London to Paris 2010

Adam Lynch, Betty Blok, Ellen Aherne, Ian Flight, Izzy Brinsden, Louise Derrick, Mark Brandon, Patrick Teague, Paul Lynch (driver) Sam Austin and Tom Kieran, all embarked on the toughest of challenges for 2010, cycling from London to Paris. For all of the pictures please see here.

Early on Wednesday 1st September, the RideForEmma team began their epic journey at The Royal Marsden hospital in Sutton, but tragedy struck before they had even left the car park. A complete blowout on Adam’s tyre meant that he was unable to ride. So the team (minus Adam) began the ride while the Aherne family took Adam to the very kind Corridori Cycle Store (http://www.corridori.co.uk/), to pick up spare bike parts…more on this later.

Eventually the team were reunited, to continue along the now famous London to Brighton route. All of the girls had clearly been in training as this year they were flying along. After a quick stop for lunch at The Gardeners Arms we set off again, with very few problems after the horrific start to the morning. Before we knew it we were in Ditchling, the point on the London to Brighton ride that many people start to worry. Luckily for us we were taking a left and bypassing the awful Ditchling Beacon, in order to setup camp in Newhaven. Sadly the day ended as it started with Ian gaining a puncture which needed to be fixed. The team were split up and ended up missing the campsite. Fortunately before the sun set the team were re-united and promptly set up camp for a cold night in tents by the sea.

Very early the next morning after a sleepless night we had to pack up camp and head to the Newhaven ferry for the 4 hour crossing to Dieppe. The weather was fantastic, perfect for riding, which was a shame that we were on the ferry for so long. However we made it across to France and once again set off along the best road surfaces we had encountered yet. We had intended to get to Gourney-en-Bray to camp, however light was fading fast and we had cycled a very good distance in a short time. We found a great place to camp at Forges les Eaux, the French really do know how its done, with hot showers and a great pitch. The guys all heading into town for a meal (the best chinese in france) with the girls staying back at camp to cook pasta round a gas hob.

An early night yet again allowed us to get back on the road for the furthest ride to date. We needed to make up the time for stopping short yesterday. Yet again the roads were nice and flat and superbly maintained, which allowed for us to build up a good amount of speed and cover a lot of ground quickly. After an hour of cycling the team had split into two distinct groups, with Mark leading the way. Sadly though for the second time on the trip disaster struck with the leader of the pack gaining a blowout. Fortunately Adam had stocked up on spare parts and had fortunately bought a few extra tyres. Waiting for Paul to arrive in the van, the majority of the team set off ahead to gain some ground, with Mark and Adam insisting that they would catch up quickly.

Eventually after 2 hours of chasing the teams were reunited and in desperate need of some lunch. Sadly though the farmlands of outer Paris didn’t play well for restaurants or places to eat and so a picnic ensued on the side of the road. We were aiming for the International Camping of Maisons Laffitte, 20km outside of Paris. We made it after cycling a staggering 109km, the furthest the girls have ever cycled! Once again we bedded down for the night all very excited for the last short trip into Paris.

A small sleep in the next day, Sam donned his pink attire, for the last short ride into Paris, with the aim of finding the St. Christophers Inn after navigating our way to the Arc du Triomphe to officially complete the ride. Paris proved to be a very confusing place indeed with many one way streets, awful cobbled roads and horrific drivers. We stuck together as a group though and eventually we made it after cycling 279.9km!

Congratulations to all of this years participants and BIG BIG thanks to Paul for driving home that night to Dieppe as there was no-where for him to park the van in Paris. Special thanks must also go to ISHOKA for borrowing of the van for the 5 day trip and also to the Corridori team for such great advice for the ride when it was desperately needed!

London to Brighton 2010

What a great day! Nine of us set off from The Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton to cycle the 47 miles to Brighton on Saturday 19th June.

This year all our young supporters were busy with A Levels or GCSE’s so it was left to our more mature supporters – Adam being the exception!! After a few months of training Jane, Heather and I were still nervous about the distance as the furthest we had managed in training was 24 miles but we did it!!

Everyone was fantastic keeping each other going, Adam, Ian and Mark even managed to cycle up Ditchling Beacon! We were then greeted as we entered Brighton by Chris & Martin Cross and Margaret & Brendan Duddy with a welcomed glass of bubbly – thanks guys!!

A huge thank you to all those who took part – Ian Flight, Chris & Lynne Pressley, Jane Derrik, Heather Aherne, Adam Lynch , Mick Greenwood, Mark Brandon and me! Of course I must not forget our backup team who kept us going throughout the route Paul & Joy Lynch who were in the van and good old Julie Nelson who never lets us down in her car.

Thanks for a brilliant day – looking forward to next year when we should have our youngsters back and some new recruits. Brendan has already signed up and he was sober!!!

The Fashion Show 2010

I would like to say a huge “Thank you” to everyone that came along to our fashion show on 7th May.Our lovely models Ellen, Betty, Louise, Faye and Manlden Parochial’s lovely Enid did a splendid job modelling a selection of the clothes while everyone else sat back with a glass of wine and enjoyed the show.

It then became like the first day of the sales with everyone looking for their ideal outfit! With your help we raised a total of £750.30 so thank you once again. Keep looking for our coming events which are featured on our events page and is being regularly updated.

The Zen Relics Night 2010

Another great night of music and dancing was held at wangas on Saturday 27th March. The Zen Relics played all the great hits from the 60’s and 70’s the place was rocking!

Thank you to everyone that supported us, together we raised £773 which is absolutely fantastic.

We would like to say a huge thank you to the band who gave up their time to play for us and who made the evening so great. This is the second time they have played for us and we really appreciate their support.

Check out their website www.thezenrelics.com for more information.

