Support Flights for Life
In memory of: Alice Rice
£846.70 raised of £1,000.00 target
£846.70 raised so far
How to make a donation
Donate online at - www.justgiving.com/LincolnGriffins-AliceRice
By mobile internet Scan this code on your smartphone to go straight to Alison Hukin's page.
By text message to donate £10 Text FOVQ47 £10
Many of the Lincoln Griffin girls and parents that knew Alice are taking part in the Race for Life at the Lincolnshire Showground in July 2011 to raise funds for this good cause in her memory. If you would like to sponsor any (or all) of us for this, or feel you would like to make a donation for Alice, then please use this site. Please remember to tick the box if you are a UK tax payer as the Charity gets even more at no cost to yourself.
Alice joined the Lincoln Griffins Girls U12s team in 2008 following captaining her previous boys team to the league title the year before. Late in 2008 Alice started to suffer from back pains, which ultimately prevented her playing and training. Despite this, there was no clear diagnosis of the condition. The problem worsened as summer approached when Alice started to lose weight. One Sunday evening in June 2009, Alice began to have trouble walking and she was rushed to hospital for checks.
It was a great shock when the hospital discovered a melon-sized tumour on one of Alice’s ribs pushing into her internal organs (explaining the back pains) and into her spine resulting in partial paralysis and her difficulty in walking. An immediate operation to remove parts of the tumour to release pressure on her spine revealed the tumour to be an Ewings/Atkins Sarcoma (a type of bone cancer). The cancer was also found to have spread into her lungs.
Within days, Alice began an intensive course of chemotherapy which resulted in dramatic weight loss and her initially being confined to a wheelchair.
Alice and her family responded to all of these setbacks with incredible resolve and fight. The treatment was physically and mentally hard on Alice and her family. Alice’s positive attitude, throughout was an inspiration.
By the Summer of 2010 Alice was believed to be in remission and even managed to come to a few light training sessions with the girls. Though she looked so much stronger than previously, her body was still obviously very weak. More than anything, her love for playing football was one of the driving forces behind her fight. Unfortunately in Late 2010 it was found that the cancer had returned which was of course devastating news. Alice sadly passed peacefully away on 2nd May 2011. Alice was not only a tremendous footballer who played with skill and without fear, but a great character. Her no-nonsense and determined personality was inspirational. She will be greatly missed at the club and by all that came to know her.
The family were supported throughout the hardest times by a number of children’s cancer charities. Alice would like donations to go to one of these, a local charity named 'Flights for Life'.
This page is for anyone who would like to make a donation on behalf of Alice to this charity and give so many more young people the chance of a great experience such as she had.
Flights for life are based at Wickenby Airfield, Langworth, Lincoln, LN3 5AX. They provide seriously ill children the opportunity to fly in a vintage aircraft along with all the thrills involved. Alice was one of the first people to benefit from the charity and had two flights over her hometown of Market Rasen.
Lincoln Griffins added an Annual Chairman’s Award in May 2010 as part of their end of season Presentation Nights. Alice and her family were the first to be awarded this shield for their bravery and dedication. In memory of Alice the Chairman’s Award is now being renamed The Alice Rice Shield.
The Alice Rice Shield for 2011 was awarded to Phil Hukin for all his help at the club this year and also for his support for Alice. Phil raised £2,000 (for another local charity that helped Alice) by doing a 237 mile coast to coast bike ride.
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Charity Registration No. 1129461
Flights for Life is a registered charity based at Wickenby Airfield in Lincolnshire. The charity has been set up with the aim of providing sick and terminally ill children with the opportunity to experience the magic of flight in a vintage aircraft.
Well done to all of you, you have raised an amazing amount. (Sorry it's taken me so long to get around to this!) x x
Donation by Odette Read on 22/08/11
Good luck from all of the Griffins
Donation by Phil Hukin on 19/08/11
Good effort guys, well done xxx
Donation by EMMA TRAVIS on 04/08/11
well done Al, Martha and Lucy. Love Dave, Kerry, Anna and Nicole xx
Donation by Kerry Scott on 24/07/11
Well done from Ste, Mel, Erica, David, Edward and Hugo x x
Donation by Stephen Hukin on 16/07/11
Well done on your run today x
Donation by Nikki Wright on 10/07/11
Well done all of you. Jane,John and Isobel
Donation by Jane Sharp on 10/07/11
from Martha, Lucy, Sharon & Rick's relatives x
Donation by Sharon Morley on 10/07/11
Best wishes to everyone involved from Elise's Grandma and Grandpa.
Donation by Caroline Rey on 10/07/11
Go Al and Lucy!!!!!
Donation by Faye Charlesworth on 09/07/11
Good luck girls, love Helen and the Filby family xx
Donation by Helen Filby on 07/07/11
Good Luck Girls. We'll be thinking of you on Sunday, xxx
Donation by Hannah, Paul, Daniel and Isabel Sherman on 07/07/11
Good luck for Sunday Elise and Caroline. Love Jackie
Donation by Jackie Hart on 07/07/11
good luck all you griffins girls for sunday, sophie will be thinking of alice on the run on saturday, love phil, paula and sophie
Donation by paula game on 05/07/11
All for a good cause. Missing Alice everyday and a nice way to help. Julie and Mollie .x.
Donation by Julie Brown on 05/07/11
Good luck to you and two of your girls. Enjoy!
Donation by Jacqui Murphy on 05/07/11
Donation by Clare Blackledge on 05/07/11
Good Luck Love Andy Jill & Ruby
Donation by Andy Hukin on 04/07/11
Well done Elise for raising money in memory of your team mate - you and Caroline will storm the course, absolutely no doubt about it!
Donation by A friend on 04/07/11
All that training hasn't gone to waste Alison!! Good luck girls. best wishes Graham & Amanda x
Donation by Amanda Jenkins on 04/07/11
Good Luck Mrs H. Love from The Scotts
Donation by kim scott on 04/07/11
good luck xxx
Donation by Alison Johnson on 04/07/11
Good luck Alison....such a fabulous charity. In memory of Alice....such a young life taken by this awful disease.
Donation by Gill Selemba-Lewis on 04/07/11
Go for it Elise & Caro. Hope your run goes well. Great that you are running for a team-mate. Love Uncle Richard, Auntie Catherine, Ben & Elizabeth x
Donation by Richard Dewes on 03/07/11
Although our running will never be as fast as Alice's, we'll do our best for her on 10th July. With fond thoughts & best wishes from Caroline & Elise
Donation by Caroline Rey on 02/07/11
- * Online donations£771.70
- Offline donations£75.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£846.70
- Gift Aid£0.00
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