Regency Grove Consultants supports EBT as Charity

Regency Grove Consultants are now supporting Emma’s Bubble Trust, a teenage cancer charity. The partnership means that Regency Grove will take part in various events throughout the year to raise money, as well as contributing to the running costs of the apartment, provided for the family and patients of the Royal Marsden Hospital.   

Emma’s Bubble Trust (https://www.emmasbubbletrust.org) is a local Surrey charity with the aim of raising awareness of teenage cancers and helping to alleviate the suffering that teenagers and their families often have to go through while undergoing treatment at The Royal Marsden Hospital.

Founded in 2008 after the sudden and tragic loss of Emma Brandon to Hodgkins Lymphoma, the charity has funded 3 major projects to date, the latest of which is the purchase and ongoing maintenance of a flat a mere 7 minute walk from The Teenage Cancer Trust Unit at The Royal Marsden Hospital.

Commenting on the partnership, Regency Grove Director Chris Leone said:

“I was originally introduced to Emma’s Bubble Trust through a friend who works with the charity and asked if I could help provide consultancy advice associated with the acquisition of the apartment.  It’s great for us to now be able to support the charity having recently formed as a new company and really give something back in helping assist families of teenagers undergoing treatment. It’s amazing to be able to work closely with such a charity and look forward to seeing the difference that we’re able to make through our fundraising efforts and sponsorship.”.

Joy Lynch, Emma’s Bubble Trust trustee, said:

“As a small local charity it’s great to be supported by Regency Grove. Being able to work closely with the guys to come up with fundraising ideas, as well as leveraging their knowledge of the building industry to assist with the apartment is massively helpful. Every penny raised for Emma’s Bubble Trust goes directly into funding the ongoing costs, so we really appreciate all of the fundraising efforts and sponsorship that Regency Grove are helping us with. Every Moment Matters Always.”

Look out for more news on our fundraising efforts in the coming months.

10th anniversary London to Brighton

After very little training from all parties involved in this years 10th anniversary ride, Adam L, Adam W, Elliot and Stevie set out on their bikes from The Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton riding to Brighton on the hottest day of the year.

Knowing that the ride was going to be a hot one, it was decided that with lower than usual numbers and with all riders having previously ridden the route, it would be best to set off earlier in the day, skip any major lunch stop and instead head straight to Brighton.

With Elliot on his new bike, quick progress was being made and things were going very well for the group. Slowly the temperature began to rise though as the sun came out and so a stop at the top of Turners Hill to top up on water bottles and suncream was required. It was 10.30am by this point the earliest that we had ever made it to The Crown Pub with the temperature already at a balmy 30 degrees. Sadly it was too early for the pub to be open! Alas, on we went and with the unusual sound of stomachs starting to rumble (after all we hadn’t had the usual lunch), we all decided to have another impromptu stop in Lindfield to grab a few snacks in the local co-op.

With the heat already getting to us it was yet again a quick break, with all of us now wanting to get to Brighton quickly. The temperature continued to climb and we knew at the back of our minds that we still had to do a lot of climbing ourselves. So we pedalled on to reach the bottom of the infamous Ditchling Beacon.

By this point it was hot, really hot, too hot, with the time telling us that it had just passed midday. The garmin was reading a melty 39 degrees as we began to climb, so it was a very long and hard climb to the top. The temperature eventually peaked at the top of the beacon at 39.4 degrees. This was a very different story to previous years riding, the worst of which required multiple layers of clothing and a cup of tea at the top to warm up. This year however with it being so hot and us all sweating, it was ice creams all round (thanks Paul) before we decided to set off again.

As anyone that’s done the route before, Ditchling Beacon isn’t the final climb. It’s actually a sneaky uphill just after a downill blast and past a golf course which seems to go on forever. By this point you know you’re nearly at the end of the ride though, so in high spirits we all carried on knowing that the luscious downhill into Brighton was calling.

While we tried to enjoy the final descent down towards Brighton pier, we couldn’t fully due to lots of traffic. Passing this we did have the luxury of the police providing us with an entourage on a closed road. It turned out a protest was taking place as we were arriving, which we ended up in the middle of. After we’d battled our way through, we eventually got to the pier to be greeted by Elliot’s family, girlfriend and her family too. Other partners and family had aiming to greet us too, but given the protests and the heat, parking was almost impossible, so they weren’t able to make it in time!

However they did help us to celebrate at our usual pub, Brighton Rocks, where we toasted our 10th anniversary ride, reminisced on rides gone by and all raised a drink to Emma.

#everymomentmattersalways

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

Emma’s Ball 2017

Well what a night we had on Saturday 9th December 2017 at Woodlands Park Hotel for Emma’s Ball! 

This year’s Ball was one of our biggest yet with 139 guests attending the event to raise money for our cause. Guests arrived for reception drinks at 6.30pm and were seated for dinner at 7pm, with food choices having already been made. As usual our Master of Ceremony David took charge of the room, encouraging people to get involved with the Table Auction, Raffle and most importantly the Auction.

We were very lucky to have been presented with many auction prizes this year and a HUGE thank you must go out to everyone that kindly donated…as through a combination of all of our fundraising efforts we managed to raise just shy of £9000!

To put this in perspective this amount of money will allow us to continue to maintain our flat that we purchased 2 years ago that assists teenagers that are receiving treatment at The Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton. This amount is extra special as it means that we are able to continue this funding for the next 7 months, so a MASSIVE thank you to everyone that bid on auction prizes, took part in the raffles and most importantly donated!

If you’re looking for pictures from the night, please head over and like our Facebook page by clicking the link here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/EmmasBubbleTrust/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10156039679214225