I am proud to tell you that these are the donations The Knock on Effect has been able to make so far:
Cancer Research UK – The world’s leading charity dedicated to saving lives through research. – £1500 (via Race For Life, joint effort of my mum, Jo Davidson, and I)
Teenage Cancer Trust – A charity devoted to improving the lives of children and young people with cancer. – £1000 for the Birmingham QE Hospital Young Person’s Unit
The Rainbow Trust – Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity provides emotional and practical support for families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. – £1000
CLIC Sargent – Caring for children and young people with cancer and their families, in hospital and in the community. – £2000
– £350 (via abseil, with thanks to my mum; Jo Davidson)
Little Princess Trust – The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs to children suffering hair loss due to cancer treatment. – £1000
Willow Foundation – A national charity that provides special days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds. – £2000
Maggies Centres (Cheltenham) – Maggie’s is about empowering people to live with, through and beyond cancer by bringing together professional help, communities of support and building design to create exceptional centres for cancer care. – £1100 (via Zumbathon, with thanks to Natalie Burton)
Hope Support (Ross on Wye) – provides support for siblings affected by life limiting illnesses – £1000
The Forget Me Not Trust Children’s Hospice (Huddersfield)-provides support for children, family and friends in Yorkshire – £1000
University of Birmingham – Research into young people with Hepatocellular Fibrolamellar Cancer – £1000
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Young Person’s Unit – because they are fab for teenagers and young adults, and family and friends – £1000
Plus much, much more from many generous individuals who I fear to write down in case I forget someone. Thank you to everyone who has done their bit, you know who you are.
In honour of Rosie’s 20th birthday, we are raising £20,000 in 2012 for The Young Person’s Unit, QE Hospital, Birmingham; The Willow Foundation; Little Princess Trust and Forget me Not Trust Children’s Hospice. If you want to help us achieve this then please buy something from our shop ; donate at http://www.justgiving.com/teams/TKOE20kchallenge or email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you are raising money.
And to repay the 30 people who saved Rosie’s life several times by donating blood, we have a bloodometer running, to get new, returning and regular blood donors to donate 30 units of blood in 2012. So far, we’ve achieved 35. Yay!