With two huge birthday’s to be celebrated this week the family organised a party at the West Wight Football Club for Leonie’s 21st and Sophie’s 5th birthdays. A huge blow up slide, bouncy castle, waterslide and Cinderella doing make-up, face painting and tattoo’s it was to be a fantastic party on probably the hottest day of the year.
Westview House yesterday held and Coffee Morning and Cake Sale. The staff all paid to wear purple for the day. They had lots of wonderful cakes and a raffle all in aid of KissyPuppy and raised over £260. Sadly Sophie wasn’t able to join in as she was having treatment in Southampton in the morning, but did pop in the afternoon to say thank you.
When we first set up KissyPuppy we received a very kind email from Isle of Wight Graphite Artist Tara Richardson asking if she could donate her time in drawing someones portrait for an auction/raffle and to draw Sophie and Jack’s portrait for the family.
Aaron and Gemma provided Tara with a couple of pictures of Jack and Sophie. Tara then went on to start drawing the magnificent picture that she delivered to them yesterday. The pictures below show the whole process which took just over two weeks to complete. You can see the original montage of two photographs Tara used for reference and then step by step as the picture took shape.
Thank you so much for your very special gift and we wish you all the best with your work.
The Isle of Wight Car Club held a Charity Day in aid of Sophie today at the County Show Ground, with an auto test and show and shine competition raising an amazing £1,900 (£987 in donations on the gate). There was a huge turnout with some great cars on show. It was obvious that hundreds of hours had gone into getting some of the cars into the amazing condition they were in and Sophie got to judge a special competition ‘Sophie Rolf Concours D’Elegance IOW Car Club 2012 Trophy’. It was a very close run thing but Sophie eventually picked an orange mini to be the worthy winner. Sophie’s brother jack also got taken around the circuit which he thoroughly enjoyed.
A beautiful morning for Christy’s run from her home in Freshwater to the Causeway, along the river to Yarmouth, then over the bridge and up Hallets Shute, Pixie Hill, Norton Grange and along to Colwell where she met up with Sophie and family who were there to cheer her on for the last bit of her run down the Avenue. A huge thank you from Sophie, Jack, Gemma, Aaron and all at KissyPuppy.
Message from Christy:
Sophie’s run complete, thank you to you all for your kind donations, thank you to you for all your support, Was a lovely pleasure to meet you Sophie at the end of my run, I’m sending you and your family all the love and support, Keep on fighting Sweetheart xx