Wendy Pinker is one of the most inspirational speakers that we have had at Horfield Families.  After spending two years in Nepal experiencing the poor quality of healthcare in the country's hospitals she returned to this country determined to set up a clinic for children with thalassaemia. This condition is an inherited blood disease, which means children have to have a blood transfusion once every two weeks just to survive. Through fundraising events, donations and help of friends Mrs Pinker raised £14,000, enough to set up the clinic and run it for two years. Her next mission was to raise funds for children to have the next stage of their treatment. She also brought along jewellery and textiles that are made in Nepal, the proceeds of which go towards the funding of the clinic.