50 People to do The Great South Run for Sophie Rolf

Team KissyPuppy – Great South Run 2013 Close to 50 people have signed up for The Great South Run, running, walking or even crawling the 10 miles through Portsmouth and Southsea. Each member of the team will be easy to spot as Sophie’s Uncle Steve has organised bright KissyPuppy vests and Butterfly wings for the team. There is a justgiving page set up specifically for the event so please help us raise as much money as possible for such an important cause. www.justgiving.com/KissyPuppyGSR2013


Sophie Rolf – Beautiful Butterfly at last years Bestival

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 poor. What this devastating process 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 House in Winchester for specialist respite or end of life care, which for Sophie and her family would be a three hour journey each way. The Earl Mountbatten Hospice (EMH) 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. 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 EMH, to create an Island based solution that would support children on the Isle of Wight with life shortening conditions. The EMH project aims to bring together locally provided and family led palliative care services for children, teenagers and young adults on the Isle of Wight. EMH is working with the Isle of Wight NHS and other local groups, organisations and Island families to make this happen. Over a period of time a range of services will be developed offering flexible, individualised care and support, in the place of choice, and built around the unique needs of each family. These services will be coordinated centrally, and delivered by a multi-professional team, working together with each family to support their wishes and care choices and will extend to friends and all those involved.. EMH is already setting up a Family Network to bring together Island families who are affected by life shortening conditions and to provide them with help and support through their Information & Support Centre in the John Cheverton Centre. Donations would be very much appreciated and we thank you for your continued support. www.justgiving.com/KisspyPuppyGSR2013

West Wight Triathlon

Claire Hopkins is planning to do the  WEST WIGHT TRIATHLON on Sunday September 30th 2012.

It is a Pool Swim 600m – Bike 35km – Run 7.5km

Claire plans to do the swim and the run while her brother Kieran Hopkins does the cycle.

Please dig deep and sponsor them in this very hard challenge



Mykki runs for Sophie in the Alps

Mykki Smith recently did a mamonth 16 mile run in the Alps. Mykki started  from where she lives in Anzere, Switzerland and did a circular run through the mountains and back to Anzere.

Mykki raised about 500 Swiss Francs for Sophie and while back on the Island came to meet Sophie.

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