Read how Patricia is making a difference every day, and her vision for the future...

Qualified chef, superwoman and founder of The Sweetest Gift, a charity that supports transplant recipients and people living with chronic illness. Read about how Patricia is inspiring those around her.

Tell us about yourself. Anything and everything, we’d love to get to know you.

I love baking and took that love and turned it into a career, becoming a qualified pastry chef, and then turning that qualification into an organisation that supports others. I’m a #reviewgirl through and through, and am most days spotted in Review, whether that’s when I’m baking in the kitchen.
I am a double organ transplant recipient, having received a kidney and pancreas transplant recipient almost 12 years ago. I am also visually impaired and navigate the outside world with the assistance of a long white cane. I believe that my disability is actually my superpower – it has shaped me into a strong and resilient woman, with so much determination to make the world a better place for people like myself.

Tell us a little more about what you’re doing in the community to help make a difference?
For the past 6 years, I’ve been running a charity called The Sweetest Gift, supporting transplant recipients and people living with chronic illnesses. It’s honestly been one of the most rewarding things that I’ve done in my life.
I’m also working as an Access & Inclusion Consultant with an incredible company called Beaumont People, and this allows me to work with people with disabilities find meaningful work.
It's a truly rewarding role, and something that really ignites my passion for helping others and making the world more equitable.

Who/What inspires you to do this amazing work?
I’m inspired every day by the people that I meet through the work that I do. Receiving emails with stories of people overcoming seemingly unbeatable odds to achieve goals that most people take for granted. I also find myself speaking to people on the train or in the street because they have someone in their life who is visually impaired, and they feel comfortable talking to me – I love to chat and hear amazing stories.

What does it mean to you to be recognised as part of the Review International Women’s Day campaign this year?
I get told by a lot of people that I’m inspiring, but I really don’t feel that way! I’m truly humbled and honoured to be recognised.

What do you love about the Review brand?  Have you got any stories or memories you’d like to share in Review?
I’ve been a Review Girl for many years, and love the colour and vibrancy of the clothes, as well as the fact that they suit my personality – bright and happy! I often get complimented on my outfits, and Review has a lot to do with that.

What does it mean to you to be a strong, inspiring, woman contributing to make a difference?
I’ve always wanted to be the difference that I can’t see, and that drove me to start my charity and become an advocate for people with a disability and those living with chronic health conditions. Knowing that I am making an impact in these spaces means the world to me – I am truly grateful for that opportunity.

Are there any specific projects you’d like the Review community) about to raise awareness and support?
The Sweetest Gift primarily bakes to fundraise, so I’d love to help fellow Reviewgirls celebrate their special occasions, and I can be contacted via
With regard to my work in Access and Inclusion, I not only recruit and find meaningful work for people with disabilities, I also talk to businesses about how they can improve and introduce access and inclusion into their workplaces, both of which I’m really passionate about. I can be contacted through my amazing employer, Beaumont People.