Nikki Smith

For Sophie!

Fundraising for Kissypuppy - The Sophie Rolf Trust
raised of £150 target
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Event: Morrisons Great South Run 2015, on 25 October 2015
In memory of Sophie Rolf
We raise funds for Isle of Wight Children to improve end of life care


Sophie Rolf was a beautiful, happy, larger than life little girl. She enjoyed doing all things little girls love, especially her swimming and dance classes.

During May 2012 a tremor was located in Sophie’s left arm and, after numerous hospital visits and finally an MRI scan in June, her family received the devestating news that no parent wants to hear – Sophie had a ‘Supratentorial high grade Glioma, bilateral thalamic tumour’.

This is an aggressive brain tumour located in a very awkward part of the brain. her family were told that the tumour was inoperable and the prognosis poor. Sophie faced things that no child or adult should have to go through. Neuro surgery to fit shunts, central line surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, a trial drug, numerous MRI & CT scans, homeopathic drugs and other tests were all met with determination, strength, courage and most of all always a smile.

From day one Sophie was an inspiration to all. She never once complained or grumbled about what she was going through. She greeted each and every day with a smile and her attitude and spirit made her fundraising such a success that within a few months she had raised the £10,000 target set for the first project.

At the beginning of November 2013 Sophie, just a few weeks before she passed away, opened the children’s rooms at Earl Mountbatten Hospice, a massive achievement of which we are so proud of her for. Sophie had already started on her next project, a Playground, within the grounds of the Hospice.

In her short life, Sophie has changed Children’s services on the Isle of Wight, but there is so much more to be done. Kissypuppy – ‘The Sophie Rolf Trust’ is now a registered charity, a charity committed to helping the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, local NHS and other interested parties in the continued development of services for children and their families with life shortening illnesses on the Isle of Wight.

Please help by donating generously for this amazing cause.


About the charity

To develop new, and improve existing, services for children and their families with life-shortening conditions, on the Isle of Wight.

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