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Organsiing family fund raising events for research for Bone Cancer Research Trust because BCRT needs money to improve survival rates

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Bone Cancer Research Trust

We fund pioneering research to save lives & improve outcomes.

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Story

Our daughter Ella was 11years old, when she was diagnosed with Bone Cancer in Nov 2008 after a lump appeared on her leg in October 2008. Unfortunately it was a very aggressive cancer and had alreadyspread to her lungs , so treatment on Ward 27 was unsuccessful. She passed away peacefully at home in January 2009.  Her sisters, Giorgia, Carmel, her dad Mark and all our wider family and friends have been continued to raise funds in her memory- both for The Leicester Royal Infirmary Teengae Cancer Unit " Our Space Appeal" ( offline) and for The Bone Cancer Research Trust ( on this site). BCRT aims to improve the life chances of other young people affected by the disease. Bone cancer tends to affect young people aged 11-25years. The survivial rates for osteosarcoma have not improved in the past 20years, mainly because as a type of cancer it is rare. BCRT are the only organisation fund-raising for research to address this.

Thanks to all our friends, familiy and associates for the many brilliant things they have done in Ella's memory.

Big Love to you all Liane

Fund Raising Events 2014

ANNUAL MEMORIAL WALK APRIL 2014

Over 40 adults &  young people took part in this years walk around the Swithland/ Charnwood area, raising £235 for BCRT.

SONGS FOR ELLA JULY 12TH 2014

Annual music festival at The Cradock Arms Pub    -features lots of young and older musicians

Fund-Raising Events 2013

Baz,s cycle ride.....fantastic effort over £1200 raised

ANNUAL MEMORIAL WALK APRIL 2013

Approx 60 adults and young people took part in our 10 mile walk raising money for BCRT

SONGS 4 ELLA 2013

Over 300  people took part in our annual music festival with over10 Performers (bands and solo artists, as well as a 78" vinyl DJ. ) The first festival held at The Cradock Arms pub in Knighton was a great success, raising over £3000 for BCRT and LRI Our Space Appeal..

 

Fund-Raising Events 2012

Songs For Ella 2012- 30th June

This years annual live music fund-raising party will be held at Ella's Granny's garden, 2 Knighton Grange Road, Leicester, LE2 2LE, FROM 12-8PM.  In memory of Ella, all proceeds to the OUr Space Children's Cancer Ward Appeal and BCRT. Entrance donations £7 adults, £3 kids, £15 for a family of 4. There will be over 12 live music acts, BBQ, Bar, Bake a Cake For Bone Cancer Sale, Charity Auction, Raffle, Children's Activities etc.

Also on sale will be the maginificent Songs For Ella Compilation CD, fundraising for The Children's cancer Ward Our Space Appeal with 20 tracks of varied, moving, uplifitn and inspiring music by young and older local musicians who have played at the event in previous years. A must have!!

Art House June 2012

An annual weekend exhibition of extraordinary local artists in ordinary houses. This year they helped fund-raise for our chrities by providing a free hopper bus but asking for donations. We raised over £120 from the transport, £96 from the sale of Ella's bird cards and £73 donated by one of the artisits from his takings. Next year we hope to combine with a House Music event.

Ella's Annual Memorial Sponsored Walk - April 1st 2012

Thanks to everyone who took part in this year's Memorial Walk April 1st 2012. Over 65 adults, children and wild safari animals ( teenagers with face paint and costumes!!)..... who'd have thought they could be so well behaved... they didn't even try to eat the dogs!! We were lucky to have blue skys and sunshine, a lovely stop at The Bradgate Pub and then back to the cabin for tea, chocolate brownies and Fiona's special muffins and tiffin cake!! A ray of sunshine in an otherwise rainy cold week!! Thanks Ella I am sure you had something to do with the weather.

Total raised to date from the 2012 sponsored Walk is £800 Thank you to everyone who took part or sponsored the walkers. xx

Century Cycle Challenge May 5th 2012

This year we have only two die hard cyclists- Mark Stanger and Matthew Selix ( a good friend of Ella's Uncle Paul) are riding in Ella's memory- from Leicester to Burnham Deepdale in Norfolk. The ride takes place this Saturday- 5th May.100 miles.

Well done Mark and Matthew, you raised over £300 for BCRT.

