Since losing our beautiful daughter Emily Rose (22) to a wild form of cancer in 2007, as a family with the wonderful support from family and friends we have managed to raise over £100,000 for CLIC Sargent. With an initial target of raising £5000, CLIC Sargent gave us great strength and support at a time when we needed it most and we, as a family, wished to give a little back.
So for we have cycled the length of Britain and Europe; Chatham to Gibraltar and in 2012 the breadth of the USA. In 2014, with 'The Last Hour Club,' we peddled out of England, through France and Belgium to Hameln in Germany, where Emily grew up. In 2016 we took part in the annual 'Chase The Sun' ride from Minster, on the Isle of Sheppey on the East coast to Burnham on Sea on the West - 205 miles in one day! There have been lots of fundraisers, from the inaugural EMBO Prom, to marathons, abseils, Races for Life, quizzes, cake bakes and much, much more.
This June, 2017, on the 10th Anniversary of Emily leaving us, I will be on my adventures again.
Departing on what would have been her 32nd birthday I will be completing a Capital Challenge from 2nd June -12th June, taking in 5 Countries, 5 Capitals, Completing 1500 miles.
2nd June Chatham to Peterborough
3rd June Peterborough to York
4th June York to Otterburn
5th June Otterburn to Edinburgh
6th June Edinburgh to Cairnryan
7th June Belfast to Dublin
8th June Holyhead to Aberystwyth
9th June Aberystwyth to Cardiff
10th June Cardiff to Westbury
11th June Westbury to London
12th June London to Chatham Maritime
10 Years Supporting CLIC SARGENT
Emily touched the hearts of everyone she knew and those who have read her story.
Please look at our EMBO Events web site and Blog to see what we all have achieved so far...
Please donate to CLIC Sargent this is a wonderful worthwhile charity.
Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to donate: CLIC Sargent will receive your money electronically and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in Gift Aid will be added to your donation at no cost to you.
Many thanks for your support
Matthew, Caroline & Jessica Loughrey
John Bullock - AUDAX outside Bristol
Family at Avon Railway Café Bath cycle route
Jane Brameld at Brompton Academy
Jackie at Medway UTC
Chase the Sun 2016 - A very warm welcome from Mark Shattock and Neil 'Stretch' Campbell
Offline donations have also been gratefully received from 28 Past & Present: AvN 2016 Stretch, Paz, Jonny, Mark Grindal and Kenny
Rey Fadil, 221 Fd Sqn (EOD)
Russ, Pam and the Oldfield Family - Our family xxxx
Brompton Academy Site Team
Pride in Medway Awards - Medway Messenger
Brenda, family and friends
Key Curriculum - Mark Cawthorne (Brompton Academy)
Carl Oldfield - Back to the Trenches
Carl Oldfield & Lauren -Yately 10km
Jessica Loughrey London Marathon 2013
Natalie Crispe London Marathon 2013
Steve Whybrow Brighton marathon 2013
Team EMBO Abseil
BA TAG Day - Many Thanks
BA Quiz - Many Thanks
Brompton Academy Football Lottery - Many Thanks
Jen Robertson and MLM - Brompton Inc - Great Effort
Vannessa Shiels - Many Thanks
Jo Firth - Many Thanks
Tracy Humberstone - Many Thanks
Jessicas workmates at Hearst - Many Thanks
Brompton Academy - Lou Ansell Burford, Team and Phase 3 guys - Fantastic effort
George Woods - Many Thanks
Andy Miller - Many Thanks
Dez Leach - Many Thanks
fromSpecsavers Gillingham - Many Thanks to Craig, Lisa and the team
Ruth Brown and Julia Hands - Many Thanks
Kate, Des and Family - Many Thanks
Keef Jennings & Family - Many Thanks
Brompton Academy - many thanks
Ruth Brown - as always
Pet Theodorou - Many Thanks
Rey Fadil - Cheers Mate
The Rotary Club - Many Thanks
Greenacre School - Many Thanks
Theo Page and The Sun Newspaper Group - Many Thanks
Chatham Grammar for Girls - Many Thanks
Rainham Brownies - Thanks to Caroline Jennings and the pack
Justin from KBM - Thanks for sponsoring us
Strood Academy - Many Thanks
Brompton Academy Quiz Night - Thanks to the Jordan Challenge
Texas Moon - Paul, Penney and all of the Texas Moon Country & Western Club
Mr Paul Slucock Murder Mystery Night
New Brompton XMAS Card
New Brompton College Quiz Night
Theo and colleagues at the SUN
Lou Burford - Medway Rugby Club
Paula Knight - Brighton Marathon & London Triathlon
Mike and Martin, Bonzy and Helen - Team Embo New Forest
Bonzy, Zoe and Nathalie - Embo's girlies race for life
Ruth Atkin and her Great North run
LEJOG - Vickys Sister
LEJOG - Ian Morris
Russ, Ray and Olly for the Gibraltar Bike ride
Jessica, Ruth, Sasha and Sam for your Sky dive
Thank you so much to SERENA for the sponsor money you raised through your dieting and head shave. Em would be so amazed!
Many Thanks to Paula Knight for her hard earnt contribution, we hope this has indeed been a life changing adventure for you and you have gained strength and direction from this experience.
Many Thanks to Olly & Tom Nissen, Denise & John Waters for your contribution in supporting and fundraising our quest.
Thank you very much to Mick & Family (Little Kellys Grandad) for your very kind and much appreciated donation.
Pam & Emma Oldfield, Sheila Tasker and Pam Williams. Thank you for all your efforts on the sponsored run (Walk) - Race for Life.
Colin Lukins - Thank You very much, serious competition well done.
