad, can rendour even the simplist of tasks to become like small mountains. Last year I spent the best part of 7 months in hospital due to various infections. When I came home I had de-conditioned so much that carrying out every day tasks seemed impossible. I am a single parent and fiercely independent but even I knew I needed some kind of help and support. I have a wonderful family but they live some 300 miles away and are therefore not here on an everyday basis. The Sammi B foundation understood my situation, they have such insight into every aspect that comes from having a long term health condition. They have been able to provide me with support once a week, of someone who can help me tackle those everyday tasks that I am often unable to do by myself, whilst still maintaining my independence. I can honestly say that I don't know how I would have managed without this help from the work and fundraising they do for people like me, really does make all the difference. Having on going health issues can be extremely stressful and worrying. No one can magically fix our health issues but the Sammi B Foundation does all within its power, to make these times just a little less stressful along that uncertain journey. I dedicate this Testimony in memory of my very dear friend 'Madge' whom this foundation was set up in memory of.