Cycle4Sophie in aid of KissyPuppy

Paris Adventure

On Thursday 27th September we will be setting off from Paris to start our two day bike ride back to the sunny Isle of Wight. The route is approx 160 miles and we will be aiming to reach Caen on Friday evening to catch the ferry over to Portsmouth. We will then get over to Ryde and cycle from there to Sydenhams in Newport to cross the finishing line. None of us are experienced cyclists so we are looking forward to the challenge ahead.

I’m sure you will agree this is for a great cause so please dig deep.

Please visit the website below and donate now

www.justgiving.com/KissyPuppyParisAdventure

The money raised will be used to support Sophie’s journey through this. It may be used to fund traveling to and from appointments on the mainland, any equipment needed, it may be used for treatment not funded through the NHS or just to ‘Keep Sophie Happy’ by paying for things she likes to do to ensure Sophie and her family get as many magical experiences as possible.

Sophie Rolf Fund - KissyPuppy

Sophie Rolf is a happy go lucky, always smiling, little bundle of joy (most of the time!). In June 2012, 2 months before her 5th birthday, she was diagnosed with an agressive brain tumour. It is early days, and Sophie’s family are still discussing the prognosis with Doctors and seeking further opinions on treatment options.

We have set up KissyPuppy kindly supported by Brainstrust, to create a mechanism for friends and family to fund raise for Sophie. The money raised will be used to support Sophie’s journey through this. It may be used to fund travelling to and from appointments on the mainland, any equipment needed, it may be used for treatment not funded through the NHS or just to ‘Keep Sophie Happy’ by paying for things she likes to do.

We chose the name KissyPuppy as this a word Sophie uses for a very special sort of cuddle and kiss reserved only for her big brother Jack.

Sophie & Jack’s Baptism Day

On Sunday 8th July an honoured group of friends, family and community members were part of a very special day, Sophie and Jack’s baptism.

At 9am on Sunday morning as the church bells rang, St Saviour’s church, Summers Lane, Totland, Isle of Wight filled with people. Extra chairs had been placed at the edges of the aisles and the priest had personally carried in extra benches to create ‘front row’ seats for the children. The church was buzzing.

Sophie arrived in an elegant ivory dress, and matching parasol, Jack was appropriately suited and booted. They looked wonderful and smiled all the way through the service. 

A ‘little party’ had been organised at the football club and everyone had been warned to wear wellies as the field was a bit waterlogged. The exact extent of the ‘little party’ had been kept a secret but with rumours starting and the need for wellies a festival atmosphere had started to grow.

It was awesome! Bunting and balloons everywhere; an open sided marquee with  hay bail seating and a little stage; a bouncy castle; a bouncy slide; a coconut shy;  boat swings; hair braiding; face painting; two magicians, Huxley Hunt and Mr Randini; a Punch and Judy show; a dressing up tent and a tent full of cupcakes.

The pictures show what a great time everyone had and despite the weather forecast the sun shone down.

A big big thanks to Steve Blamire and the West Wight Football Club.

Christy’s run for Sophie

I am running 6 miles on the 11th August. Starting at 8am from Freshwater via the railway track to Yarmouth, through Yarmouth Town, back to Colwell and into Freshwater Town.

I’m doing this run for a special little girl and her family who really need our support at this hard time.

Please sponsor my run and give this little girl all the help and support she truly needs.

Thank you

Christy Richards

Please visit the website below and donate now

https://www.justgiving.com/KissyPuppyChristysRun

The money raised will be used to support Sophie’s journey through this. It may be used to fund traveling to and from appointments on the mainland, any equipment needed, it may be used for treatment not funded through the NHS or just to ‘Keep Sophie Happy’ by paying for things she likes to do to ensure Sophie and her family get as many magical experiences as possible.

Christy Richards