Harriet's 2018 Hackney Half page
I am running the 2018 Hackney Half for Nicola's Fund because It is an an inspirational charity.
The Aims of Nicolas Fund... To improve the quality of life for Children with Cancer To provide support and help for the families of Children suffering from Cancer
Charity Registration No. 1113095
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On Saturday the 21st I attended a charity ball for this incredible charity and was completely blown away by what they do.
Nicola’s Fund was set up as a charity early 2006. Nicola Riley had discussed with her parents setting up a charity to help children going through the difficulties of coping with cancer, particularly children who were unable to travel long distances. This discussion took place in Florida 2004 where she enjoyed swimming with dolphins but was concerned about some of the friends she left at Alder Hey who were too ill to travel.
When Nicola passed away she left written instructions to use the money in her savings account to be used to start the charity. Debbie & Steve decided to fulfil her wishes and invited some close friends who were close to Nicola to join forces.
The charity is managed by a team of trustees who give their time freely and many other volunteers who roll their sleeves up and help set up the events. Every penny raised goes straight to the families we help with absolute minimum administration costs.
Our long term vision is to set up a retreat (similar to the one Nicola stayed in America).
This is an incredible cause to help families who are going through financial and emotional hell to switch off and enjoy what could be their last chance of quality family time.
There are many charities out there but this to me was the one that shone out most. Nicola would have been my age and is a friend of a friends, please let her memory live on by helping others affected by this horrible ilness that affects so many.