Helen Figgins, Steve Blamire, Peter Sexton, Yvonne Sexton, Leonie Sexton and Theo Krekis are running the Bath Half Marathon in aid of Sophie Rolf.
The ‘Bath Half’ as it is affectionately known, is one of the longest established and most popular city centre road events in the UK. It covers a two lap 13.1 mile (21.1km) traffic-free course straddling both sides of the River Avon. The race starts and finishes in Great Pulteney Street, in the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath.
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Sophie Rolf is a beautiful, happy, larger than life little girl who, a few months before her 5th birthday, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. She has responded to therapy well and most importantly with courage and a smile that has inspired all of those around her.
Unfortunately the prognosis is still poor. What this devastating process has highlighted to Sophie’s family, is the limited healthcare options available for children living or dying from life limiting conditions on the island.
Currently, children from the Isle of Wight travel to Naomi’s House in Winchester for respite or end of life care, which for Sophie and her family would be a three hour journey each way.
The Earl Mountbatten Hospice is an independent charity providing comprehensive end-of-life healthcare for the Isle of Wight community. They support and care for adults living with and dying from a life-limiting illness and they are looking at how they can extend these services to children by 2015.
We appreciate the phenomenal support for Sophie and her family from the Community on the Isle of Wight and the wider support we have received. We would now like to raise funds together with the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, to create an Island based solution that would support children on the Isle of Wight with life limiting conditions and provide end of life care.
The severity of Sophie’s rare condition means that in the interim, a space may be needed to support Sophie and her family in her final days.
KissyPuppy is raising money for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. This could go towards things like transforming a space into a child friendly residence that would bridge the gap whilst new long term services are developed on the Isle of Wight.
Donations would be very much appreciated and we thank you for your continued support.