The Brookes Family

You may remember Terry (dad of Ollie), Ian and Jimmy who raised lots of money for us by completing the Nijmegen Four Day March last July – well they are doing it again!

This year Terry will be joined again by Jimmy and two new team members Kris Blackhurst and Karen Raeburn.

This is fantastic news and we wish them well.

If you would like to support them by donating then just follow the link here: https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/fundraising/the-nijmegen-four-days-marches-for-charity

Good Luck guys we look forward to following your daily blogs along the way.

Our new bathroom

We must give a huge “Thank you” to Paul Oslow-Cole and his team.

He has very generously refurbished the bathroom in the Charity flat which looks absolutely fabulous.

The walk in shower has completely changed the look of the bathroom and will enable patients easier access.

Take a look at the before and after pictures – SO much better!

On behalf of the Trustees and future patients that will be staying

Thank you Paul!

Before:

After:

The Nijmegen Four Day Marches Blog

The Brookes Family stayed at the flat in November while their son (Ollie) was undergoing intensive treatment. Very kindly Terry (Dad) and two friends Jimmy & Ian are raising funds for us and two other charities by taking part in The Nijmegen Four Day Marches.

Terry, Jimmy and Ian are currently marching up to 50 kilometres a day. All being R.E.M.E veterans, we know that they will have the mindset and drive to complete their task.

Day 1

Day one done, with no major damage to us that would prevent us from reaching the start line tomorrow. Let’s see what tomorrow brings.

It is rather warm, hoping for a thunderstorm or two tomorrow 🙈🙈. There are houses that have sprinklers set up sprinkling the road for the marchers to walk through, which helps 👍👍

If you would like to support this gallant effort and keep up with their progress, please follow the link below.

https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/fundraising/the-nijmegen-four-days-marches

Day 2

Yesterdays update can only come this morning, as we needed to firstly know how one of the team was faring after two gruelling days. Unfortunately Ian isn’t able to start day three as the last two days have taken there toll. It was a valiant effort. Onwards and upwards, Jimmy and l will be starting day three on what is known as the seven hills of Groesbeek’.

Ian we wish you all the best and hope that you’ve been able to rest up.

Day 3

The seven hills of Groesbeek have now been dispatched. With 75 miles completed, tomorrows 25 miles should hopefully be a formality. Best of luck chaps!

Celebrating with a well earned beer

Day 4

After 4 days, that was such a beautiful sight to see! Thank you everybody for your messages of support. More to follow…..

After a beer or two to celebrate our completion of the Nijmegen Marches, we have decided to leave the donation site running for another month at least. There are so many that have, if not actually pledged. Certainly implied that they wish to donate to our charities. So by keeping the give as you live page open it will give those people the ability to keep to their word. The physical challenge may now have been completed, but now starts the serious challenge of reaching our target.
There are so many people that have helped us along the way that we need to thank, over and above all that have already donated. We will do this in our final update.

Regency Grove Triathlon

A massive thank you to the team at Regency Grove Consultants and to everyone who has donated to their JLL Triathlon Fundraiser. So far they have raised a MASSIVE £6,826 in aid of Emma’s Bubble Trust, absolutely smashing their target and well shocking all of us!

Well done to the brave few, Ricky West, Matthew Clift, William Sandford, Jack Gearing and Benjamin Major MRICS who took part last week, each completing their respective events in very respectable times. Thanks guys!

Their fundraising page is still open for donations: https://lnkd.in/eGRcjzae

We really don’t know how to say thank you enough, but are looking forward to seeing you soon

Fashion Show 2023

On Thursday 29th June we held a fashion show at The Dell Centre Ashtead.

Thank you to everyone that bought tickets we hope that you enjoyed the show and bagged some bargains!

Elaine was our lovely compare and Mary, Julie Joanne and Lynn modelled. Ellie was behind the scenes keeping us novice models in check and on schedule!

After the show there was time to browse through the rails and purchase some lovely item of clothing at discounted prices.

We raised a fantastic total of £806.18

An excellent total and a fun evening.

Thank you to all those that attended and showing your support.

The Nijmegen Four Day Marches

We know that our flat is appreciated but it is always nice to have this confirmed.

The Brookes Family stayed at the flat in November while their son (Ollie) was undergoing intensive treatment. Very kindly Terry (Dad) and two friends Jimmy & Ian are raising funds for us and two other charities by taking part in The Nijmegen Four Day Marches.

Taking place in July over four days, Terry, Jimmy and Ian will march up to 50 kilometres a day. All being R.E.M.E veterans, we know that they will have the mindset and drive to complete their task.

Ollie is doing well and according to Dad is an unbelievable young chap! We like to think that helping the family to stay together during Ollie’s long stay in hospital has contributed to his recovery and improved the mental state of Mum & Dad. As we all know family is so important.

Good luck guys. We know that the training is well under way, and we hope that it continues to go well.

If you would like to support this gallant effort and keep up with their progress, please follow the link below.

https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/fundraising/the-nijmegen-four-days-marches

Betty and Ellen’s Ultra Marathon

On 9th April Ellen and Betty took part in the Windsor 50km ultra marathon, consisting of walking, jogging and running to the finish line.

They completed it in 9hours7mins and have smashed their original £500 target and raised £1,331 for Emmas Bubble Trust.

It was a fantastic event and organised through Action Challenge. For anyone interested in setting themselves a 2022 challenge for Emma’s Bubble Trust take a look at their website for more : https://www.actionchallenge.com

She did it!

Well what a star!

Alison completed the London Marathon in 5 hours 17 minutes and has raised £3244.89

An amazing achievement, especially by the girl that only took up running at the start of “Lockdown”!

We are so proud of you Alison and know that our bestie Caroline would be too!

If you haven’t sponsored Alison yet and would like to, its not too late. Go to the justgiving page of Alison Cutts.

Thank you to everyone that has donated and enabled Alison to reach such a fantastic amount. Every penny is very much appreciated and will go to supporting and providing a comfortable place to stay in our EBT flat so that families can be together when far from home during such a difficult time.

Keep up the running Alison, you are an inspiration to us all!

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 I 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.