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Our new Charity Coordinator 1st July 2019 A Warm Welcome to Nikki, our new Charity Coordinator! She   has   significant   experience   working   in   the   charity   sector   and   across   Health,   Social   Care   and   Education.   She   was responsible   for   developing   a   brand   new   integrated   and   sustainable   service   for   children   with   disabilities   and   their   families, which is now a fully utilised model in Gwent Healthboard, and something she is incredibly proud of.”   This   subsequently   means   another   goodbye   to   Lauren   who   after   moving   to   Australia   in   February   stepped   back   in   to manage our social media and newsletters in the interim from the other side of the world. Thankyou Lauren British Transplant Games 15th June 2019 Taking   place   in   Newport   this   July   and   running   for   over   40   years,   the   4-day   event   attracts   around   1000   transplant   athletes and more than 1500 supporters. Transplant   survivors   including   children   as   young   as   five   can   compete   in   more   than   25   sports   and   many   athletes   also   go   on to compete at the World Transplant Games. The   Games   are   organised   on   behalf   of   Transplant   Sport   whose   aim   is   to   raise   awareness   of   the   need   for   organ   donation, encourage   transplant   recipients   to   lead   active   lifestyles   and   show   appreciating   for,   and   remember,   donors   and   their families. Find out more HERE We did it! 30th May 2019 THANKYOU FOR VOTING - WE DID IT! We won!!! What   a   way   to   celebrate   the   1st   anniversary   of   our   animations   release,   'The   FAB   Gift   Of   Life',   produced   by   Splash Entertainments Mike Young (AKA Super Ted) as we won our category in the Charity Film Awards 2019! We are so grateful to everyone that voted and shared our plea. THANKYOU! We   have   managed   to   reach   8   million   people   globally   and   our   animation   is   now   on   the   welsh   schools   HWB   as   well   as NHSBT website. With this new recognition, the sky is the limit! Our   next   project   is   to   translate   the   animation   into   the   BAME   (Black,   Asian   and   Minority   Ethnic)   languages   to   address   the shortage   of   BAME   organs   available.   Please   get   in   touch   if   you   would   like   to   or   know   anyone   who   maybe   be   interested   in partnering with us to sponsor a translation. Change to Trustees 30th May 2019 We   have   had   a   number   of   changes   to   our   team   over   the   last   few   weeks   with   some   old   friends   stepping   down   and   some new ones coming in. Firstly   we   would   like   to   say   goodbye   to   Kara   Williams   who      became      involved      with   Believe   following      Stuart      and      Fraser’s     deaths.   Kara      originally      met   Anna      and      Stuart      at      the      hospital      in      2008,      during      an      antenatal      appointment,      when     Fraser      and      Kara’s      eldest,      Sam,      were      still      to      be      born.         She   has   been   such   an   asset   and   a   great   friend   to   Anna   and Believe.   We   will   be   sad   to   not   have   her   on   the   team.   We   thank   Kara   for   her   hard   work   during   her   time   as   trustee   but   know she carries on supporting us in the future. We   are   delighted   to   welcome   Paul   Dinnick,   Ricky   Hellyar,   Andrea   Byrne   and   Gavin   Foxhall   as   new   Trustees.      You   can   find out more about them on our OUR TEAM  page TMPR Donate Tickets to Awards 9th April 2019 In   March,   we   were   delighted   to   receive   tickets   for   the   TRIC   awards   from   Technical   Marketing   &   PR.      The   Television   and Radio   Industries   Club   Awards   were   established   to   celebrate   the   networking   of   technological   industries   and   raise   money for causes nominated by TRIC.  The awards play host to crowds of well-known celebrities every year. The   awards   were   the   perfect   opportunity   for   Fraser   Bear   to   meet   celebrities   such   as   Michael   McIntyre   and   Freddie   Flintoff at   the   event.   Leila   Castell   from   the   Donor   Family   Network   was   able   to   talk   to   the   celebrities   about   the   work   the   charity does   and   the   importance   of   organ   donation.   Having   recently   become   finalists   in   the   Charity   Film   Awards   and   relying   on votes   to   secure   a   win,   Believe   were   also   able   to   promote   the   video   it   had   produced   at   the   TRIC   Awards   and   encourage celebrities to support and raise awareness for the film. Anna-Louise   Bates,   Founder   of   Believe   ODS,   said:   “We   were   so   excited   to   take   Fraser   Bear   to   the   TRIC   Awards   this   year   and want   to   say   a   huge   thank   you   to   Technical   Marketing   &   PR   for   donating   the   tickets   and   supporting   Believe.   We   have   had an   incredibly   positive   response   on   social   media,   especially   from   Alan   Shearer   and   Connie   Hyde   (Gina   from   Coronation Street)   in   relation   to   our   film,   which   will   be   extremely   beneficial   in   the   run   up   to   the   forthcoming   Charity   Film   Awards.   We are incredibly grateful for this opportunity to raise awareness for Believe as a charity and the animation.” Louise   Matthews,   Director   at   Technical   Marketing   &   PR,   commented:   “As   a   marketing   and   PR   company,   we   regularly develop   marketing   strategies   that   best   align   with   our   clients’   messages   and   ambitions.   