Alison Cutts runs the marathon

Hi… my name is Alison and I’m privileged to be to running The London Marathon this October, for Emma’s Bubble Trust 💕

I am running in honour and memory of my gorgeous friend Caroline Welford, who passed away last year 💜

I am not a runner and have a love/hate relationship with it! But, I am determined to do this and make Caroline and Emma’s Bubble proud.

Training is going well… had a 13 mile run this week and I survived!

I would love it if you could sponsor me and help smash my fund-raising target. Anyone that does, can choose to add a song to my “Marathon Playlist”, whatever you fancy, to help me along on the big day.

This is my link, so don’t forget to leave your song choice in a message:)

Thank you in advance. Have a great day. Love Alison x

http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Alison-Cutts69

Easter Virtual Raffle

Many thanks to everyone that took part in this years Virtual Easter Raffle. For transparency, we decided to draw the numbers and record it! Find out the results by watching the draw here.

Winning numbers and names were as follows:

  • 5: Judi Cahill – Champagne Experience at The Shard
  • 7: Paula Sprigins – Presentation box of M&S Wine
  • 63: Anne Blok – Lindt Easter Egg
  • 34: Helen Bishop – M&S bag of edible goodies
  • 8: Paul Austin – M&S bag of edible goodies
  • 26: Paula Sprigins – Cook voucher for £20
  • 85: Jacqui Goodman – Box of M&S Belgian chocolates
  • 2: Sara Pettifer – Collection of fragranced candles from Next
  • 61: Jacqui Goodman – Basket of handmade greetings cards by Denis Nichols
  • 80: Joy Lynch – Basket of Toiletries

Congratulations to all of you. Lynn will be in touch.

Virtual Christmas Raffle Draw

Many thanks to everyone that took part in this years Virtual Christmas Raffle. For transparency, we decided to draw the numbers and record it! Find out the results below:

Thank you to everyone that has taken part in our Santa Christmas raffle.

The winning numbers are:

  • 96 – Regency Grove. A bottle of House of Commons Scotch signed by Boris Johnson.
  • 24 – Joe Larter. Champagne for two at The Shard
  • 16 – Christine Cross. A case of Prosecco
  • 6 – Paul Lynch. Afternoon Tea for two at The Terrace in Cobham
  • 22 – Paula Sprigins. Afternoon Tea for Two at The Terrace Cobham
  • 23 – Alison Martins. An aromatherapy massage at Natural Beauty Leatherhead
  • 94 – Regency Grove. A Waitrose hamper.
  • 30 – Adam Lynch. A selection of goodies from Next.

We would like to thank those that donated this year ;

  • The Shard
  • The Tea Terrace in Cobham
  • The Natural Beauty Salon in Leatherhead
  • Waitrose in Epsom
  • Next Plc
  • Chris Grayling Epsom & Ewell MP
  • The Welford Family

Happy Christmas everyone and thank you for your support as always it is very much appreciated.

SOLD OUT – 2020 Virtual Christmas Raffle

We have had an amazing response to our Virtual Christmas Raffle…so much so that we sold out the tickets in 2.5 days! We couldn’t believe the response, so firstly…THANK YOU…and secondly as it’s been so popular this time round we’re going to run another one at Easter.

Stay tuned as numbers for the raffle will be drawn on December 12th.

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Hopefully Lockdown 2 hasn’t been too bad for you so far.

With fundraising being at an all time low this year, we hope that you will support us by taking part in our first virtual Christmas Raffle. We have numbers 1-100 selling for £10 each. Already taken raffle numbers can be seen below:

There are some great prizes to be won, including a bottle of whiskey signed by Boris himself! Afternoon tea for 2 in Cobham, A case of prosecco, an aromatherapy massage, vouchers from Cook to name a few.

Please check our Facebook page or our website for details of how to enter, alternatively you can contact  Lynn at Lynn.brandon@emmasbubbletrust.org or 07367 900229

We do hope that you are able to take part, your support as always will be very much appreciated.

Meanwhile stay safe and look after each other

Royal Marsden flat has had a revamp

As many of you know, back in 2015 we purchased a flat, close to The Royal Marsden Hospital, for the soul intention of allowing patients and their families to stay while receiving treatment.

When we moved in, we renovated the Royal Marsden flat from top to bottom, painting throughout and installing new furniture. Many families have used the flat since and while we don’t get to hear about all of them (due to us handing over full use of the flat to The Royal Marsden Hospital) when we do it makes us proud to know that the money we’re raising is truly helping on the front line. It’s comforting to know that the flat is been being put to good use.

So we thought it would be a good idea after 5 years to upgrade the place slightly, adding in new decor and carpets throughout. This also is coupled with the fact that Regency Grove are funding the flats internet each month, providing patients and families with that much needed connection while they’re away from home. We hope that you agree that it’s definitely cosier than it was before and we’re really happy with the new look. Let us know if you agree!

Amazon Shopping donates 0.5% transaction to us

A request to all of you that shop with Amazon, please can you nominate Emma’s Bubble Trust as your chosen charity when purchasing goods. It is a simple process – log on to www.smileamazon.co.uk and then sign in using your usual details, you then select us as your chosen charity.

We will receive 0.5% of your total purchase each time you access Amazon through the Amazon Smile route. They make it really easy with an add on to your Browser!

As you can imagine fundraising has been almost non-existent this year so your nomination is very much needed.

Thank you in advance for your support and enjoy all of your purchases.

Matt Rose shaves his head!

A huge thank you to Matt Rose who decided in lock down to shave his head during lock down and donated £323 to the charity.

We were really touched by Matt’s story of why he decided to raise money. Turns out we had helped to support his family when his brother was having treatment for Stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma at The Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton. Being from Saint Leonards-on-Sea the journey to the hospital was an hour and 20 minutes on a good day, so having the ability to rest up at our flat helped his family to stay with his brother later and have a home away from home.

You can see before and after pictures of Matt’s head shaving below! Thanks again Matt.

before
Matt’s hair before
After

A sad loss for us all

As many of you already know we very sadly lost someone very dear to us on 21 April 2020.

Caroline Welford was a valued member of our events committee as well as being a very dear friend.

She has given her time and support since our charity was started and has played a huge part in all of our lives.

We shall miss her smile, her generosity and her great sense of fun. Caroline was truly a very special lady.

Our love and condolences go to Colin, Tom and Sophie who she loved so much.

Thank you to everyone that has donated to our charity in Caroline’s memory, it means so much to us as I know it would to Caroline too. 

She will always be that bright star in the sky with a special twinkle and will always be in our hearts. We will miss her terribly 

Rest peacefully lovely lady.

Alison’s Tribute to Caroline

Alison Cutts ran her own marathon on Sunday 26th April as a tribute to Caroline.

Alison upon completing her run.

She ran 26 miles around her garden in “lockdown” and has raised an amazing £1350 

Alison and Caroline were very close friends and what a wonderful way to pay tribute to someone so dear.

Thank you to everyone who has supported Alison and who has donated to our charity, it means so much and will help us to continue supporting teenagers with cancer in so many ways.

Alison you are a star and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

A special lady running for a special friend.

M&S fundraising

The brilliant people of Ashtead have managed to raise £720 through all of the events that have been held there since we became local charity. We want to say a huge thank you to all each and every one of you.