Looks like it was a fantastic turnout for the coffee morning organised by Sara Marshall and family. We're still waiting to hear the final amount raised for this year; but the Marshall family have supporting the BBS with Coffee Mornings for the past 13 years and have raised an amazing £8,854 to date.
Enormous THANKS to Ashby De la Zouch & Coalville Lions Club inspired by the Bateman family – Sharon & Jhon (pictured) and Stevan. A kind and generous donation of £500 acknowledging support from the BBS – encouraged to help fund the BBS so we may continue to fund our Annual Conference.
Well done to S Darrington and Jill Marsh who won the large and small quilt in the raffle. Massive thanks goes to everyone involved in the social stitch and Bee Crafty for raising a fantastic £510 for the BBS!
Leicester Half Marathon
Massive thanks go to Cate Coffey, Abi Anness, Beth Watson (pictured with Cate’s son Ben) and Anne Wilmott who ran the Leicester Half Marathon in support of the BBS. All together they managed to raise a whopping £1,270.80 (including Gift Aid). Way to go guys!
A Cut Above
Thanks go to young Clare Murphy who had her beautiful hair cut off and donated the hair-raising amount of £115 to the BBS. We think your new do is a cut above the rest Clare!
Great Scottish Run
BBS fundraisers really are an active bunch - Theresa Connor & Conor McArdle ran the Great Scottish Run Half Marathon. While Theresa's son Aiden Connor and friend Eoghan McArdle ran the Great Scottish Junior Run.
Theresa finished in 03:48:49
Conor – 02:34:25
Aidan – 17:27 (mins)
Eoghan – 16:02 (mins)
Together they have so far raised over £760. Well done!
Robin Hood Half Marathon
On the 27th of September Annette Corrall and Claire Hall ran for the Brittle Bone Society in the Robin Hood Half Marathon. Claire and Annette completed the marathon in 02:38:55 and 03:10:50 respectively. Donations are still coming in, but so far they raised over £600. Well done Ladies!!!
Des Kealey - Champion Fundraiser
Des’s Parish church in Walton Peterborough, is the Parish of the Sacred Heart and St. Oswald's Church and the congregation selected the Brittle Bone Society as their Lenten Project – altogether throughout Lent the congregation raised a superb £2,169.65
Des also has a strong connection with Oakham College which his grandsons attended and the pupils of Oakham College chose to support the Brittle Bone Society in 2015 and with various fundraising events including a non-uniform day raised £1,092.03
Huge thank you to Des for the total donations of £3,261.68 received due to his hard work and we hear he has some new fundraising in the pipeline…..watch out for updates!
Longridge Branch’s fundraising has raised another £1,400 making a total of £7,800 in the last year – we would like to thank John and Gertie Farmery, Jacqueline Quin and everyone else who helped raise the outstanding amount. The Longridge Branch have been outstanding fundraisers for over 40 years - since 1973 – and we are indebted to them for all their hard work.
Wokingham Friends of the Brittle Bone Society
A group of friends who named themselves the Wokingham Friends of the Brittle Bone Society and have been fundraising for the Brittle Bone Society for many years have recently made another tremendous donation of £1,886.
Grease Themed Ball
Jenny Jones and her family organised a Grease themed ball at the Spread Eagle on Saturday 21st March 2015.
A great time was had by all and together the T-Birds, Pink Ladies and all their friends raised an amazing £1,255.30. Jenny’s daughter Abbie Paige Jones even received a proposal from her boyfriend Lewis – now her fiancé – in the photo booth on the night. Trustee Andy Mills attended with Anna Williams.
London Marathon 2015
The Brittle Bone Society would like to congratulate both its London Marathon runners on completing the race in such amazing times and raising much needed funds.
Trustee Mirrick Koh has raised over £1,700 - well done!
“It was an amazing experience running the London Marathon for the Brittle Bone Society – a fantastic charity which meant that every step of the 26 mile course, no matter how painful, was totally worth it!”
Jack and Ruaraidh
Well done to Jack Lewington and his friend Ruaraidh Harris, both 11 years old, who successfully completed a 5k run for the BBS, despite Jack having OI –we are all very proud of them. They took part in the Edinburgh Meadows 5k Fun run on 8th March 2015 and raised a tremendous £1,162.
No chocolate or crisps!
Lizzie Owen bravely decided to give up chocolate and crisps from Easter Monday until Wishbone day to raise money for the BBS and her amazing willpower has raised £291 – well done Lizzie and thank you!
Jamie Dennis and Shelia Turnbull raised a super total of £348.60 by abstaining from alcohol for the whole of January!