The guest speaker on Tuesday 16 September was T. Sandeman-Charles.
T. gave us quick whistle-stop tour from her humble beginnings as a legal secretary, then working in TV with folks like Benny Hill, Barrymore etc… After many happy years she changed career and became a cookery demonstrator with the Pampered Chef. It was within 5 years that T.'s team turnover was in excess of £1 Millon and then 2 years later became a multi-million pound team turnover business. It was in December 2010 that she gave it all up. She walked away from the business that she truly loved but with no pay out, no bonus, no financial gain of any sort. (Most members at this point probably thought “but why?”). T. was diagnosed with two serious lung diseases. Organising fibrosing pneumonia and idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis. The consequence is that she needs a lung transplant.
The fact is that there are just not enough organ donors. Each person that registers to donate their organs and tissue on death can save five lives. T.’s response was to start www.save5.org.uk to help here achieve the goal of getting 10,000 people to register (to date she has 2,273 people) so 7,727 to go.
T. was invited by BSBC member Denis O’Regan (Easykey) and here is a summary of his short talk: