Sydenhams Trade Day for KissyPuppy

Sydenhams Paslode Trade Day for KissyPuppy – The Sophie Rolf Trust

Trade in your old 1st fix nailer and receive £100 off an IM360CI Nailer, trade day deal includes, 1 tool bag, 1 lithium battery and 1 in-car charger.

Monday 30th June 2014

There will also be a raffle and a cake sale. Pizes include a Wigfhtlink Voucher, Wine, a tool bag, £100 spa voucher and more……

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Our Story

The Sophie Rolf Trust – Registered Charity 1156155

Sophie Rolf was a beautiful, happy, larger than life little girl. She enjoyed doing all things little girls love, especially her swimming and dance classes.

Sophie started school in September2011, joining her big brother Jack at St Saviours Primary School in Totland on the Isle of Wight.

During May 2012 we noticed a tremor in Sophie’s left arm and, after numerous hospital visits and finally an MRI scan in June, we received the terrible news that no parent wants to hear – Sophie had a ‘Supratentorial high grade Glioma, bilateral thalamic tumour’.

This is an aggressive brain tumour located in a very awkward part of the brain. We were told that the tumour was inoperable and the prognosis poor. Sophie faced things that no child or adult should have to go through. Neuro surgery to fit shunts, central line surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, a trial drug, numerous MRI & CT scans, homeopathic drugs and other tests were all met with determination, strength, courage and most of all always a smile.

She made us so proud to call her our daughter. As a family we never gave up hope and actively pursued other medical opinions from Europe and the rest of the world – however each reply reinforced the original diagnosis.

Sadly Sophie lost her fight in November 2013 at home alongside her family that adored her so much. She didn’t suffer and as always, she decided when the time was right.

‘KissyPuppy’ was originally set up to enable friends and family to fund raise for Sophie and initially was used to support Sophie’s journey through this including travelling to and from appointments on the mainland, any equipment needed and creating magical experiences and memories.

We chose the name ‘KissyPuppy’ as this was a word Sophie used for a very special sort of cuddle and kiss reserved only for her big brother Jack.

What this devastating process highlighted to us as a family was the limited healthcare options available for children with life shortening conditions on the Isle of Wight.

There is no specialist children’s hospice on the Isle of Wight. Families are offered the option of travelling to Winchester for respite or end of life care, which is a three hour journey each way, relying on Ferries. Travelling to the mainland at the point when Sophie was very poorly is something we did not want to be thinking about.

The Earl Mountbatten Hospice provides comprehensive end-of-life healthcare for the Isle of Wight community. They support and care for adults living with and dying from a life-shortening illness and, working in partnership with the local NHS, they are extending these services to children.

Sophie said early on in her treatment that she wanted to help other children as they have helped her………so that is what we have pledged to do. We have joined forces with the Earl Mountbatten Hospice and the local NHS to help support and develop services on the Island for children and young people, and their families, with life shortening conditions.

Over a period of time a range of services will be developed offering flexible, individualised care and support, in the place of choice, built around the unique needs of each family.

Services will be coordinated centrally, and delivered by a multi-professional team, working together with each family to support their wishes and care choices. Sophie’s first project was to provide an area within the existing hospice building that will be suitable for use by children and their families.

The area was to provide the equipment needed to fulfil the medical requirements of the individual whilst at the same time recognise the needs of the family as a whole.

From day one Sophie was an inspiration to all. She never once complained or grumbled about what she was going through. She greeted each and every day with a smile and her attitude and spirit made her fundraising such a success that within a few months she had raised the £10,000 target set for the first project.

At the beginning of November 2013 Sophie, just a few weeks before she passed away, opened the children’s rooms at Earl Mountbatten Hospice, a massive achievement of which we are so proud of her for. Sophie had already started on her next project, a Playground, within the grounds of the Hospice.

In her short life, Sophie has changed Children’s services here on the Island. We, as Sophie’s family, recognise there is so much more to be done. Kissypuppy – ‘The Sophie Rolf Trust’ is now a registered charity.

We are committed to helping the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, local NHS and other interested parties in the continued development of services for children and their families with life shortening illnesses on the Isle of Wight.

We hope we can continue Sophie’s good work and make a legacy she would be proud of.

www.justgiving.com/EMH-KissyPuppy

Abseiling Spinnaker Tower for KissyPuppy

On 3rd May a very brave (& some would say daft!) work colleague of ours Carlos Hewson will be abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth to raise funds for KissyPuppy. We are not asking you to dig deep but if all of you that see this could donate just £1 the amount raised would be fantastic…

AND we might even tell Carlos what abseiling actually means!!!  xx

www.justgiving.com/EMH-KissyPuppy

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Our Story

The Sophie Rolf Trust – Registered Charity 1156155

Sophie Rolf was a beautiful, happy, larger than life little girl. She enjoyed doing all things little girls love, especially her swimming and dance classes.

