Beer Festival for Sophie Rolf

The Bugle Real Ale and Music Festival raising money for Kissypuppy – The Sophie Rolf Fund

Festival Fun Funk (AKA Fat Cat Presents)

What do you do after Bestival?

Head on over for a beer and food extravaganza at The Bugle Coaching Inn in the heart of Yarmouth. Traditional Real Ales all on at the same time, from six different breweries plus exciting cocktails all accompanied by music to suit everyone.

‘Over 25 Real Ales’

12th, 13th, 14th, 15th September

Thurs 12th – 2pm-11pm – Irish Dave and his Tinkers, Sam Sheasby, Irish Dancers and Men of Wight Morris Dancers

Fri 13th – 6pm-12am – Xtreme Vertigo feat “Jason’s Return”, Friday 13th Fancy Dress, Drink Tokens for all in Fancy Dress, Plus DJ’s playing Anthemic Music, Mini Firework Display and Smoke Machines

Sat 14th – 3pm-12am – The Lonesome Valley Boyz, Vinyl DJ mixes by Mr Tim Boogaloo and Various Other, Northern Soul, Jamaican Ska and Sounds of The Era

Sun 15th – 1pm-10.30pm – “Isle of Wight New Music” featuring The Signals, Morning Glory, Cubed and House DJ

Supporting Kissypuppy – The Sophie Rolf Fund

The Bugle Coaching Inn, The Square, Yarmouth, IOW, PO41 0NS. Tel: 01983 760272. thebugleyarmouth.co.uk

Bugle Yarmouth Festival A4 Poster copy

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/EMH-KissyPuppy

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