 

Art House Annual Showcase of Extrodinary Art in Ordinary Houses Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2012

This annual event is organised by a voluntary group of artists in the Stoneygate Clarendon Park area. Thanks to Kathy Klein and the rest of the Committee for managing to secure a donation of 2 minibuses to transport punters around the houses. Donations for the transport will go to BCRT and the Our Space Appeal. This means the elderly and disabled and people with children will find it easier to get to all the venues in one day and those with cars will not need to use them. Not only will you get to sample a fantastic range of art in houses and gardens,  you will also be supporting our fund raising efforts! Also look out for Ella's Toucan painting greetings card on sale for charity!!

 

Songs For Ella June 30th 2012

I am pleased to announce that we have set a date for this years Songs For Ella Garden Party ( alias- Ashtonbury..). Once again a family friendly and music extravanganza, showcasing young people's talent. Set in the peaceful and large  garden of Ella's Granny. Hope you can all join us for a relaxing day of musical talent, bbq, Bake a Cake for Bone Cancer, bar, auction, children's activities etc.

As usual I am asking for donations for the auction and raffle, bands who want to play, cakes for the cake stall and volunteers to help on the day. Thanks to everyone who has offered so far.

Another exciting development this year is that all the bands who have played over the past 3 years have been asked to donate a studio recorded original track for a Song For Ella Compilation CD, which will be on sale at the event to raise more money for the charities.

More details to follow, with bands etc

Comments from last year

ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT DAY WOULD LOVE TO DO IT AGAIN" (KATE 15)

"MAGICAL AFTERNOON FULL OF LOVE" (MONICA)

"THERE WAS GLASTONBURY & THERE WAS GUILDFORD rD- GUILDFORD RD WON!" (ANTHONY & JOHN)

"REALLY ENJOYED THE PM, THE ATMOSPHERE, THE PEOPLE, THE MUSIC, AND THE GARDEN" (SUZIE B)

"IT'S MY FIRST TIME HERE AND I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT" (SHARON)

"AMAZING AFTERNOON-LOVED IT" (CAITLIN 13)

"HAD A WICKED DAY, LOVELY ATMOSPHERE, BANDS WERE BEAUTIFUL, HOPE YOU HAD A LOVELY DAY" (SUZIE 15)

xxxx Big Love

 

Fund-Raising Updates 2011

Details of our fundraising adventures and totals raised for 2010/11.



Mark Jowsey's Great North Run July 2011

Total £185 Well done and thanks to Mark.

Jamie's run July 2011

 

Songs For Ella June 25th 2011 in Granny Marie's Garden

A total of £2400 was raised from the event.  £828 for BCRT offline and the rest for Ward 27.

Check out the photos. We managed to pull together a change of venue for this annual music event. Unfortunately The Donkey Bar arranged a date without consulting me and I didn't find out until 3 weeks before which didn't give me enough time to organise. Gaz kindly gave me another date of 25th June, which I was then committed to as so many people had offered to help and bands were booked. However The Donkey then cancelled this. Just as I was ready to cancel the event my mum kindly offered her garden. With the help of Sinead, Alan, Karen we planned & orgnaised the event and thanks to all the help from other people, the event turned out to be a great success and a really enjoyable heart-warming day. 

Participants Comments in the guestbook

" ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT DAY WOULD LOVE TO DO IT AGAIN" (KATE 15)

"MAGICAL AFTERNOON FULL OF LOVE" (MONICA)

"THERE WAS GLASTONBURY & THERE WAS GUILDFORD rD- GUILDFORD RD WON!" (ANTHONY & JOHN)

"REALLY ENJOYED THE PM, THE ATMOSPHERE, THE PEOPLE, THE MUSIC, AND THE GARDEN" (SUZIE B)

"IT'S MY FIRST TIME HERE AND I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT" (SHARON)

"AMAZING AFTERNOON-LOVED IT" (CAITLIN 13)

"HAD A WICKED DAY, LOVELY ATMOSPHERE, BANDS WERE BEAUTIFUL, HOPE YOU HAD A LOVELY DAY" (SUZIE 15)

"FAB DAY-LOVELY PEOPLE,GREAT MUSIC, SO MUCH TALENT IN ONE PLACE!! "(ELAINE, REIZ & GANG)

"A FANTASTIC DAY, DEFINITELY COMING AGAIN"(JED)

"NO BETTER WAY TO PAY TRIBUTE TO ELLA AND KEEP HER IN OUR MEMORIES" (SHAZ)

