Many congratulations to Peter Webb for getting a sub 1.30 in the Frome Half Marathon and raising a wonderful £231.00. The Frome course is a unique and challenging route through some spectacular countryside and Peter’s placement of 30th out of 542 runners is a fantastic achievement. Thank you so much Peter!
Thank you to Ashley Croft, Master of The Lodge of Good Fellowship based in Marlborough, for his generous donation of £1200 to Julia’s House. When Ashley visited our Devizes Hospice, a session was in full swing, allowing him to see the benefit of the lodge’s wonderful gift.
He did it! Jon Tribbeck from Salisbury swam the English Channel in an amazing time of 15 hours 58 minutes. Three years ago, twelve and a half hours into his first attempt to swim the Channel, Jon suffered from Swimming Induced Pulmonary Edema (SIPE) and had to be airlifted to hospital for emergency treatment. Not one to be beaten, Jon recovered and started training again in 2017. He headed off from the shores of England in the early hours of Tuesday 9th July and hit the coast of France later that day. Having already raised £3383.80 for Julia’s House from his first swim in 2016, Jon has raised another amazing £1124.95 to help our Wiltshire families – thank you so much Jon!
Friends Rachel and Liz took on the incredible challenge of walking 100km along the oldest path in Britain, the Ridgeway over two days. Day 2 started with a 4.30am trip to the medics tent and finished at 5.30pm having successfully completing the challenge and having made new friends along the way. Their £1000.00 fundraising target was well and truly smashed and they have raised a fantastic £1057.92 for Julia’s House. Thank you ladies, your hard work and support means so much.
They cycled, ran, trekked, ate cake, raffled and more to raise a wonderful £11,460.50 so far to help our children and their families! We would like to say a huge thank you to all the teams who took on the £50 Challenge this year and to congratulate the overall winners, Pork Farms. We were delighted to see the teams at the awards evening in Bournemouth, sponsored by Utility Point. We hope they enjoyed the evening as much as we did, all of the teams have been great this year and we look forward to doing it all again in 2020!
Special thanks to volunteer photographer Phil Abraham for the great pics.
Just Move In, Vinyl Solutions, LV=, Pork Farms, National Express, Slumbersac, Bournemouth Water, Nationwide, Beales Gourmet, WWPC Sales and Lettings, Bliss Aviation, School Business Services, 3 Sided Cube, Barclays Advocacy, Human, AS Finishing, and Nuffield Health.
Practice to Practice Cycle Ride for Haine and Smith Opticians take off! Well done to all their cyclists for completing a 200 mile cycle ride around all Haine and Smith practices! A big thank you for supporting Julia's House and raising £2000 - and still climbing!
Thank you to the team at Britannia Parking for taking part in the Julia’s House Jurassic Coast Trek and raising a wonderful £1986.00. The team presented our Corporate Fundraiser Caroline with their cheque and Grace Cox, Customer Services Administrator told Julia’s House “The walk was a challenge as it was a very windy day, but we got through it together as a team and had good fun along the way. The views were absolutely stunning (once we made it up the hills!) and encouraged us to keep going. We are extremely pleased with the amount of money we raised for such a worthy charity. It is amazing to know how far this money will go in helping the children and their families lives a little easier and a little more fun. It makes the 3 days of recovery after the walk worth it!! We look forward to doing more for Julia’s House in the future!!”
We are absolutely thrilled with the support from The Whitelock Group for donating £10,500 to Julia’s House. The Whitelock Group have supported Julia’s House for 10 years, donating over £60,000 in total and we can not thank them enough for their generosity.
"The Whitelock Group are delighted to again donate to Julia's House to help continue the unwavering support they provide children and their families during difficult times" John Whitelock, MD The Whitelock Group.
Our Corporate Fundraiser, Caroline Attreed, was delighted to accept the cheque on behalf of Julia’s House, presented by John and Josh Whitelock.
Huge thanks to Marcus Drysdale & Colin Johnson from Acheson Construction who took on an epic challenge to climb the snow-capped Kilimanjaro earlier this year. Julia’s House were one of the 3 charities they supported through the self-funded challenge and they came to the Dorset hospice to present a cheque for £2,936 – double their target. This amount could pay for three day sessions at the hospice with 5 children at each! You are amazing guys - thank you!