Vivian Stacey

2019 kicked off our Control Account Team's (CAT) annual BakeOff competition! This year will see the event happen again on 2 March 2020.
The fundraiser was started to encourage some friendly competition amongst colleagues but most importantly to raise monies for a charity very close to my heart.
My step daughter, Evelyn, was born without a thyroid. When she was born she appeared to be a very quiet baby, great her mum and dad thought ‘we have an easy baby’, but the horrible truth was her body was starting to shut down. Thankfully, her heel prick test discovered something was wrong and she was immediately rushed into hospital. For the rest of her life she will be on daily medication and has to have regular blood tests (thankfully the tests have been reduced from weekly to 6 monthly as she has grown up) until advances in medical science are made. I was not fully aware of the function of the thyroid until I met Evelyn and was shocked to understand how our bodies rely upon it.
Thanks to charities like BTF we are hopeful the Evelyn will live a normal life and have access to support groups as she becomes an adult.

Vivian Stacey