Pankaj is a transplant surgery specialist and a researcher who pioneered the use of 3D printing in paediatric kidney transplants in 2015 which won The Royal Society of Medicine Norman Tanner Medal. The models used in the first ever case are now displayed in the Medical Galleries in London's Science Museum!
Pankaj works at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and Evelina London and Great Ormond Street Hospitals as well as King's College London.
He is also Medical Advisor to the Netflix series the Crown where he played a surgeon who operated on King George VI.
Tori Longdon is a conductor, adjudicator and music educator based in London.
As well as being the co-founder of Stay At Home Choir, she is the conductor of the Covent Garden Chorus and an associate conductor of top national choir Ex Cathedra. She works with many prestigious organisations around the country including the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and the Royal Schools of Church Music.
She is in demand as a workshop leader, adjudicator and judge, most recently judging choir competitions on BBC1 and BBC2.
Lily is a music student, choral scholar and arts administrator.
She is currently completing her degree in music at King's College London, where she is also a choral scholar. She frequently performs, and loves to sing. She has also invigilated ABRSM music theory and practical exams, and has worked as pastoral and admin staff for the RSCM.
She is passionate about working with children and turning negative experiences into positive through music and the arts. Before joining the HOH team, she loved to regularly organise concerts for charities in and in aid of any pressing causes. She is so grateful to be able to channel this passion through her work for Harmonies of Hope.
Charlotte is a Health Play Specialist based at Great Ormond Street Hospital working within the renal team with dialysis and kidney transplant patients.
Charlotte helps to prepare children for their kidney transplants by explaining everything in a way that they understand, and helps support them during their time in hospital to make it a more positive experience. Charlotte also helps out at the British Transplant Games meeting families from other hospitals.
Charlotte is also the co-founder and CEO of her own charity based out in Jamaica, which teaches families to swim.
Chloe is a play worker based at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
She started out at GOSH as a Play Volunteer and then progressed onto working in a full time role on the renal ward, alongside Charlotte Holt. She has previously worked in preschool and early years environments.
She is passionate about working with and helping children, particularly those with additional needs.She enjoys creating new ways to interact with children and is developing her makaton skills to help her do this.
Any opportunity to help children to engage in both fun and developmental experiences is her aim in life.
Michael Bennett - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Alongside our core management team we have a host of volunteers who support us through
learning activities, music education and familial support. We also have staff who are based across NHS hospital sites, meaning our members can recognise familiar faces from paediatric wards and transplant clinic while taking part in rehearsals.
If you would like to find out more about volunteering opportunities, let us know via the contact form
or by emailing our General Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.