Jim worked tirelessly with his Save9Lives campaign to raise awareness of organ donation through as many avenues as possible. Here is just a handful of the incredible ways that Jim was supported by the media to promote the all-important message of Save9Lives…
Lewis Capaldi Partnership - Touch FM Interview
One Minute Later readers welcome Save9Lives initiative
Someone You Loved Video
Lewis Capaldi partnered with Save9Lives in launch of his bestselling single ‘Someone You Loved.’
The record is today dramatised to illustrate the life-saving impact of organ donation, with Peter Capaldi playing a lead role.
It’s with huge honour to have the campaign feature alongside Live Life Give Life for this Vevo release. Those inspired by the video can sign the NHS organ donor register through Save9Lives, allowing us to register how many people are inspired by Lewis’ sensational work.
Donor Town Launch
Save9Lives join force with Sally Bee’s project.
Our life saving campaign is proud to be part of Stratford Upon-Avon’s efforts to become the UK’s first “donor town”. For more information visit donortownproject.uk.
Hits radio live competition
Hits Radio have shown their support for the Save9Lives campaignn by offering two tickets to Hits Radio Live, to help raise organ donation awareness.
Save9Lives founder - Jim Lynskey - celebrates ‘double birthday.’
After being comatose for his birthday the previous year, Jim Lynskey celebrated his 23rd birthday in style in October 2018. Guests included campaign co-founders Little Comets, as well as medics who resuscitated Jim from cardiac arrests over his childhood. Celebrities offered their wishes too, including Harry Judd, after his support for Jim with Make-a-Wish Foundation. Thank you to everyone who helped brighten life on the transplant list, including Alcott Venues, HollyWood Events and Key Events Network.
Save9Lives’ work shortlisted for The Sun Health Awards, 2018.
Save9Lives’ founder, Jim Lynskey, was shortlisted for an “Unsung Hero” award in 2018 in association with The Sun. Jim was nominated by cricket inspiration James Taylor for an award which acknowledges his voluntary work raising awareness for organ donation whilst he was awaiting a heart transplant.
JL: “I’m absolutely blown away to even be considered for such an honourable award, particularly with The NHS being so widely celebrated this year. This campaign originated from many hours in hospital, in hope that it would inspire one or two to consider the subject of organ donation. For this now to be awarded for it’s work, nationally, is seriously humbling!”
Jim went to London for the annual Health Awards for a special night of recognition amongst celebrity names. Members of the NHS judged the respective nominees for the awards, hosted by ITV’s Lorraine Kelly.
JL: “The awards night comes just a week before my birthday, so it will be overwhelming to be celebrating all aspects of the past year, having missed my birthday last year in a coma. James is a really great guy and I’m so thankful to him for considering me for an award which is deserving to so many people finding courage o survive on the transplant list.”
BBC Sports Personality of the Year, 2018
Save9Lives was hosted at 2018’s prestigious Sports Personality Awards, after Jazmin Sawyers recognised the campaign’s work promoting organ donation amongst sport and music, in light of her multi-talented career.
Thank you to all who came to ask a little more about our initiative on the night, and congratulations to this year’s award winners!
Imps back Save9Lives for Organ Donation Week
Save9Lives were delighted to kick off their partnership with Lincoln City FC, partnering their fixture Vs Crawley Town to conclude Organ Donation Awareness Week 2018. Speaking to BBC Look North and BBC Radio Lincoln over the week, Save9Lives' founder, Jim Lynskey, spoke of his pride to champion the campaign on the football league platform.
Lincolnshire Live further observed how volunteers’ efforts in the fan zone, and during the match, may save hundreds of lives, with fans still having the opportunity to sign the register, prior to 2020’s Opt-Out schedule.
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For Organ Donation Week 2018, Save9Lives teamed up with BIC to highlight the importance of signing the NHSOrganDonor register.
Lincoln City FC 18/19 Season Partnership
Save9Lives partnered with with Lincoln City Football Club in the 2018/19 season to raise awareness for organ donation.