Tracy’s London Marathon

Firstly a massive thanks to Tracy who gained a ballot spot at this years London Marathon, decided to run for us and raised an amazing £748.11 in doing so! Here’s her story.

What an experience!

First thing to say is Thank you.

Thank you for reading, watching and following the journey. Thank you for being kind in watching the “blog’s”! I have to say its been a MASSIVE Bucket List ticker for me. I dreamt about being able to be in the London Marathon before I ever started to run. One the 28th April 2019 my dream came true. I never knew it would be something I would thrive in and how much enjoyment I would be able to get out of it. This London Marathon is and will be the highlight of everything that is running for me.

The day was incredible, I was flanked by support 3 deep either side, an experience I had never had. Literally from start to finish, people yelling “C’mon Trace, YOU’VE GOT THIS!!”. A feeling as if your best friend is spurring you on, as if its someone you have known for a lifetime. So incredibly uplifting, I felt humbled. I personally, equally felt I needed to do EBT a service and I was doing the very best I could.

The views turning into Tower Bridge were stunning, as I hit half way. There were brass bands playing, and kettle drums which fed my soul, the noise couldn’t but resonate in your body it was awesome. I felt very humble.

Equally, to see all the T-shirts with various equally well placed values. I was still encouraged by the thousands of utterly selfless London massive. An experience I will cherish.  I saw Rhinos, (and I beat “Big Ben” not that that’s important… the man dressed as Big Ben stuck at the finish line not the clock.)

I meant the lovely Julie Nelson and beautiful “flaming pink haired” Joy and husband who had to scream with a tannoy and literally stop my attention. Thankfully, I got hugs from both and that extra energy to push on to the line. I also am aware my family and other EBT supporters were willing me on. Unfortunately, my family did not manage to catch me on the way round, I put this down to being too fast… but realistically its super difficult to find a needle in a haystack with 40,000 runners. I have bought the photos so that I have proof – which I will share.

On a personal note, I have found the experience to be gratifying and it reminds me how lucky I am and how good it feels to give back x

With love

Tracy Fox


Reu’s hair progress

We are pleased to see that Reuben’s hair is growing back nicely and that he is still as handsome as ever!
Ru was very brave and shaved his hair off at our annual ball to raise money for our charity. He raised £1000 which is fantastic and our heartfelt thanks go to Reuben and to all those that were kind enough to donate.

Emma’s Ball 2018: 10th Anniversary

Thank you so much for attending our ball this year, we hope that you had a lovely evening and that we will see you again next year.

We raised almost £6000 which as Mark mentioned in his speech will help to keep the flat going for another year. 

Lynn and Mark had a positive meeting with the hospital this week which confirmed that having the flat is an absolute god send  for those families and patients attending the Marsden from miles away.

Please can we ask that if you haven’t yet paid for any auction prizes that you successfully bid for, that they are paid by 15th December.

  • Bank details are Sort Code 40-27-07 
  • Account Emma’s Bubble Trust 71563971
  • Ref: Surname and what you bid for (e.g. Brandon- football)

Lastly a big thank you to Reuben for taking the very brave step of shaving his hair off. Not only did we benefit from you generous donations but The Princess Trust will also be able to help a cancer patient by using the hair to make a wig.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.

Always remember Every Moment Matters Always

Sponsored Silence raises £300

Well done to Tom Welford for raising £300 in a sponsored silence.

Amazingly, he managed to keep quiet for a whole 12 hours, it was bliss!!

Nursery cake sale raises £120

Well done to Sophie Welford for raising £120 from a cake sale at her Nursery.

The children certainly enjoyed eating them!

Notre Dame’s Charity of the Year

We were delighted to have been part of Notre Dame’s Charity of the Year, and that the amount raised from Silent Discos, cake sales etc had raised a phenomenal amount, which we were truly blown away by. 6th formers presented the cheque for over £3.000 in there assembly which we had been lucky enough to be invited to. Much thanks to the Chaplain Mrs Hopkins for arranging us to be present. Also congratulate the charities they have decided to go with this year. They loved our strapline Every Moment Matters Always-and have taken it very much on board that life is very precious.

Laura’s Disney 10k Challenge

Laura’s Disney 10k Challenge

Laura is running her first ever 10k on the 22 September !!

She’s going to do the run at Disneyland, as she loves Disney so much and is raising money for Emma’s Bubble Trust, so please show your support and make a donation however large or small via the link below:

Laura’s 10k donate here

Ashtead Rotary Village Day 2018

Thank you to all those who supported our soft toy tombola, at Ashtead Rotary Village Day yesterday.

It was a beautiful day and someone even attended in an Emma’s Bubble Trust pink car!

A particular thank you must go to Simon Caird, a local estate agent, who made a generous donation on the day.

Walton on the Hill May Pageant

 

A huge thank you to everyone who donated a soft toy for our stall and to everyone who supported us on the day.

A great time was had by all and we even had a celebratory drink for Harry and Meghan too

Charity quilt

A huge thank you to Sandra Hagger and Susan Burton who have supported our charity over the years. They very kindly made this beautiful quilt to commemorate this year being our 10th anniversary of the charity being founded.


Raffle tickets were sold and the lucky winner was Sandra’s boss! We had lots of disappointed ticket holders but thanks to the girls we raised much needed funds. We really do appreciate Sandra and Susan’s wonderful talent and I’m sure the winner will enjoy all their hard work.