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We would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas as well as good health and happiness in 2017. Thank you for your support throughout this year, especially to our fundraisers! It's certainly been a busy one! 
The Liver4Life team - Richard, Sarah, Phil, Anna, Kelvin and our Trustees x

AWARENESS: Working with The Who - Roger Daltrey pledges support

Phil and Roger Daltrey
Phil has been extremely busy drumming up further support from his showbiz friends to help raise awareness of hepatitis C, Hep C Positive and Liver4Life.
Phil has started the filming of a new documentary about hepatitis C which will continue to be filmed next year for a high level commission which we're sure will reach the whole nation and beyond. The film will provide a candid perspective on the level of awareness of hep C, exploring how easy it is is to get tested and also following individual patients on their treatment journey.
Right Said Fred will also involved in the documentary following the success of last year's I'm Not Too Sexy to Get Tested campaign.

SUPPORT: Liver4Life launches patient seminar for Autoimmune Liver Conditions

We are very excited to be organising and hosting an educational event in Portsmouth dedicated to Autoimmune Liver Conditions. In liaison with the liver team at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, the event is set to take place in February 2017.

Further details to follow, however please get in touch to receive specific information if you would like to attend. The event is open to all people affected by an autoimmune liver condition. 

SUPPORT: LiverChat! set for expansion

We're really excited to announce two potential new groups, Liverpool LiverChat! and Portsmouth LiverChat! Both of which are in the pipeline and we hope to get them up and running early next year!

Meanwhile, in Bournemouth:
We had a fantastic turn out for our last meeting of the year! With mince pies and sausage rolls a plenty, we soon got into the festive spirit! 

Our guest speaker, Phil Spalding, Founder of Hep C Positive, gave a fascinating talk on his experiences of living with, and eventually being treated for, the liver condition, hepatitis C. It triggered some interesting discussion around the stigma and misconceptions that still exist around the general label "hepatitis". He finished on a lighter note by sharing a little of his background in the music industry, which was impressive to say the least!
Our next visitor to the group is Julie, a fitness instructor, who has very kindly offered to lead a short chair based fitness session - very timely after the excesses of Christmas!

There is now a dedicated page on the L4L website detailing all support events that we coordinate. 
Further details here. 
If you would like a LiverChat! group set up in your area, please get in touch with Richard via email:

SUPPORT: Hep C Positive secures support following fifth Birthday success

Following the ongoing success of Swindon's Hep C Positive, who celebrated their 5th Birthday last month, Swindon Borough Council commissioners have kindly agreed to support the group again by providing the Broadgreen Community Centre room during 2017. The Council highly commended Hep C Positive on its work with patients and the community to date. Here’s to the coming year!
SUPPORT: Optimising Hep C Support (OHCS)
Our support programme has gone from strength-to-strength throughout 2016, with the L4L and Hep C Positive team delivering 22 workshops. Attendance and feedback has been nothing short of excellent and we're extremely proud to be able to offer such a comprehensive training programme that is tailored for each location. 

If you would like to improve your understanding of hepatitis C and build awareness in your local community, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Richard or Phil, via email   
Kelvin, L4L Helpline
Check out Kelvin's latest juice recipe on our website:
Liver4Life Fibroscan training

FIBROSCAN training

We continue to offer accreditation and training to hospitals with Fibroscans, and we have recently completed our update training on the new Fibroscan machine (FS530) which is just as well seeing as though we now have one of our own! 
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