Sophie started school in September2011, joining her big brother Jack at St Saviours Primary School in Totland on the Isle of Wight.

During May 2012 we noticed a tremor in Sophie’s left arm and, after numerous hospital visits and finally an MRI scan in June, we received the terrible news that no parent wants to hear – Sophie had a ‘Supratentorial high grade Glioma, bilateral thalamic tumour’.

This is an aggressive brain tumour located in a very awkward part of the brain. We were told that the tumour was inoperable and the prognosis poor. Sophie faced things that no child or adult should have to go through. Neuro surgery to fit shunts, central line surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, a trial drug, numerous MRI & CT scans, homeopathic drugs and other tests were all met with determination, strength, courage and most of all always a smile.

She made us so proud to call her our daughter. As a family we never gave up hope and actively pursued other medical opinions from Europe and the rest of the world – however each reply reinforced the original diagnosis.

Sadly Sophie lost her fight in November 2013 at home alongside her family that adored her so much. She didn’t suffer and as always, she decided when the time was right.

‘KissyPuppy’ was originally set up to enable friends and family to fund raise for Sophie and initially was used to support Sophie’s journey through this including travelling to and from appointments on the mainland, any equipment needed and creating magical experiences and memories.

We chose the name ‘KissyPuppy’ as this was a word Sophie used for a very special sort of cuddle and kiss reserved only for her big brother Jack.

What this devastating process highlighted to us as a family was the limited healthcare options available for children with life shortening conditions on the Isle of Wight.

There is no specialist children’s hospice on the Isle of Wight. Families are offered the option of travelling to Winchester for respite or end of life care, which is a three hour journey each way, relying on Ferries. Travelling to the mainland at the point when Sophie was very poorly is something we did not want to be thinking about.

The Earl Mountbatten Hospice provides comprehensive end-of-life healthcare for the Isle of Wight community. They support and care for adults living with and dying from a life-shortening illness and, working in partnership with the local NHS, they are extending these services to children.

Sophie said early on in her treatment that she wanted to help other children as they have helped her………so that is what we have pledged to do. We have joined forces with the Earl Mountbatten Hospice and the local NHS to help support and develop services on the Island for children and young people, and their families, with life shortening conditions.

Over a period of time a range of services will be developed offering flexible, individualised care and support, in the place of choice, built around the unique needs of each family.

Services will be coordinated centrally, and delivered by a multi-professional team, working together with each family to support their wishes and care choices. Sophie’s first project was to provide an area within the existing hospice building that will be suitable for use by children and their families.

The area was to provide the equipment needed to fulfil the medical requirements of the individual whilst at the same time recognise the needs of the family as a whole.

From day one Sophie was an inspiration to all. She never once complained or grumbled about what she was going through. She greeted each and every day with a smile and her attitude and spirit made her fundraising such a success that within a few months she had raised the £10,000 target set for the first project.

At the beginning of November 2013 Sophie, just a few weeks before she passed away, opened the children’s rooms at Earl Mountbatten Hospice, a massive achievement of which we are so proud of her for. Sophie had already started on her next project, a Playground, within the grounds of the Hospice.

In her short life, Sophie has changed Children’s services here on the Island. We, as Sophie’s family, recognise there is so much more to be done. Kissypuppy – ‘The Sophie Rolf Trust’ is now a registered charity.

We are committed to helping the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, local NHS and other interested parties in the continued development of services for children and their families with life shortening illnesses on the Isle of Wight.

We hope we can continue Sophie’s good work and make a legacy she would be proud of.

www.justgiving.com/EMH-KissyPuppy

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.

Sophie’s Raffle

Gems Bridal Wear and Sydenhams will be holding a raffle at Gems Bridal Show on 23rd September 2012 at Cowes Yacht Haven in aid of the Sophie Rolf Fund. Tickets are £1 each with some amazing prizes to be won. Tickets can be purchased from gems Bridal Wear, Scarrots lane, Newport or from Sydenhams on Forests Road.

Prizes
Xbox 360 and games – Currys staff
Kindle – Matt and Gemma Ricketts
1 Nights stay for 2 people  – Bourne Hall Hotel
£50 voucher  Marks and Spencer – Harrison Black
Bouncy Castle free hire for a day – iTS
Car Valet  – Fairlee Service station
Dinner for two – New Holmwood Cowes
Lunch for two  – French Franks
Two meat vouchers  – Hamilton Butchers
A print  – Rembrant Gallery
Hair dressing hamper – Couture (Billy)
Luxury Manicure and Pedicure – Beauty Spot
Voucher, cut and blow dry – Jacks
Hair Products  – Rootz
£15 Voucher – Chessell Pottery
Family Voucher  – Robin Hill
£50 Voucher  – Blushing Blooms
Portrait fitting  – Mobile Portrait studio (Duncan)
£50 voucher, and a book – West Wight Disco
Portrait  – Portrait Pencil Art (Artist)
Photo shoot and 3 prints  – Photographer Marcelle Edwards
Voucher  – J R Play
Champagne High Tea – Enchanted Manor
Voucher – Sugar & Spice
Voucher – Tile Superstore
Ice cream Vouchers – Plaza
Meal for two – Wheatsheaf
2x family bowling tickets – LA Bowl
£30 Voucher – Table Table
Ferry ticket for car and four people – Wightlink
Makita 216 drill and bit set – SEP
Stabila Torpedo Level – Brian Hyde
300mm Diamond Blade – OX
Trade Select Thermostatic Shower  – Roper Rhodes
SDS Drill and Chisel set  – Andrew @ Sydenhams H/O
Tin Of Roses  – Andrew @ Sydenhams H/O
Tembe Trade Box – Tembe
16 PC Flat bit set – TLL Tools
13 PC Flat bit set – TLL  Tools
8 PC Flat Bit set – TLL Tools
2 x P&O Ferry Dover to Calais Day Return Car plus 9 passengers  – P&O
Session infrared Therapy Cabin for 2 – ?
Barnett £15.00 and £ 10.00 Hair voucher – Barnetts
Zen Dream Massage £45.00 – Zen
Meal for 2 at the Duke of York – Duke ofYork
JollyRogersFree Childs Entry X 2 – JR Zone
Coleman’s Farm Family Ticket 2 adults and  2 children – Coleman’s Farm
Ronseal £ 50.00 Voucher – Ronseal
V-tech Safety boots/shoes – V-tech
£ 100.00 Voucher for Cider Barn – Steve Hall
£ 100.00 Voucher for chocolate factory – Steve Hall
Morphy Richards Kettle and 4 slice toaster – Sydenhams K&B
Fishing Reel  – Scotties
10 driving lesson value £250 – DLIW drivinglessonsiw.co.uk

 

A big thank you to everyone who has donated prizes so far and with more prizes being donated every day this is a raffle ticket you cannot do with out.

KissyPuppy

www.gemsbridalwear.co.uk

Success at the Tool Sale

Earlier this week Sydenhams held a tool sale at their Newport branch and are pleased to say they raised £720.

A massive thank you to Toolbank who helped supply the tools and help on the day.

Also a massive thank you to Barry Hamilton who helped supply the food and lots of help on the day.

And also to Sarah and Sam from the builders merchants who arranged the day and worked very hard feeding the customers.

KissyPuppy

Sophie’s Radiotherapy mask

Another day at Southampton Hospital over. Radiotherapy mask…check. CT Scan…check. Blood tests…check. Prawn sandwich for lunch…check. Not one moan or grumble or tear….you make us very proud and slightly humble Sophie that we get to be your Mum & Dad x

Tool Sale Charity Fund Raising Event

Sydenhams Tool Sale Charity Fund Raising Event

On Monday 30th July 2012, 8am – 2pm

Come along to our tool sale day at our Newport Branch on Forest Road and take advantage of some fantastic deals on selected lines with all proceeds going to the Sophie Rolf Fund.

Bargains Galore only while stocks last.

KissyPuppy

 

West Wight FC Charity Day for Sophie Rolf

Come and join West Wight Football Club on Sunday 2nd September from 12pm for a Charity Day in aid of Sophie Rolf.

West Wight All Stars will be taking on Sydnhams at 1pm followed by the muchly anticipated Sexton Ladies versus West Wight WAGS at 3pm. There will be a BBQ and a raffle and auction.

Rumour has it that the Sexton Ladies have been getting a bit of practice in, so watch out you West Wight Wags…

The Football Club will be open from 12pm and there will be live music until 7pm.

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Some of the Sexton ladies

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

I am running 6 miles on the 11th August. Starting at 8am from Freshwater via the railway track to Yarmouth, through Yarmouth Town, back to Colwell and into Freshwater Town.

I’m doing this run for a special little girl and her family who really need our support at this hard time.

Please sponsor my run and give this little girl all the help and support she truly needs.

Thank you

Christy Richards

Please visit the website below and donate now

https://www.justgiving.com/KissyPuppyChristysRun

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.

Christy Richards