We’re a week into the new year now, and 2014 is just a (not so) distant memory. And what a year it was!!
It was our first ever Lungfest year, and I’m glad to say it was a great success! We held numerous gigs around the country under the Lungfest name, and to top it all we produced a double A side single and released it to the world.
We were lucky to have a few media appearances on tv, radio and in the papers which helped our profile and extended our message to reach even more people! The message was so important too, a thank you, but also a reminder of how we can all help. It’s so easy to sign up to the donor register, if only 1 person did because of our events and publicity then we did a great job.
It’s not just the importance of awareness either, we managed to raise some fantastic funding for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust to help with all the great work it does. So far we have raised over £5000 which makes me incredibly grateful to anybody and everybody who has helped, and of course everyone who has donated.
For me this is just the beginning. I am only here because of one individual’s selfless decision to agree to donate their organs to someone in need. Although it’s tragic to think of one person losing their life, it’s amazing to think that by doing so they can save another. My donor saved my life!
As my song states, all I can do is say thank you. All of this is just as motivated by my desire to show my gratitude as to raise awareness and funds. And that’s the reason I want to make Lungfest even more successful. This year’s plans have started taking shape and I’m eagerly awaiting being able to let you all know the shape of them once they’re fully confirmed.
So I invite each and every one of you to get involved in any way you choose, big or small! It’s not just for me, it’s for everyone. We could all potentially one day benefit from organ donation. And the chances are that a great deal of you reading this know someone or are yourselves impacted by cystic fibrosis. So thanks for the help so far. And let’s keep working hard.
I am very proud of what we have achieved to date. You should be proud too for the support you’ve offered. But let’s make this year even better still! 😉
Thank you again to all who have supported.
Happy new year everyone and all the best for 2015. Breathe easy.