Thanks to Soft Touch for the PA and furntiture, for Leics Woodcraft for the loan of furntiture & games, to the Oadby Wygs Rugby Club for loan of gazebos and BBQs, to all the businesses and friends who donated for the raffle and auction ( Woods Butchers, Eskimo Blue, Knighton Flowers, Peasgoods, Fingerprints, The Flower Corner, Viv Chapman, Nelly Chapman, Julie & Fred Tata, Sainsburys, Kay & Dan, Peppa, Katarzyna Klein) and for all the volunteers ( Aidy, Vince,Sal, Pia, Ingrid, Fiona, Paul, Bob, Karen, Sinead, Giorgia, Carmel, Sancho, Maddie, Sam, Harry, Joey, Katy, Ollie, Eva, Rosa, Jay, Andy, Mark, Romana, Marie, Alice, Sue, Michelle, Sara , Jenny, Burt, Kay, Dan, Fred, Chloe, Kevin,Melissa, Caitlin, Lucy, Lucy, Esme, Shaz, Monica, Linda, Marion, Sarah, Barry, Emily, Thomas, Sharon, Jo, Paul Y, Brian, Jed, Della & Mark) and to all the people who supported us by attending and spending money!!

Thankyou to all the talented muscians, young & old, Ieuan Jones, Millie, Asha & Kate, Sam, Jai & Ben, The Kite-runners, 4 Rude Angels, Lippy, Jenny & Ken, Rita & The Eagles, Eva & Alan,  Club O & Mahalia, Crowhunter)

The Causier Families Annual Sponsored Walk April 2011.

Anna, Aidie, Chris & Martha undertook a 5 day walk over Easter. Joined by Liane and Alan for 1 day and Shaz and Vince for 1 day. Luckily it was nice weather the 1 day we joined it.

Total £180

Swithland Woods Annual Memorial Walk for Ella April 2011

Over 60 adults and children took part in a ten mile sponsored walk. A lovely sunny day, good company and conversation and a chilled out afternoon in the pub. Join us next April if you missed it this year.

A total of £855 was raised with £ 681 donated to BCRT offline and the remainder to Ward 27.

Marks Century Cycle Challenge 2011

Mark and Paul cycled 105 miles to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust who are building a teenage unit at Ward 27.  Mark  also raised another £200 for the Ella Memorial Fund for  Ward 27 Children's ward.

Ripon Street Party June 2010

A lovely afternoon, despite the rain. Everyone on the street made food, opened their doors and joined in with the games and music.

£100 raised for BCRT offline and another £120 for Ward 27. Thanks to all

 

Ella's Songs 2 - Live Music Gig Saturday May 22nd, 3pm-late

Total raised £2671.  £2021 for Ward 27, £ 190 for The Laura Centre and £469 for BCRT.
Another successful day, sun shining, lots of cakes baked, fabulous local musical talent young and old, including Matti and Nancy 16 years old), Milly and Kate (14 years old), Avenue Choir singing Spritely Warrior Spirit with a solo by Sammy Ashberry (10 Years), Amika Community Choir, Aidan and Anita, The First Monday Ukele Club, Nervous Rex, The Kiterunners (10 year old rock band), Club O ( featuring 12 year old Mahalia), Lippy, Heartland Roots, The Gummy Bears. A raffle with donations from lots of local businesses in Clarendon Park, Blueberry's Hair Salon, Yan's Wood's Butchers, Peasgoods Grocers, Salvador Deli, Whistling Fish Deli, Babelas, The Donkey.

 Kevin Hudson's Offas Dyke Sponsored Walk For BCRT May 23rd

Kevin has raised £1197, plus another £ 299 from gift aid. A fabulous total of £1496 which has been added to our offline total on this page. Congratulations Kevin on completing your 177 miles hill walk along Offas Dyke, not bad for an unfit 50 year old. Kevin is a friend of the family whose daughter Fayola used to babysit for Ella, 


 Sponsored Walks 2010

Total raised from both walks below- £1996 offline and £945 on-line. £1035 for BCRT and £1906 for Ward 27

  1 day Sponsored Walk through Swithland 28th March 2010
Thanks to everyone who took part, over 60 children, teenagers and adults, lots of ella's friends and close family. Despite the weather forecast the day was sunny and warm.  I estimated we have raised about £ 500. 
  

