TMFIT will be celebrating 10 fabulous years of TMFIT and hosting a number of charity events throughout 2020.
Our chosen charity is Make a Wish Foundation and the first wish we want to help come true is for a young lady called Bethany, from Harlow, who has a condition called H-ABC (Hypomyelination with atrophy of basal ganglia and cerebellum). It's a very rare condition with only 150 cases diagnosed worldwide. Because of H-ABC, Bethany can no longer use her arms or legs and is now reliant on a wheelchair.
More information on H-ABC can be found here https://www.h-abc.org/elouise
Bethany is 19 years old and applied to Make a Wish when she was 17. It's taken two years for Bethany's wish to become a reality; her one true wish is to go to Disney Land Florida to Give Kids the World and the aim is for her to go in May 2020.
Please read a message from Bethany below:
"My name is Bethany and I love to watch High School Musical and CBBC teen programmes. My favourite Disney characters are Elsa and Anna from Frozen but I love all of the beautiful Disney Princesses and can’t wait to meet some of them at 'Give Kids The World' in Florida. It will be amazing!"
Give Kids The World Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides week-long, cost-free vacations to children with critical illnesses and their families.
The estimated wish cost is £3,696, which will include a 9-day stay with her family, travel, medical insurance cover, food and drinks as well as amazing activities.
Becoming a dad for the first time this year has made me realise how tough it must be for a family to survive whilst supporting a child with a critical illness.
I really would appreciate your help and support in making Bethany's wish come true, starting with our Charity Bootcamp on Saturday 28th December at 09:30.
There is no set donation for the event, please feel free to give what you feel appropriate on the day. If you could let me know if you will be attending I would be very grateful.
Further details of all our events and dates are listed below so please put them in your diary and help support us where you are able to. Hopefully we will be able to finance Bethany's wish before May and then work towards making another wish come true!
TMFIT Charity Events
Saturday 28th December 09:30h
Sunday 26th January
Sunday 15th March
Saturday 4th April
Friday 1st May
24hr Stationary Bikeathon
Sunday 7th June
Saturday 27th June
Mixed Tennis Competition
Saturday 18th July
Cheesy Wine Night
Sunday 20th September
Fancy Dress Aerobics Session
Grand Finale Dinner & Dance
Saturday 10th October