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:

Healix Bake Sale raises £198.22

So many thanks to the team at Healix Group in Esher who ran a bake sale for us and raised an amazing £198.22!

Here’s a note from Nicola Gill:

We had a great day selling cakes in our office in aid of Emma’s Bubble Trust. We loaded our trolley up with goodies for the 11am mid morning break, which went down very well with the staff, especially Adam D’s coffee cake which sold out in under an hour! We then made our rounds again at 3pm so that everyone could have an afternoon pick me up. The leftovers (and there wasn’t much left!) were left out for the weekend staff. A big thank you to all of our bakers who created some delicious goodies! A very successful bake sale!

Amanda’s Autumn Fashion Show 2017

Amanda Ladies Fashions of Ashtead every year hold a fantastic Fashion Show for the local community and we were very lucky to be the supported charity this year! The show itself was fantastic with Amanda offering selective labels and beautiful clothes for every occasion, casual to smart chic.

For over thirty years Amanda Ladies Fashions has clothed thousands of extremely satisfied customers, you will find beautiful fashions for women of every generation and for every occasion – day or evening, smart or casual. Amanda’s appeal is embodied by a mix & match of trendy and iconic pieces combining know-how, an ever-present pursuit of quality, attention to detail and customer service that is second to none.

On the night of the show we managed to raise an amazing £2780.10, so a huge thanks to everyone from the local community that attended and enjoyed the wine, food, Basil on the piano and of course the fantastic clothes.

We’d also like to say a huge thank you to Michael Everett for sponsoring the evening by providing all of the wine.

Photo’s from the evening can be found below: