I can’t believe how this has taken off! I had the idea to bring together authors from around Scotland to wrap a copy of their book and to leave it hidden for someone to find. It’s always amazed me how it’s the small acts of unexpected kindness that can hold the most power. The response has been amazing, so many authors have taken this up and the messages from the people who have found the book have been incredibly moving. Thank you, everyone!
I feel very fortunate to have been asked to be a guest speaker for the launch of the Lyme Disease App. It was really interesting listening to the experts on how the App will work, the complexity of making the app and the and the educational purposes it will have.
If you’d like to learn more then please find the link to an article by the Inverness Courier here.
I’m back for the third year running and definitely my most busy year yet. I just adore this festival and look at who I had joined me…the cast of Toy Story! On my last night, I even got to sneak away to watch some of the main acts.
What an incredible experience. I’m so pleased to have had the chance to do this for part of Lyme disease awareness month. Absolutely terrifying but so amazing! Thank you so much to everyone who donated – your support means so much to me.
When I was first approached to speak on Disclosure, I felt very nervous to share my story with so many people. To be so candid, in my own voice and not my characters, felt very exposing and daunting but within one phone call with their team…all my worries were put at ease. I’m really pleased to have been asked to be apart of this fantastic documentary which doesn’t in any way shy away from the issues around Lyme disease and which askes the hard question. A massive thank you to the team for creating this piece – in which the silenced get a voice.
Last year I organised the photocall in the Scottish parliament but, this year, I wanted to do something a little different. Sooo…I have decided to throw myself out of a plane to raise awareness and fundraise for LDUK! But before I do that, I’ve organised for Ness bridge to be lit in lime green and for a group of us to gather to sign the board to express what Lyme disease means to us and to throw line green confetti. I’m so grateful to everyone who came and, despite the somber subject, what a laugh we had. I thought the confetti would be a fun and symbolic thing to do but it was surprisingly therapeutic to release the confetti into the air.
I’m delighted that off the back of lighting Ness bridge that bridges, building and momuments accross the UK have been lit in line green to mark Lyme awareness.
Following on from the article I wrote, I’m estatic to be invited to speak at the Scottish Gamekeepers AGM. I’ve never been in a room so full of tweed…truly fantastic! It’s wonderful to have met you all and I really look forward to working with you all in the future.
Huge thanks to Kate Forbes who has been working to help raise the cause of Lyme disease in the Scottish Parliament. I was very pleased to get to speak with the minister for public health – it was a very constructive and beneficial conversation and I look forward to seeing what happens next.
I feel so fortunate to be able to share my experince of Lyme disease during the Find A Cure conferance. It’s so wonder to see organisations like this, which constantly fight to raise awareness forconditions and to find a cure for them, raising awareness for Lyme. Thank you for allowing me to be apart of your event.
This has to be my favourite event of the year! Belladrum is such a magical festival and, although it’s a huge amount of work and I really struggle, I really enjoy it. I’ve lost count of the number of people I’ve spoken too – what an amazing response my stall has recieved.