Freshwater Co-op collecting for KissyPuppy

Freshwater Coop are fundraising for KissyPuppy on the 18th/19th December with collections tins and buckets, carol singers and a fantastic raffle.

They have lots of raffle prizes from local businesses and some from individuals too including;

A hand made teddy from Joy George at the old post office craft shop F/W worth £35;

Co-Op hamper;

No.7 gift set from Boots;

Time for tea gift set from Honnor and Jeffreys;

Bayliss and Harding gift set from Olly at Teddys Sweet shop;

Cordless kettle from Live Wire;

£10 gift voucher from Hursts;

Scented candle and necklace from Val’s Collectables;

Childrens Colour sticker stamp set from the Cabin;

Set of Outrageous Neons nail varnishes from TLC;

Impulse Shower gift set from Kemkay;

9′ spinner rod from the Tackle Box;

gift voucher from Waves;

a lovely knitted toy elephant,

a calender and diary set,

Yves St Laurent gift set,

children’s jigsaw,


christmas tealight holders,

christmas hangers,

other christmas prizes from individuals and co-op money donation.

There maybe more at the end but that’s the main ones now.


7 Hills Challenge in aid of Sophie Rolf

Keith Jacobs, Rob Graham and Jamie Burton will be completing the ‘7 Hills’ in aid of KissyPuppy and The Sophie Rolf Fund.

The ‘7 Hills’ is 26 miles in total, part of the ‘Hills Killer’ and made up of a series of checkpoints placed across the Island. Keith, Rob and Jamie will be starting at The Apple Farm Freshwater at approximately 9.00am on Sunday 23rd September ready to conquer the 7 Hills.

You can sponsor them by clicking here to go to the JustGiving page


Until very recently Sophie Rolf was a happy go lucky little 4 year old girl living on theIsle of Wightwith not a care in the world.

During May 2012 a Sophie ‘s parents noticed a tremor in her left arm and after numerous hospital visits and finally an MRI scan in June, the family received the terrible news that Sophie has brain cancer.

Sophie has an aggressive brain tumour and was set a course of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and was accepted on a drug trial within weeks of diagnosis.

We have set up KissyPuppy as a mechanism to fund raise for Sophie. The money raised will be used to support Sophie’s journey through this and to ensure Sophie and her family get as many magical experiences as possible.


Christy’s run for Sophie

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

West Wight – Zumbafun

Another huge turnout for the final part of the day of Zumba at the West Wight Sports Centre with Tracey Potgieter on stage in a pink tutu encouraging everyone along.

The dancing started with Sophie at the front with all the other children dancing to one of Sophie’s favourite songs ‘Vindaloo’!!. Emily then got on stage to lead the Macarena before all the grown ups started their 2 hour marathon of Zumba.

It was all helped along with free cheese and wine which everyone seemed to enjoy (some more than others… Auntie Yvonne.. not naming names or anything lol..). The evening came to a close with the conga around the sports hall and some freestyle disco dancing (Good moves Pete).

A huge thanks to everyone involved in putting it all together, donating prizes for the raffle, fee use of the sports hall and especially to Tracey.