Sunday August 28th 2016 saw the return of our family fun day held at The Bluebells holiday home in North Waltham, Hants. Over £1400 was raised through ticket sales, raffle ticket sales and donations on the day. Thank you to everyone that attended and also to our brilliant volunteers for making the day such a success. With some of the money raised, we have already been lucky enough to donate some equipment, for use in the swimming pool at The Bluebells, including floatation supports, life jackets and inflatable toys. The money raised, really makes a difference to the lives of children with illness and disability.
On June 11th 2016, our team of four fundraisers, took part in the ‘Yorkshire three peaks’ challenge and raised over £1200 in the process. The challenge was to climb the peaks of Whernside, Inglebrough and Pen y Gent and walk all the miles in between. In total our team walked 25 miles in a time of 11 1/12 hours and all put in a fantastic effort in spite of blisters, aches and pains. A great day was had by all and our team was well supported all day by a great crew that kept them fed and watered and cheered them over the finish line. Some of the funds raised have already been used to fund neck supports for 2 year old twins with lung conditions which that means they can still enjoy swimming whilst being kept stable in the water.
To all those that sponsored our team, your money truly makes a difference. Thank you.
On 13th June 2015 our team took part in one of our more ambitious challenges to date. Matt Hart, Chris Killen, Paul Goulding, Jamie Townson, Cliff Gideon, Duncan Shorthouse, Pete Townson, Nick White and Tony Hart had to work hard for this challenge. It started with a 3 hour hike, followed by a row across Coniston water with the small matter of a hilly 50 mile bike ride to finish. A fantastic £3,365 was raised and everyone that took part put in a great effort to complete the challenge.
This challenge began in Morecambe, Lancs and finished in Bridlington, Yorks, travelling along the beautiful ‘way of the roses’ route. Tom Goddard, Rory Cosgrave, Matt Hart and Tony Hart cycled 170 miles over 2 days in bright sunshine and warm temperatures making it a really enjoyable yet tough challenge. Over £1500 was raised and some of the money was used to fund remembrance boxes and memory books for bereaved families to keep precious memories of their children in.
A team of eight took on the national 3 peaks challenge raising almost £3000 in the process. Daniel Gill, Richard Pilbeam, Nick Nash, Liam Williams, Paul Jezzard, Mike Molloy, Andrew Butler and Tony Hart completed the challenge in 22 hours and 50 minutes and involved climbing Ben Nevis, Scaffell Pike and Snowdon. The money raised from this challenge went towards the construction of a remembrance garden at The Bluebells holiday home. This provides a peaceful place of reflection to remember loved ones that have sadly passed away.