CLDF News

The latest news for CLDF families and supporters

CLDF welcomes ‘game-changer’ system for liver storage

We welcome the news that a new system for storing livers before transplant has been approved for use on the NHS. Perfusion machines store donated livers at body temperature, rather than on ice, which slows the deterioration of the organ. It is hoped that this will lead to more patients on the waiting list being […]

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Your chance to dine in style at an evening to remember

With just eight weeks to go, preparations are well underway for the Chefs’ Gala Dinner, our flagship fundraising event where four of the country’s top chefs prepare a fabulous four course meal, in a five-star hotel in the heart of London’s Knightsbridge. Over the years, this glittering occasion has provided hundreds of guests with a […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!   Happy New Year to all our families and young people. It was lovely to return after our Christmas break to see that so many people had booked onto our 2019 event programme. It’s brilliant to know that we shall be catching up with lots of familiar faces on our travels around […]

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New support for families in Scotland

We’re delighted to welcome Kate Conroy to CLDF as our Scotland Support Officer. Kate will be boosting the support we offer in Scotland by meeting families at clinics and introducing them to our services . She will also be working with our Children and Families officer, Lois, to provide support to individual families where needed. […]

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Has your child had the flu vaccination?

Did you know that if your child is aged six months or over and has a long term health condition they should receive a free flu jab? If your child is immunosuppressed, either due to transplant or their treatment, they could still have inactivated vaccines and should take advice from their consultant before having live […]

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Hammers make Ralphy’s dream come true

Thank you West Ham for giving one of our amazing young people a day to remember last month (October 20). When West Ham FC heard about the fantastic fundraising which seven year old Ralphy had inspired for CLDF, they invited him to attend their recent match against Spurs as a mascot, meaning he walked out […]

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Why we are so proud to Be Positive

We at CLDF are delighted to welcome the launch of B+, a streetwear clothing brand which has a very special connection to us. ‘B+’ is the legacy of Mollie Barton who passed away in 2015, aged just 20, whilst waiting for a liver transplant that unfortunately never came. The inspiration for the brand name comes […]

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CLDF has say on potential new Scottish legislation

CLDF has say on potential new Scottish legislation The Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament in June this year. The aim of the new legislation would be for Scotland to move to a system of ‘deemed consent’ for organ donation. CLDF was pleased to be invited to give evidence at […]

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Run Santa, Run!

Run Santa, Run!   Why not get the family involved in a local Santa run this festive season and help raise funds for CLDF?  With runs popping up all over the country there is sure to be an event near you.  From 1K to 5K distances, there’s fun runs, jogs and walks to suit everyone, […]

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CLDF voices concern over health visitor cuts

CLDF is concerned at statitsics announced at last week’s Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association (CPHVA) Annual Conference which revealed that the number of health visitors fell by 8% over the past year. The research, presented by Shadow Health and Social Care Secretary, Jonathan Ashworth, also revealed huge variation in the standard of care across […]

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