Coast To Coast Walk Hadrians Wall Easter 2010
Well done Anna, Aidie and Chris and Martha, for completing the whole walk, quite an achievement, especially for an 11 and 12 year old. Thanks to everyone who joined in on the first half; Ingrid, Shaz, Elsa, Vince, Gill, Fiona, Brian. We all suffered from various aches, pains and blisters, but the weather was dry, even sunny most days and the scenery was fabulous. I managed 4 days, 50 miles approx.  Total raised yet to be calculated. thanks to all who supported us. See photos.

 

Century Cycle Challenge

Total raised for Ward 27 by Paul - £200 and an additonal figure raised by Paul and Mark for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Ella's dad Mark and Uncle Paul are undertaking a sponsored cycle challenge for the second year running, over 100 miles in 5 hours from Leicester to Holt in Norfolk. Sponsor  BCRT on line at
 

Fundraising 2009
Here is an update of everything that has been raised by friends and family in 2009. 

 

Claire Wells Big Night Out 28th November at Regent's Road Social Club to raise money for Ward 27 - £200approx

 

Mark Jowsey's Great Northern Run September20th 2009

Thanks Mark for running in Ella's memory and raising a fantastic £355.

 Cousin Lesley's Sponsored Walk Up Snowdon October 2009

Thanks Lesley and all your friends and family who supported you, for raising a fantastic £528.71 for BCRT, from your arduous walk up Snowdon.

The Leicestershire round 110 mile sponsored Walk

 An amazing £6677 of the online total came from the sponsored walk. A further £ 6084.20 was raised off-line from the walk for Ward 27 Trust Fund. This total was made possible by having over 100 children and adults join in with the walk. Anna and Aidy's Family alone raised £1000. Thanks to everyone who took part and everyone who supported us


Mark, Paul, Flinty's Cycle Challenge

£ 1665 of the on-line total was raised by Mark, Paul and Flinty from their 100 mile cycle challenge. A further £2218.50 was raised by them for BCRT on their own just giving page and another £137 was riased off line for Ward 27. Thanks to the boys and everyone who supported

The Woodcraft Folk Sponsored Walk

£282 of the on-line total was raised by children and adults on the Leicestershire District Woodcraft Walk. Another £452.00 was raised off-line for Ward 27. Thanks to all the Woodcrafters

Ella's Songs 2009

 A total of £1000 for BCRT and £1150 for Ward 27 was raised off line from this day. A lovely sunny day, full of atmosphere, fantastic live music and food, over 500 people joined in. Thanks to Lisa, Warren, Hope and all the muscicians and helpers

Asian Ball

 A total of £ 300 was raised off-line for BCRT and another £1000 for Ward 27. A very beautiful event, delicious food, wonderful live dancers, fanatstic outfits and great dj. Thanks to Bajjit, Manju and Chetna and everyone at school who helped out.
 

Garden Party 2009

 £1921.42 raised off line for BCRT and another £2823 from the charity auction for Ward 27. A wonderful day with music, sunshine, bouncing children, bountiful and beautiful cakes and lots of goodwill and atmosphere. Thanks to businesses and friends for their donations and to all who made cakes and supported us. Big thanks to Granny Marie for the venue and to everyone who helped set up and take down.
If anyone would like a copy of Ms Tierney's original composition of Ella's song, sung by Avenue choir let me know.

 
Avenue Table Top Sale by Year 6

£250 offline. Thanks to you enterprising Year 6's.

Liza, Claire and Pete- Orirignal Print Greetings Cards

£93. Thanks for producing such beautiful prints.

Ella's own Bird Print Greeting Card

£200 raised offline. Available to buy from Revivals, Liane, Eskimo Blue, City Gallery , Avenue

Ripon Street Party

£305. Thanks to Sally and all her friends for a lovely afternoon, of food and music, dodging the rain!

Giorgia and Liane's Race For Life Run

£142
 

Melissa March's Marathon

£100. Well done and thanks Melissa

Steve Scott and Friends 3 Peak Challenge

£75 of our on-line total was from Steve's walk. Another £1100 raised for BCRT offline. Fanatastic well done Steve and friends

Claire Russell's Parachute Jump

£280 of the online total is for the parachute jump. Well done and thankyou to claire.

We hope to be adding more events over the course of the year.

Thank you for your support.

Liane, Mark and Family

 

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