Walk For Emma 2010

Thank you to everyone who walked 4 emma on Sunday 21st March.

We had a great day, there was a great atmosphere the sun was shining and we had over 100 people participate.

For those of you who didn’t get sponsor forms you can download them from the website or set up a justgiving page titled “walk4emma”.

Sponsor money can be handed into our school/college reps listed below or sent to us by post.

Rosebery – Laura Nelson,  Chloe Brandon or hand into the office

Epsom & Ewell – Siobhan Stanley

Bleinham – Mrs Nelson or Mrs Blok

Reigate College – Ellen Aherne, Betty Blok or Louise Derrick

Esher College – Izzy Brinsden

Don’t forget to collect your money after all your efforts!!

Hoebridge Golf Day 2009

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Following our successful golf day on 23rd September Hoebridge Golf Club in Woking very kindly held a charity day on our behalf.

Sunday 6th December started very wet with torrential rain falling on our way there, but by the time everyone was due to tee cheap jerseys off at 10.00 a.m the sun began to shine. Some of the Army girls were able to join us to charm some money out of the golfers to take part in nearest en the pin das on four of to the holes, and we had a few new recruits for the day. So thank you Joy Lynch, Julie Nelson, Chloe Brandon, Yssy Haeffele and of course Laura Nelson and Izzy Brinsden, Thank you girls I know it was cold at wholesale nfl jerseys times. Two very kind golfers even gave up their coats for Izzy and Laura to wear!

The day was a huge success and on behalf of Emma’s Bubble Trust I would like to thank Adrian Wratting wholesale nfl jerseys and Laurence Pawley for organising such a kvinne?ret: great day and to all the Hoebridge golfers Hollyoaks who played and gave so generously, raising £2500. We are extremely grateful.

For those of you reading this that enjoy golf or cheap nfl jerseys are thinking of learning I recommend you check Hoebridge out. It is cheap nba jerseys a great friendly club offering good facilities. The website is www.hoebridgegc.co.uk

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Hollyoaks Invasion

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That’s right… Emma’s Army successfully took over the Hollyoaks set for the day getting deep down and personal with the cast!

After an incredibly early start for all (4.30am for most!) Emma’s Army (Betty, Charlotte, Chloe, Ellen, Izzy, Laura, Louise and Sophie) found themselves at Euston station to board a train bound for Liverpool, the home of the Hollyoaks set.

Little did James the girls know that they would be tailed for the day by both the Emma’s Army Camera Crew and GMTV, which bought both great excitement and nervousness all in one! After a briefing of the day ahead it wasn’t long before the train arrived in AngularJS,自定义filter实现文字和拼音的双过滤 Liverpool and the Hollyoaks set was Of ready to be attacked.

Upon arrival the set where the Army were greeted by Vicky, the Hollyoaks Publicist, they were wisked away to the Dog and Duck set to meet Rhys Ashworth, played by actor Andrew Moss, who quickly calmed the nerves and made cheap NFL jerseys everyone feel at
home. The creative concept for Rhys came from Betty, who wanted to share a wholesale NFL jerseys moment by offering a piece of chocolate for that Moment that Matters. Some fantastic acting from both parties created a great bit of footage that will be online soon!

Lunch came next mai courteousy of Lime Pictures (the Hollyoaks production team), where unexpectedly the Army managed to meet a large number of the cast. Charlotte and Sophie actually sat down to lunch with Ravvi and Anita, with an unsuspecting Ravvi phoning Charlotte’s sister Lauren to have a chat which primarily consisted of a lot of screams. Lynn Brandons fave of the show Tony then made an appearance and was more than willing to show some support posing for photo’s with everyone, before having to disappear to shoot a scene. Luckily cameraman Adam’s dream also came true when, as if by magic Hannah, played by Emma Rigby, walked into the canteen and was insistant on having photo’s taken and finding out about Emma’s Bubble Trust.

Fully refreshed from lunch, the Army marched into Hollyoaks village, where short interviews with the GMTV camera crew took place for Fridays show. A short wait took place before Calvin Valentine, played by Ricky Whittle and known as ‘the one that everyone fancies’, entered the scene and all of the girls hearts melted. A really nice guy, who was more than willing to soak up all of the girls banter. He even got his ‘washboard’ stomach out and allowed Charlotte to salivate, while writing the EMMA slogan on his chest. Ladies watch out for the video on this, it will make you all amazingly jealous! Ricky continued to show the Army around the set, giving a sneek peek inside a recently refurbished Halloween themed LOFT wholesale MLB jerseys club, before eventually saying his goodbyes and signing autographs for all the girls.

After a quick relocation to the McQueen’s house, Josh and Archie, played by Sonny Flood and Stephen Beard, came and introduced themselves, participating in some filming before having to disappear for more pressing Hollyoaks tasks. Jake (he’s back!) and Spencer, played by Kevin Sacre and Darren Langford, did some more filming, joining in a fantastic little scene where everyone gets a hug. Darren really upped the game wholesale NFL jerseys with some fantastic in-role acting, which you will all just have to wait and see!

The day was slowly coming to a close and after some short stints of yet more filming, it was unfortunately time to leave. Laura was a little upset that she hadn’t got to meet her beau Zak, but as if by some sort of miracle Kent Riley, the actor who plays him, came wandering down the stairs and Laura’s day had been made. It was a fantastic end to an amazing day for all!

The Army would like to thank all of the cast, crew and people who made the day take place. As we get the video footage edited it will slowly start to appear online so watch this space. A big thanks must go out to Vicky who looked after the Army all day, it Fireworks really is appreciated End to know that we were in the hands of someone so great.

On one last note remember Every Moment Matters Always, that statement was certainly proved today.