We thought we’d give you an update on the KCF and the fantastic things people have done in the past 6 months. We are, very nearly, at £75,000. This is a phenomenal achievement and we’d like to thank everyone for their efforts – it is extremely humbling to know we are so supported in what we are doing.
The final numbers are in from the first Katie Compson Foundation dinner! We raised an incredible £11,029 on the night through auction prizes, raffles, and ticket sales. Thank you all for your attendance and generosity. We would also like to thank those who couldn’t attend but gave generous donations – you are too kind. You’ll all be pleased to know that we’re starting to plan the next dinner, it will be in London and will be in May/June next year. Prepare yourselves for an awesome night!
Jaki Amos completed her amazing 31 mile run in October, raising nearly £5000. It was a wonderful day, where we were able to fundraise on the way round thanks to the generosity of the general public, whilst encouraging and trying to keep up with Jaki as she passed through every tube station on the Jubilee Line. Thank you to Darryl, Chops and Barry for such amazing efforts as support crew, and a massive thank you to Jaki for being mad enough to go through with it!!
Emma Sharrock has continued her fundraising efforts in Hong Kong. She and another great friend Charlie Barton managed to combine a good party with raising money for us. They had a final “junk trip” to coincide with Charlie’s birthday and Halloween – and asked for donations as part of the ticket sales. These girls are going far! We had another £300 from this party alone….and we hope their hangovers are starting to now subside!
Do not forget to sign up to the Marsden March next year if you would like to join the Compson Crew – it is a fabulous day and we’d love as many of you to join us as possible.
We are very privileged to also have been nominated for an award! Passionate Pink was set up by our lovely friend Deb Little supporting charities as well as raising funds for the Little Wish Foundation. Sarah and Elise have both been lucky enough to be nominated for an award, and all the Compsons are going to Blenhelm Palace in December for the Passionate Hearts Awards Ceremony. We will be sure to update you with the events of the night!
We are soon to have a meeting with the team at the Royal Marsden to discuss where this money will be going. They are very aware of what Katie wanted the money raised to go towards, and they are aiming to introduce us to doctors and researchers who are in desperate need of money to carry out research projects into curing cancer, as well as providing improved pain management nationally. We are really excited about what we can achieve.
So, as we approach the second anniversary of losing our gorgeous girl, we are so proud to be doing something that she would love to have been a part of. We hold our heads high, and know that she would be telling us to get on and raise more – it is such a good cause and in memory of an amazing lady. Please get in touch if you would like to do some fundraising for us, we would be delighted to support you in your efforts in any way we can.
Sarah, Jenny, Pete & Elise xxxx