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Just to let you know that Smiles with Grace is supplying Great Ormond Street Hospital with a large number of line levels. Line levels? Yes, just like the black pens that we supply them with, line levels are one of those all so important pieces of equipment that largely go un-noticed. We asked our great friend Melissa Strickland, top nurse in the Koala Ward, if these would be useful and this was her response:
‘OOOO perfect . You are fabulous’
So we took it that she was keen! Their use? Simply making sure that the patient and all their drips etc are at the right levels; they will be well used. So thank you for your support.
CHRISTMAS CARDS AVAILABLE NOW
We are delighted to inform you that Emma Tilbrook’s, one of our fantastic Patrons, wonderfully designed Christmas Cards are available; NOW!
Two unique designs in mixed packs of 10 (five of each), with a simple message inside.
12cm x 12cm so they’ll fit in every post box! Glossy outside, matt for the biro inside.
Just £5 for a pack of ten, with all profits going to Smiles with Grace to further continue the fantastic work the Charity is doing (news of this to follow shortly).
If you are ‘localish’ to us here in Buckhurst Hill then we’ll drop them off free of charge. For those out in the sticks or lucky enough to live in an inflation busting house in town, there will be a small (Royal Mail, 2nd class) charge as follows:
1 pack - £1.20
2 packs - £1.54
3 – 13 packs £2.80
14 packs +, and overseas, give us a call
We will be setting up a paypal account via the website, www.smileswithgrace.org , in the meantime cash and cheques made payable to Smiles with Grace are more than welcome. Please send to or drop off at The Bramblings, 7 Fernside, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 5TY. If dropping off you could arrange to collect your cards at the same time. Whatever, we trust you implicitly, so get your order in now whilst stocks last, via an e-mail (include an address please), then you can forward payment in your desired mode (we will now know where you live!). We just want to get the cards out to you as soon as possible.
We look forward to your continued, fantastic support and please spread the word; we will sell to anyone, we’re not proud! Also if you want stock to sell yourself, no problem at all, just ask.
Finally a huge thanks to Kevin Stack for all his help.
We have received a further update on the Smiles Study from Vicky Jones at the Institute of Child Health and it’s a positive one:
We now have our dates set to run the first CSF samples from the symptomatic lipoma patients along with paired samples from patients that do not have a lipoma but are undergoing similar surgery but for other reasons - as you can imagine these children have been rather difficult to find! We have managed to make contact with a group in Cardiff who have significant experience in lipidomics who will help us run these first sets of samples so I'm hoping that we might have some preliminary results by the end of the month.
I will keep with up to date with any significant results
Vicky Jones, 4th October 2016
As Vicky says, we will keep you updated.
Chigwell's Year 11 Prom raises hundreds of pounds
The Annual Chigwell School Year 11 Summer Prom, this year held at Woolston Manor Country Club in Chigwell, raised a magnificent £388. Many thanks to all who attended and in particular Maddie Lovett for all her hard work.