A massive Thank you to all those at the Medway Messenger and the organisers of the Big Quiz and all those teams that gave their support - Thank you
Thank You to Serena for giving so much. You look just as beautiful. You have given so much.
Louise Burford & her Kick For CLIC event at New Brompton College - well done! fantastic effort - Many Thanks
Tunbury Twiglets, Helen Kidd & Heather Brown and all of the staff at Tunbury school - yet again many thanks for your continued support
Thanks to Neil Buckley. Not just for singing to Jessica but the money you have raised.
Thanks to Riders Dean & Steve for your sponsor money - you gave a lot more than money - Thanks
Thanks to Sean Lundy & Alan Harman for their charity football match at Grain Village - Many Thanks
More Money from the New Look Girls - well done - biggest tin yet!!!
Thank You to Craig Sampson & fellow members of Blemain Finance - Thank You
Pineapple (Natalie) for more donations & a 10km run in the rain - Thank You
Mote Cricket Club - Ladies Team - Many Thanks
Thank you to Ruth and her donations at work
Thank you to Julia Ingram from school
To Yvonne & Tony Dexter - Many Thanks -a great effort
A big Thank You to Mrs E M Edwards
Many Thanks to Mrs J A Roberts
To Anne & Peter Bolton, Thank you for your kind donation
Jack & Toni Creswell - Thanks for your special Birthday donation. It was lovely to see you all.
Many Thanks to the Good people of Great Britain who donated on our ride as we stopped off at different places.
Jan & Steve Mitchell - Thank You - (Jan I am missing you already)
Andy (NSC) Thank you
Many thanks to Allan Ridler and 26 Engineer Regiment for their fundraising efforts in raising lots of money for the fund.
Many Thanks to Alan Mortlock for inviting us down to the CFC Cage Fighters Championship to raise money and awareness. We had a great night.
Many thanks to Tracey & Andrew (Pineys Mum & Dad) ASTECK Ltd for their generous donation
Many thanks to Colin Edwards, John Poynter and Big George for all their efforts with the quiz at Charlton Athletic - great effort
Thanks to Chris & Emma for the horse racing night - see you soon
More Money from CB & I - Thank you Ken & your committee for all your efforts
Personal donation from Aunty Kate, Uncle Des, Sam & George - Thank You
A massive Thank You to Paul & Kim Gordon and all at Horsted FC - Brilliant effort and great entertainment
Many Thanks to Baljit S Ali.
Paul Scally & Gillingham Football Club - Thank You & all the best
A very kind donation from Rainham Judo Club following their Quiz Night - many thanks to Terry & Wendy Malkinson, Jo the Quiz master, Mick (Raffle) and Natalie Crispe - Thank You
Even more from Andy & Leanne @ Bargain Booze - Thank You
Thank You - Sandra Jones
CB&I - Ken Williams and his committee for all their hard work and efforts - truely outstanding - Thank You
Nick Stokes of Invicta Driving Academy - Many Thanks
Another donation from Andy & Leanne @ Bargain Booze - Many Thanks
Many thanks to Sue Chapman and the monies raised from their Easter raffle
Scott Carr & the gentlemen of 24 Fd Sqn Royal Engineers - Thank you all
Another £100 from New Look Gillingham - Thank you girls
Many Thanks to Caroline Jennings & the Ist Rainham Brownies for their sponsored silence and raising over £300 & a teddy bear
A very special thank you to young Ardra Radha Lakshmi who donated her first remuneration from Rochester Cathedral where she is a chorister.
Thanks to Andrew, Leanne & friends from Bargain Boozes for wearing their PJs to work.
ManyThanks to Kieran Woolley for his fantastic cake sales at Neston High School and his support before and during the quiz night.
Thanks to Wendy Longman for bidding for Everton Ball.
Thanks to Bob who outbid everybody for the LFC training top
Many Thanks to Vicky Kirby, New Brompton College
Many thanks to Anthea Hall
Many thanks to Sue Chapman and the monies raised from a Xmas raffle
Tunbury Christmas Card Collection - Thanks to Helen Kidd & all the staff
The 6th Form New Brompton College - Charity week (fantastic effort)
The girls fron Neston High School & Roses Tea Room Heswall
Matthew Moore - Petrofac
Counsellor Shirly Griffiths
New Brompton College - Xmas Ball Raffle - Jan Bracey & Jo Price
Thanks to Sarah Hodge who sent a beautiful card and donation.
A big thanks to Graham Clark and all the good people at COINSTAR for holding a jeans for charity day. Your contribution is outstanding - Thank you
Well done to Jackie for giving up smoking and raising £500. Thank you again to the Medway Maritime Hospital Care Management Team for all their fundraising and support.
Karl Auger, Mark Horrocks, Dan Myers, Watty & all those at 28 Engineer Regiment - absolutely Priceless - 01 December 07
New Look Girls & their collection tins - 18 Nov 07
Chatham Grammar School for Girls - Rag Week & weekly cake sales
special thanks to Miss J Brook, Porsche & Natalie
New Brompton College Pamper Day 19/10/2007 - Maureen, Nicky & Amy
The Care Management Team @ Medway Maritime Hospital Quiz Night 26/09/2007
Emily Rose Prom - New Look Girls - Gillingham Kent 21/09/2007
Kelly @ Blaze Beauty and Tanning 17 Livingstone Circus Gillingham Kent
Tunbury School Chatham
Lisa Robert Natalie Lucy and Jack
Tracey Norris and Family
Shirley, John and Family
Anne Peter Jane and Emma Bolton
Roger Fu - New Brompton College
Warrant Officers & Sgts Mess - 3 RSME
Warrant Officers & Sgts Mess - 39 Engineer Regiment
Warrant Officers & Sgts Mess - 28 Engineer Regiment