The Family Building Society: Nominated Charity

We recently received the below email from Graham Jelley the Premises & Facilities Manager at The Family Building Society:

You may recall we met very briefly last month in the HSBC bank in Epsom High Street, whilst we were both doing some banking.

I have nominated EmmasBubbleTrust to be one of the charities our staff Sports & Social club support this year, and I am pleased to say this was accepted earlier today at the club’s AGM.

Throughout the year we undertake a whole range of sports & social events as well as regular ad-hoc events during the working week creating an opportunity for the staff to help raise funds for our chosen charities.

I will be in touch again shortly, but in the interim if you would like to discuss the charity with me in more detail then please let me know, and I wish you and the rest of Emma’s Army good luck with your fund raising.

 

A big thank you goes out to Graham for suggesting us. As you can imagine we’re absolutely over the moon and can’t wait to see what events the team plan over the course of the next year!

Garden Party 2017

Thank you to everyone who came to support us at our Garden Party and Fayre today (or on Sunday) in Epsom.  The sun shone and we all enjoyed prosecco or tea and cakes on the lawn and then went shopping at the ‘Garden Fayre’ in the next door garden.

Many thanks to everyone who came along and very special thanks to all the lovely people who came selling goods, plants and flowers, jewellery, clothes, gifts and much more.

  • Sue Burton and Sandra Hagger
  • Roz – Simple Silver
  • Caroline Harris -Total Tranquility
  • Christine and Chris – Black Panther Building and Gardening
  • Caroline Morgan – Partylite
  • Sam Edwards- Glitterbox
  • Annette Emery  – Annette Gemstone Jewellery
  • Marianne Jones – Beauty
  • Barbara Fletcher-  Jewellery
  • Avril – Fairtrade
  • and to Lisa Mew and Sue Robinson.

Thank you to all the lovely committee members for all their hard work- worth it in the end!!

London to Brighton 2017

We had so much fun on our London to Brighton ride for 2017, with Adam W, Paul, Stevie, Sophie, Tom, Ryan, Louise, Jo, Lenny and Adam L, cycling the distance from The Royal Marsden Hospital to Brighton, on one of the hottest nicest rides we’ve had in a number of years.

This year was a little different as we decided to run the ride a week before we usually do, as we had the Wimbledon Fair the following weekend, but we were really glad that we did. As normal we took the route from The Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton, down to Brighton. Many riders decided to cycle over to the start this year, so ended up covering a lot more distance than we have in previous years.

It really was a fantastic day, with riders raising lots of money and the supporters doing a fantastic job of raising over £300 en route too! Massive thanks go out to the stag and hen parties in Brighton who made it a real giggle, especially swapping shirts with Stevie!

Check out the Gallery below:

Epsom Rock Choir Mystery Bus Tour

Huge thanks to Jane Derrick and the amazing Epsom Rock Choir.

They brightened the day for people in Epsom today with the wonderful singing and raised £350 for Emma’s Bubble Trust !!

The Royal Marsden’s Thank You

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.

Ben Hill does the Santa Run

2015_santa_runDoes 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!

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Congratulations to Francesca Cross for completing the Royal Parks Half Marathon on the 9th October, for Emma’s Bubble Trust. Francesca ran a fantastic time of 2 hours, 22 minutes!!
Thank you Cesca, your support means a lot

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Emma’s Bubble Trust Flat

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..

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Fun at Goodwood

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!

 

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A great day was had on Sunday at Trifest in Auriol

A great day was had on Sunday at Trifest in Auriol Park.
Thank you to everyone who supported us especially this little girl who
won our star prize!

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