A great day
Friday 26 October 2012
2012's Birthmark Support Group fun day was a massive
hit. A record number of members attended this year's event at the
BBC Club in Elstree Studios.
Children of all ages came to enjoy the dancing and singing of Jo
Jingles plus the tricks and jokes of Magic Carl. There were
butterflies, tigers, dinosaurs, fairies and many other creatures
charging around the place after the artistic work of the talented
Whilst the kids were dancing the Hokey Cokey the committee took
the opportunity to hold our Annual General Meeting. Wendy took us
through the group's activities and financials over the last year,
Jo Webb was welcomed as our new Chairman and then along with
Lindsay, Jacki and Gemma we set out our plans for the future.
The discussion, which came after the official stuff, was
inspiring and really helpful for us to hear what our members are
thinking and needing. Feedback is always welcome so we have set up
a new section in our online community for you to post ideas and
suggestions of how we can help you.
Please post your feedback and
Our celebrity ambassador Shane Richie joined us with his
beautiful family, and whilst the AGM was being held he kept
everyone entertained with calling up the kids for face painting and
having his photo taken with a barrage of Eastenders fans. With the
help from the kids he presented the raffle prizes, which was very
funny and gave everyone a great laugh.
Our other celebrity guests were Jane and Hillary the specialist
nurses from GOSH and Dr Samira Syed. Samira gave a very interesting
presentation on how Cosima's laser is being used at GOSH. If you
didn't catch it all it will be available to view on our website
Parents mingled and chatted their way through the day making new
friends sharing experiences and knowledge to support to each other.
When the day finally came to an end the kids left tired but happy
with balloons, badges and the best ever cupcakes made by Jacki.
These are just some of our memories from the day, it
would be really lovely to hear yours too.
Please post your memories