I am writing to pass on my sincere thanks to everyone who helped out at CastleCourt on Tuesday.
I felt it was a successful day and was very pleased with the response from members of the public.
The professionals – BLT staff, consultants, the registrar who did the fibroscanning – worked very hard but their professional interaction with individuals was helped enormously by the enthusiastic and proactive approach of everyone who volunteered.
Your contributions on Tuesday went well beyond standing, smiling and handing out flyers. There was a friendly and positive engagement with everyone who came our way and a willingness to see gaps that needed to be filled and to take on necessary tasks without waiting for someone to ask you that added significantly to the success of the whole event.
I am waiting for final figures from the British Liver Trust of numbers who were screened and numbers who were fibroscanned. These will appear on the website with a full account of the event when I have them.
We will, of course, never know the final outcomes or be able to measure the success of the day in terms of how individual lives were affected. Suffice to say that if one person , as a result of his/her being at CastleCourt on Tuesday, can avoid the distress that you all know as patients or as carers, all your work will have been worthwhile.