Outlaw Triathlon for Sophie Rolf

The Outlaw Triathlon 2013 for Sophie Rolf

The Outlaw Triathlon is one of the toughest challenges there is. The Outlaw takes place at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham on 7 July 2013. It covers a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run; all of which are to be completed within 17 hours.

Kevin Read and Steve Holloway will be taking part in the event to raise money for The Sophie Rolf Fund – KissyPuppy.

Kevin Read

Kevin Read

Steve Holloway

Steve Holloway

Steve has competed in many triathlons and Kevin competed in the 2011 UK Ironman Triathlon in Bolton.

They are both really looking forward to the long training days ahead.

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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 Winchester for respite or end of life care, which for Sophie and her family would be a three hour journey each way.

The Sophie Rolf fund, KissyPuppy, is raising money for Earl Mountbatten Hospice to create an interim Island-based solution to support local children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

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.

The Hospice is working in partnership with Sophie’s parents, and other interested organisations and families on the Island, to research both the need and opportunity to develop its services in the future to include children and young people.

Earl Mountbatten Hospice is committed to improving the range of services and facilities to meet palliative health and social care needs of children and their families and carers on the Isle of Wight in the long term.

The severity of Sophie’s rare condition means that in the interim a place may be needed at the Hospice to support Sophie and her family in her final days. Currently Sophie must travel off the Isle of Wight for much of her treatment, the nearest hospice for children is based in Winchester.

The initial target is to raise £10,000 for Earl Mountbatten Hospice to transform a space into a child friendly residence on the Hospice site, not just for Sophie, but for other children and families who may need this service in the future, would bridge the gap whilst new long term services are being explored.

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.

Donations would be very much appreciated and we thank you for your continued support.

www.justgiving.com/EMH-KissyPuppy

Zen Hair & Beauty Christmas shopping and wrapping in aid of Sophie Rolf

Let Zen Hair & Beauty take the headache out of your Christmas shopping and wrapping this year. Solve all your gift problems at Zen’s Christmas shopping evening all in aid of little Sophie Rolf.

Join us on:

Wednesday 7th November between 5pm – 8pm
Free Mulled Wine, Mince Pies, Shortbread, Cinnamon Coffee

Enjoy a festive bite and a glass of something nice whilst you browse our extensive range of fantastic gifts. Something for everyone guaranteed.

1 night only offers – with up to 60% off.
Shop and be rewarded – earn free gift vouchers.
Some freebies and 3 for 2 on certain items.
Save £’s on “must have” Christmas treatments, with our book and pay in advance offer.

We will also be offering a gift wrapping service and Raffle – chance to win some great gifts, services or treatments. The profits from which will go towards The KissyPuppy Charity.

Ask your therapist for more details………

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. Sophie has recently has another MRI scan and although still inoperable the tumour was responding to the treatment and had shrunk by around 38%.

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.

Irish Charity Night in aid of Sophie Rolf

Irish Charity Night in aid of Sophie Rolf at The Horse & Groom.

Friday 7th December 2012

Starters

Organic Irish oak smoked salmon with horseradish creme fresh & soda bread
Grilled white pudding topped with stout rarebit on a bed of mixed leaves
Nettle and potato soup with garlic croutons

Mains

Local beef & Guiness pie topped with short crust pastry
Dingle fish pie (Salmon, cod and prawns topped with mash & Irish cheese)
Dublin Coddle (gammon & sausage stew with onions & potato broth)

All served with champ and buttered cabbage

Puddings

Baileys and chocolate pot with homemade shortbread
Selection of Irish cheeses and biscuits
Chocolate orange and Guiness cake

£19.95 per person

All profits from meals will be donated to the KissyPuppy appeal

LIVE MUSIC WITH THE HOOLEYS AND LIVE
CERI IRISH DANCERS

The Horse & Groom
Main Road
Nigwood
I.O.W.
PO30 4NW

Tel: 01983 760672

www.horse-and-groom.com

 

Until very recently Sophie Rolf was a happy go lucky little 4 year old girl living on the Isle of Wight with 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. Sophie has recently has another MRI scan and although still inoperable the tumour was responding to the treatment and had shrunk by around 38%.

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.

Barclays Bank Fundraiser

Barclays in Newport are fundraising for Sophie the week commencing Tuesday 28th August.

They will have a vintage sweet stall and raffle in the branch to raise funds.

Also one of the Business Managers, Lisa Rowles, is participating in the Zumbathon 4 Sophie on 2nd September so any sponorship will be greatly appreciated for her, especially as Barclays will match each pound that the staff raise.

Anyone passing by to pop in and support the Barclays team.

 

Replica Model Church – Open Afternoon in aid of Sophie Rolf

Richard Dollery has been building this replica model church in the back garden of his home. It was featured on the South Today Programme in May and has been in the Isle of Wight County Press.

Richard has very kindly offered to have an open afternoon on Sunday 9th September from 1pm – 5pm at his home, 6 The Bower, Alverstone Rd, Queens Bower, Sandown. Parking is at Borthwood Copse main car park near the Hairpin Bend. Richard will put some direction signs near the car park to where the church is located. Details of the event will also be in the County Press. All donations will go to The Sophie Rolf Fund.

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Sophie Rolf

Sophie Rolf

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.

70 Miles for Sophie

On the 15th September 2012, Ben Tanner Rolf, David Begg, Anthony Ward, Andy Ward, George Booth, Nick Krstenic, Rich Inman, Lee Gascoinge and Stephen Mundell and possibly a couple more will be completing a 70 mile around the Isle cycle ride. They will be starting from the Flemming Pub in Binstead at 8am and it is all to raise money for The Sophie Rolf Fund.

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Ben Tanner Rolf, Anthony Ward, David Begg and George Booth

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Ben, Rich Inman, David and Anthony

If you want to sponsor them please use the link below

www.justgiving.com/KissyPuppy-70Miles4Sophie

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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

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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.

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Indian meal at 3 restaurants fundraiser for Sophie Rolf

Jimmy and Munshur Miah are holding a fundraising event at the Tamarind and Nabab restaurants in Newport and the Island Spice at the bottom of Union St in Ryde on Thursday 27th of September at 7.30 in aid of Sophie Rolf.

The food is being donated by the restaurants and there will be an entrance fee of £13.95 for a set menu of starter, main, rice and naan bread.

To book in to a restaurant call;

Tamarind 01983 526777
Nabab 01983 523276
Island Spice 01983 810705

Until very recently Sophie Rolf was a happy go lucky little 4 year old girl living on the Isle of Wight with 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.

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.

Charity Spider Ride/Drive to Brickfields for Sophie Rolf

On Sunday 30th September 11am-1pm there is a sponsored charity spider ride/drive to Brickfields for KissyPuppy – The Sophie Rolf fund.

(This is where horse riders and horse and carriage come from anywhere on the island to brickfields making a spider)

It is £6 per horse/rider. A lovely rosette sponsored by The Tack Shack and home made cakes and a cold drink.

Sponsor forms available to print off here SponsorForm

The organisers Elaine Sivell, Lisa Sullivan and Sam Dyer wanted us to let you you know that everyone is welcome.

Sophie Rolf

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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.