Golf For Emma 2011

This years Golf Day was a huge success over at this years new venue the Surrey Downs Golf Course.

We were hugely fortunate with this years weather (a sweltering 35 degrees on course), which although pleasant for sunbathing, created an incredibly hard round of golf. A total of 14 people took part in this years event, with people of all ages and abilities.

Everyone played very well though, with Paul Lynch gaining closest to the pin and overall winner of the day (playing off a jaw dropping 28 handicap, which will certainly change next year) being rookie Huw Morgan.

Check out the photos here.

London to Brighton 2011

This years 47 mile trek from The Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton to Brighton was quite possibly the hardest London to Brighton we’ve participated in to date. A combination of rain, sun, wind and cold, made the conditions incredibly difficult for a mixed bag of cyclists.

The day started off on a high with the sun shining and everybody ready to get on their way. The weather soon took a turn for the worse though with the rain setting in and putting a damper on the whole event. Rain turned to cold and cold turned to wind. However with spirits high everybody plugged away and eventually we made it to our first stop of Fanny’s Farm, where we filled up on energy bars and drinks. More rain and wind later it was nearly time for lunch, which was off set by the fact that Mark got a puncture (fortunately the only one of the day). Eventually our usual lunch spot was on the horizon, with us all ready to get inside and warm up. Sadly however the place was full, so on we all trudged to the next location.

A fantastic meal later, spirits were once again high, and we only had about 15 miles left to ride before arriving in Brighton. Soon enough we were at Ditchling Beacon, where a few of us took on the beast of a hill, and a few of us walked. All of us made it up to the peak though, knowing that we were nearly there.

On the hill down into Brighton, things took a turn for the worse. Rain had hammered down for most of the day, with the wind intensity slowly increases, which amounted to a time when Lynn Brandon was actually blown off of her bike and fortunately didn’t injure herself. After this scary moment, things were taken a little easier, with a slow roll down to the pier, where we finished the day in style by having a few beers in our old favourite The Brighton Rocks.

Many thanks to all those that attended this years ride and raised a huge amount of money for us!

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Virgin London Marathon 2011

Chris ran the Virgin London Marathon’s 26.4 miles in a fantastic time of 3 hours 7 minutes, shaving 20 minutes off of his previous years run for the Children’s Trust. We’re really appreciative of Chris, who wasn’t only born on the same day as Emma, but was also nicknamed Bubble by no other than celeb chef Gordon Ramsey, when he worked with him.

Chris had hoped to complete the run in less than 3 hours but said of the day “I’d hoped to run sub 3 hours after training really hard, but an incredibly hot day made it too hard. I’m still really pleased with my time though”.

All we can say is congratulations Chris, the time you’ve set, and the £680 you’ve raised in doing so is an incredible feat, we can’t thank you enough.

You can see all of the photos from the day here.

Walk For Emma 2011

The 3rd Annual Emma’s Bubble Trust Walk for Emma took place on Sunday 27th March 2011 to a welfare of walkers, families and dog enthusiasts. A few hundred people showed up for the sunniest ‘first’ day of springs that we’ve had for years to do laps of the Epsom Downs Racecourse, raising hundreds of pounds in the process. Many thanks to all of those that attended and a special thanks to all of the volunteers who helped out marshalling the course and chasing people for their spare change.

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1500 Army Members

We finally hit the landmark 1500 Facebook Friends (we like to call them Emma’s Army) after Mark Brandon’s great talk at Blenheim School. We’re hoping to grow the Army from strength to strength, so please please please keep inviting your friends and family members and help us create a following that really helps us remember Every Moment Matters Always. To join the Facebook group yourself please visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Emmas-Bubble-Trust/100116084224

£6100 Raised at Ball


First off we would like to thank everyone that attended the 2nd Annual Emma’s Bubble Trust Ball. It’s a testament in such tough times that we could get so many of our supporters along to our big event to celebrate and remember that Every Moment Matters Always. If you’re interested in seeing some photo’s of the event you can do here. You can also view the official photo’s taken by our friends at Pret-a-Portrait by visiting their website www.pret-a-portrait.net and using the code is EBTA11122010!.

A secondary benefactor to the ball is in the fact that it continues to raise vast amounts of money for us and we would like to congratulate all of you in raising the net sum of £6100. We’ve decided this year to hold onto the money so that we can donate a large portion next year to the new Teenage Cancer Ward at the Royal Marsden hospital in Sutton.