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Thank you all to listening in to our appeal that was broadcast on:
Sunday 23rd September 7.55am and 9.26pm
Thursday 27th September 3.27pm
You can also listen to it again online by clicking here
The voice of our appeal is Lesley Jenkins who contracted the virus in her twenties but only realised that she might have it when she heard an interview with Anita Roddick on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour in 2007. In the interview, Anita talked about her symptoms and what she had been going through over the years. Everything she said resonated deeply with Lesley and soon afterwards she went back to her GP and specifically requested a hep C test, which came back positive.
Lesley completed treatment for the virus twice, and in the autumn of 2010 it was confirmed she had successfully cleared the virus. She now works for The Hepatitis C Trust using her own experiences to train health professionals in recognising, diagnosing and managing the virus.
Please help us wipe out this curable condition and eliminate the need for our charity by getting friends and family to listen in and by using your contacts to push on Facebook and Twitter (#radio4appeal @hepatitisctrust). The money raised will be used explicitly to increase awareness and diagnosis through our outreach testing programmes.
You can give to our Appeal by:
- Freephone 0800 404 8144
- Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal - you can write a cheque to The Hepatitis C Trust and send it to Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal. Please mark the back of the envelope Hepatitis C Trust.
Please help us spread the word!
If either you, or someone you know, is affected by this issues Lesley speaks about in the Radio 4 Appeal, or if you would like to speak to someone for advice, please call our helpline. The Hepatitis C Trust helpline is staffed by people who either have or ‘had and cleared’ hepatitis C. Please call 0845 223 4424 or email email@example.com.