Hello, my name is Chris Pointon and I am the widower of Dr Kate Granger MBE who was a doctor and patient. My late wife died in 2016 aged just 34 after 5 years living with a terminal cancer diagnosis. Throughout that time we raised over £250,000 for charity (now at £520,000) and changed global healthcare through a simple campaign we started in 2013 entitled #hellomynameis. Following Kate’s death I continue to promote the campaign through talking at various conferences across the globe and worldwide awareness on social media.
I don’t officially work in healthcare myself and have spent my career of 30 years within retail and logistics with the last 22 years in the home office of a major UK retailer.
Following Kate’s death I took a 12 month sabbatical (2018) from my career travelling the world raising awareness of the campaign and promoting compassionate care in healthcare and beyond. Along with raising vast amounts of money for charity. I continue to do this now alongside my career.