Carly Snowball, Matron and Lead PTC Nurse for The Oak Centre for Children and Young People @ The Royal Marsden Hospital, shares some fantastic news about the usage of the flat that we purchased through all of your amazing fundraising efforts.
Does the idea of running through London with 4000 Santa’s sound appealing? Well it does to Ben Hill who is running in this epic event for us this weekend. Very best of luck Ben! Let us know how you get on!
As many of you are aware our flat is now being used by both patients having to attend daycare for chemotherapy and by parents of teenagers having to stay at the hospital.
By being able to stay locally in the flat it makes life so much easier, cutting down on travel expenses and having the reassurance that they are a stones throw away from the hospital if they are needed.
We have had positive feedback from those that have stayed, saying how welcoming, comfortable and convenient it is, which is great!
Thank you so much to all those that have supported us and fundraised to help this to have become possible. Let’s hope that we can continue to offer this support to families that need it for many years to come.
Pictures of the flat can be seen below..
Chris, Bec and their beautiful daughter Heidi sent us these great photographs of their day at The Goodwood Revival in September. Chris was the successful bidder in the auction at our annual ball last December.
Our thanks go to Paul Pike for donations the tickets and to The Dormer family for taking part in the auction. We are pleased that you had such a great day!
We learned how the gin is made and how they came up with the great blend giving the Silent Pool gin it’s lovely taste. We were greeted with a G&T in one of their beautiful glasses and after the tour were then invited to sample some of the other products that they are making too.
Unfortunately the sun didn’t shine and the rain fell down in torrents but that didn’t spoil the evening at all. I think I can speak for all those that attended that we had a great time, learnt a lot and for me personally I had my first Gin and tonic and loved it!
If you are in the Shere/ Albury area do pop in, it is well worth a visit. Take your money with you though as you won’t be able to resist a purchase or two!
Despite numerous miles in training walks, purchase of all required gear, strapping of feet, the consumption of many pain killers and the benefits of having a great support team with us in the IOW I didn’t finish the challenge. My hips eventually got the better of me and cramp eventually ended it for me after 46kms and 12 hours of walking. I feel desperately disappointed not to have got further but glad that I at least tried. I’ve made new friends whilst doing the challenge, seen parts of Kent during training walks that I’ve never seen before (and in some cases don’t want to see again) and been to the IOW, which was a first for me. We were lucky with the weather apart from the hail storm on the afternoon of the first day when we sheltered in a hay barn. Most important of all over £1,200 was raised for Emma’s Bubble Trust which is fantastic and I thank you all again for your wonderful support.
For my part I have yet to undertake anything longer than a stroll around the village green with the dog, my walking boots are out of sight and will remain so until I have all my toe nails back and my hips are not a permanent reminder of the challenge!!
Thanks once again to each any everyone of you, its been really humbling to have had your support.
Emma’s Bubble Trust is a Registered Charity No. 1124504. Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England & Wales.
Registered address is Weightmans LLP, India Buildings, Water Street, Liverpool L2 OGA