What a lovely night, what great people! #FabulousFriends thanks #TheCosmos #HaigClub @backuptrust @regainsportscharity

http://www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/entertainment/news/a31666/ultimate-women-awards-real-life-winners-love-story-tom-ellen/

We have had an amazing couple of days being pampered with gifts and an award, for the love story category in the Hearst Company’s Cosmopolitan Magazine Ultimate Woman Awards 2014.

Yesterday was the award ceremony where we were made aware of many real issues being faced by people in the world including forced marriage, detecting and fighting cancer, youth violence and living with undiagnosed life-threatening disease. It was nice to meet celebrities taking it seriously and the inspirational people involved in the campaigns.

We were presented with the award and it was lovely to see our love and appreciation for life reflected by the audience.

Thanks to all the events team including Rosie, Jean, magazine editor Louise. Really enjoyed meeting Fearne Cotton, Pixie Lott, Tulisa, Danni from “The Script”, Millie Mackintosh and the¬†wonderful inspirational Kirsty

Enjoyed seeing the feisty Mel B and McBusted in the flesh and love that Louie Walsh told me I “did a good job”, good complement from such a well-respected but ferocious critic.

photos to appear shortly on Flickr

Great to hear good things about the backup trust’s valuable mentoring service in the Guardian newspaper. Good Work Guys

lots of love and gratitude from Ellen and I

 

week out of the office

Enjoyed a wonderful week last week only doing a couple of days work away from the office and spending time in London Brighton Portsmouth Winchester visiting some museums, restaurants, Brighton seafront and nights out including Brighton and Brixton. Being looked after well by Jana and Nela whilst having good fun. as usual staying in holiday inns and thinking about my talk this week @ SIA agm at the Williams conference centre near grove. We’ll be talking about assistive technology.

Reflections and charity work

I was looking over the archives section of the website(a tab button on the homepage) and realise how many posts there are and how its such a good representation of the journey. Some of the early posts are intense and emotive.
I’m joined doing work with regain, backup and SIA (where I was yesterday). All feels very rewarding to be able to contribute.