Spring is definitely in the air and we hope you’re all enjoying the longer days and glimpses of sunshine that seem to be appearing! We wanted to update you with the latest fundraising efforts, already overwhelming in determination and results!
In two weeks, we are seriously thrilled to tell you we have a runner in the London Marathon! This is a first for us, and we are very excited!! Tom Rogers has previously walked the Marsden March with
us, which inspired him to put his heart and soul into running the painful 26.2 miles across London. We’d be thrilled if you would get behind him – he’s a dear friend of Katie’s cousins Emma and Annabelle, and we are extremely privileged that he is doing this for us.
Please please sponsor him to complete his first ever marathon. We’d be so appreciative!
In March, the Compson Crew got back together for another day of sunshine, G&T, and trying to avoid blisters. 15 of us braved the pavements from the RMH in Fulham, to their main site in Sutton. It was a day full of inspiring stories, wonderful people, and a dogged determination. All of us finished, supported by Peter and Elise at the finish line with a glass of bubbles, and in the process raised over £5,000.
Whilst we were there, we were proud as punch to see that the Katie Compson Foundation has made it onto the list of RMH Affiliates. Up there with some big names, it is clear that the money we are raising really is going on to make a difference.
On Thursday evening, the great and good of Suffolk came together at the wonderful Smeetham Hall Barn for the second dinner in memory of our gorgeous Katie. Catered by Scutchers restaurant 95 people ate the most splendid food and enjoyed an extremely high calibre raffle donated by various local businesses. We were also lucky enough to have an auction with unbelievable donations – and through the kindness of those in attendance we managed to raise nearly £7,000. It is an incredible achievement and we are extremely grateful to all those who donated, helped us out, and attended.
With all of this, we have now smashed the £160,000 mark! Waiting for new numbers to come in so we’ll update you as soon as we can – but thank you thank you thank you! We couldn’t do it without you.
Jenny, Sarah, Barry, Pete & Elise