I wanted to introduce you all to the Octavia Appeal, our charity this year. The Appeal was founded by Lynda Mackie, who will be joining us for our 7th April meeting and be able to tell us more about their work. The appeal is run through the Friends of the Royal Brompton, although the Octavia Appeal is specifically to help the paediatric intensive care unit and paediatric wards. The majority of the young children treated in the paediatric are very young babies. With so many tubes and machines, a light weight quilt would be perfect to cover them. It would also brighten up the wards and let the parent know that others outside the hospital walls are thinking of them. Ideally the quilts should be 70cm by 100cm, with no loose ends or added embellishments. We will also be making a LMQG label, so all the quilts can be labeled and the parent will know who made them. There is an Octavia Appeal website and facebook page.