Understanding   the   importance   of Fraser   Bear   to   Believe’s   strategy   of   raising   awareness   and   encouraging   discussions   around   organ   donation,   donating   our tickets   for   the   TRIC   Awards   to   the   charity   was   a   no-brainer.   At   Technical   Marketing   &   PR,   we   believe   in   giving   something back   to   charities,   and   it   isn’t   always   about   money   –   in   this   case,   we   saw   an   opportunity   for   the   TRIC   Awards   tickets   to   be put to better use and that was to help raise awareness for such a wonderful cause.” For more information about Techncial Marketing and PR check out their website at: www.technicalmarketing-pr.com Wales Online: The night our lives changed forever 16th December 2018 Three   years   on   and   Anna-Louise   sat   down   with   Wales   Online   for   an   interview   all   about   how   Believe   has   gone   from strength to strength, the plans for the future and much more. Check out the article and the video by clicking HERE Wales Online: Animation launched 5th March 2018 We are delighted to launch a very special animation. Anna   has   been   working   with   Mike   Young,   the   Welshman   and   prolific   animation   producer   behind   iconic   '80s   children’s show SuperTed to create an animated film to help spread the charity’s message. The   short   film,   scripted   by   Anna-Louise   and   voiced   by   two   local   Cardiff   schoolchildren   in   English   and   Welsh,   shows   an animated   version   of   the   Believe   charity   mascot,   ‘Fraser   Bear’   -   the   nickname   Anna-Louise   and   Stuart   had   given   to   their   son - explaining how his organs have gone on to save the lives of four people. You can read the full article from Wales Online by clicking HERE Anna-Louise nominated for Pride of Britain award 12th October 2016 Our   founder   Anna-Louise   has   been   nominated   for   an   ITV   Pride   of   Britain   award   for   her   charity   work   regarding   organ donation and Believe. She   has   been   shortlisted   in   the   last   four   for   the   Welsh   entry   to   this   years   awards   and   you   can   read   all   about   the nomination by clicking HERE  and visiting the ITV website. Wales Online: An account of Anna’s loss 23rd June 2016 Anna-Louise   has   recounted   the   night   she   made   the   decision   to   donate   her   son's   Fraser's   organs   just   hours   after   she   lost her husband in an interview with Wales Online. You can read the full article by clicking HERE
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Our new Charity Coordinator 1st July 2019 A Warm Welcome to Nikki, our new Charity Coordinator! She   has   significant   experience   working   in   the   charity   sector   and   across Health,   Social   Care   and   Education.   She   was   responsible   for   developing   a brand     new     integrated     and     sustainable     service     for     children     with disabilities   and   their   families,   which   is   now   a   fully   utilised   model   in   Gwent Healthboard, and something she is incredibly proud of.”   This   subsequently   means   another   goodbye   to   Lauren   who   after   moving to   Australia   in   February   stepped   back   in   to   manage   our   social   media   and newsletters   in   the   interim   from   the   other   side   of   the   world.   Thankyou Lauren British Transplant Games 15th June 2019 Taking   place   in   Newport   this   July   and   running   for   over   40   years,   the   4-day event    attracts    around    1000    transplant    athletes    and    more    than    1500 supporters. Transplant   survivors   including   children   as   young   as   five   can   compete   in more   than   25   sports   and   many   athletes   also   go   on   to   compete   at   the World Transplant Games. The   Games   are   organised   on   behalf   of   Transplant   Sport   whose   aim   is   to raise   awareness   of   the   need   for   organ   donation,   encourage   transplant recipients    to    lead    active    lifestyles    and    show    appreciating    for,    and remember, donors and their families. Find out more HERE We did it! 30th May 2019 THANKYOU FOR VOTING - WE DID IT! We won!!! What   a   way   to   celebrate   the   1st   anniversary   of   our   animations   release, 'The   FAB   Gift   Of   Life',   produced   by   Splash   Entertainments   Mike   Young (AKA Super Ted) as we won our category in the Charity Film Awards 2019! We    are    so    grateful    to    everyone    that    voted    and    shared    our    plea. THANKYOU! We   have   managed   to   reach   8   million   people   globally   and   our   animation is   now   on   the   welsh   schools   HWB   as   well   as   NHSBT   website.   With   this new recognition, the sky is the limit! Our   next   project   is   to   translate   the   animation   into   the   BAME   (Black,   Asian and   Minority   Ethnic)   languages   to   address   the   shortage   of   BAME   organs available.   Please   get   in   touch   if   you   would   like   to   or   know   anyone   who maybe be interested in partnering with us to sponsor a translation. Change to Trustees 30th May 2019 We   have   had   a   number   of   changes   to   our   team   over   the   last   few   weeks with some old friends stepping down and some new ones coming in. Firstly    we    would    like    to    say    goodbye    to    Kara    Williams    who        became      involved        with    Believe    following        Stuart        and        Fraser’s        deaths.    