Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Oh the irony!



Following two posts on dental health...meet Josh the sweet seller!


Josh has been selling sweets to friends and family to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.  So far he has raised £65.86 but he is still selling so there is more to come.  Thanks to Josh and his family for their continued support of the Fortycubed challenge.

Mike takes a running jump!

 

One of my oldest and kindest friends is championing Autism Berkshire as part of the Fortycubed challenge.  However, there is no way she is jumping out of a plane so her husband is doing it instead! Mike will be skydiving 14,000ft on 5th May.  Please visit his sponsorship page to find out more about why this charity is close to his heart and his reasons for choosing such an extreme challenge.


Massage Marathon

 
Westwood Massage visited earlier this month raising funds for Meningitis Research and Ronald McDonald House Charities through a Massage Marathon.  These charities supported Beth from Westwood Massage when her daughter Sophie was unwell.  There was a constant flow of people popping in for sports massage throughout the day and all proceeds were donated to the charities raising a total of £400! 



Hairy update


Thanks to Alexa with her chic new haircut, the total raised for The National Deaf Children's Society so far is £747! She donated her hair through The Little Princess Trust who make wigs for children who need them. Thanks Alexa for your awesome act of kindness.


Friday, 2 February 2018

Teeth, Hair and Feet!


You don’t have to brush all your teeth – just the ones you want to keep!


Thanks to everyone who supported the Dentaid Coffee morning and took part in the 'Tooth for £2' raffle!  We raised a total of £155 in just one morning and everyone got to take home a goodie bag of dental supplies.



With a little lot of help from my friends...



 

'A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life'

Coco Chanel

 

And in Alexa's case, she is about to change someone else's life at the the same time. Alexa is cutting her long locks and donating her hair to The Little Princess Trust who make wigs for children who need them.  At the same time, Alexa is trying to raise funds through sponsorship for The National Deaf Children's Society which is a charity close to her heart.

 

And finally, the feat for the feet!




Photo by Jake weirick on Unsplash

Meanwhile Lyndsey will be pounding the streets in Reading as she seeks to complete her first half marathon while raising funds for the British Heart Foundation. Lyndsey explains why this charity is so important to her:

Alexander Lang was born on the 4th January 2016. He had his first open heart surgery when he was just one week old and spent the first 6 months of his life in between Ocean Ward and PICU at Southampton Hospital.  He is my true inspiration to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

Alexander is now two years old, and has just gone through further surgery. Watching your dear friends look after a poorly child is difficult, and you feel totally useless not being able to do anything to ease their worries and concerns. A simple cough or cold could be fatal, so often the family are isolated to keep Alexander away from harmful germs. I don’t think they have had a full, uninterrupted night’s sleep in two years.
 
So I want to help, as I’m sure many of you also want to do. Please sponsor me to take on this huge challenge not only to run 13 miles at the grand age of 41 years old, but to raise much needed funds to help with ongoing treatments and research.

I have been very lucky that my husband (James Lapthorn), niece (Katie Rivers) and close friend (Claire Nunn’s) little boy have all had life saving heart operations and are now very well looked after by the various hospitals they attend. My uncle died when he was a child as he had a hole in the heart. This could now be repaired with today’s advancement in surgical procedures and early detection at the routine 20 week pregnancy scan. Before the BHF existed, the majority of babies born in the UK with a heart defect did not survive to their first birthday. Today, thanks to research, around eight out of ten survive to adulthood.

Your money helps to fund hundreds of top scientists all over the UK, including the work of BHF Professor Shoumo Bhattacharya, whose team is investigating the genetics behind why some babies are born with heart problems, with the ultimate aim of preventing them altogether.'