Kara      originally      met   Anna      and      Stuart      at      the      hospital      in      2008,      during      an     antenatal      appointment,      when      Fraser      and      Kara’s      eldest,      Sam,      were     still      to      be      born.         She   has   been   such   an   asset   and   a   great   friend   to   Anna and   Believe.   We   will   be   sad   to   not   have   her   on   the   team.   We   thank   Kara for   her   hard   work   during   her   time   as   trustee   but   know   she   carries   on supporting us in the future. We   are   delighted   to   welcome   Paul   Dinnick,   Ricky   Hellyar,   Andrea   Byrne and   Gavin   Foxhall   as   new   Trustees.      You   can   find   out   more   about   them on our OUR TEAM  page TMPR Donate Tickets to Awards 9th April 2019 In   March,   we   were   delighted   to   receive   tickets   for   the   TRIC   awards   from Technical    Marketing    &    PR.        The    Television    and    Radio    Industries    Club Awards   were   established   to   celebrate   the   networking   of   technological industries   and   raise   money   for   causes   nominated   by   TRIC.      The   awards play host to crowds of well-known celebrities every year. The    awards    were    the    perfect    opportunity    for    Fraser    Bear    to    meet celebrities   such   as   Michael   McIntyre   and   Freddie   Flintoff   at   the   event. Leila   Castell   from   the   Donor   Family   Network   was   able   to   talk   to   the celebrities   about   the   work   the   charity   does   and   the   importance   of   organ donation.   Having   recently   become   finalists   in   the   Charity   Film   Awards and   relying   on   votes   to   secure   a   win,   Believe   were   also   able   to   promote the   video   it   had   produced   at   the   TRIC   Awards   and   encourage   celebrities to support and raise awareness for the film. Anna-Louise   Bates,   Founder   of   Believe   ODS,   said:   “We   were   so   excited   to take   Fraser   Bear   to   the   TRIC   Awards   this   year   and   want   to   say   a   huge thank    you    to    Technical    Marketing    &    PR    for    donating    the    tickets    and supporting    Believe.    We    have    had    an    incredibly    positive    response    on social   media,   especially   from   Alan   Shearer   and   Connie   Hyde   (Gina   from Coronation    Street)    in    relation    to    our    film,    which    will    be    extremely beneficial   in   the   run   up   to   the   forthcoming   Charity   Film   Awards.   We   are incredibly   grateful   for   this   opportunity   to   raise   awareness   for   Believe   as   a charity and the animation.” Louise   Matthews,   Director   at   Technical   Marketing   &   PR,   commented:   “As a   marketing   and   PR   company,   we   regularly   develop   marketing   strategies that   best   align   with   our   clients’   messages   and   ambitions.   Understanding the   importance   of   Fraser   Bear   to   Believe’s   strategy   of   raising   awareness and    encouraging    discussions    around    organ    donation,    donating    our tickets   for   the   TRIC   Awards   to   the   charity   was   a   no-brainer.   At   Technical Marketing   &   PR,   we   believe   in   giving   something   back   to   charities,   and   it isn’t   always   about   money   –   in   this   case,   we   saw   an   opportunity   for   the TRIC   Awards   tickets   to   be   put   to   better   use   and   that   was   to   help   raise awareness for such a wonderful cause.” For   more   information   about   Techncial   Marketing   and   PR   check   out   their website at: www.technicalmarketing-pr.com Wales    Online:    The    night    our    lives changed forever 16th December 2018 Three    years    on    and    Anna-Louise    sat    down    with    Wales    Online    for    an interview   all   about   how   Believe   has   gone   from   strength   to   strength,   the plans for the future and much more. Check out the article and the video by clicking HERE Wales Online: Animation launched 5th March 2018 We are delighted to launch a very special animation. Anna   has   been   working   with   Mike   Young,   the   Welshman   and   prolific animation    producer    behind    iconic    '80s    children’s    show    SuperTed    to create an animated film to help spread the charity’s message. The   short   film,   scripted   by   Anna-Louise   and   voiced   by   two   local   Cardiff schoolchildren   in   English   and   Welsh,   shows   an   animated   version   of   the Believe   charity   mascot,   ‘Fraser   Bear’   -   the   nickname   Anna-Louise   and Stuart   had   given   to   their   son   -   explaining   how   his   organs   have   gone   on   to save the lives of four people. You can read the full article from Wales Online by clicking HERE Anna-Louise    nominated    for    Pride of Britain award 12th October 2016 Our   founder   Anna-Louise   has   been   nominated   for   an   ITV   Pride   of   Britain award for her charity work regarding organ donation and Believe. She   has   been   shortlisted   in   the   last   four   for   the   Welsh   entry   to   this   years awards   and   you   can   read   all   about   the   nomination   by   clicking   HERE    and visiting the ITV website. Wales   Online:   An   account   of   Anna’s loss 23rd June 2016 Anna-Louise   has   recounted   the   night   she   made   the   decision   to   donate her   son's   Fraser's   organs   just   hours   after   she   lost   her   husband   in   an interview with Wales Online. You can read the full article by clicking HERE