On Sunday, 2nd of December 2012, Alexander Devine Berkshire's Children's Hospice Service, held its annual children's Christmas party. The children and families enjoyed a host of activities including Willy Wonka shows and activities, live reindeer, face-painting, arts and crafts, Santa's Grotto, an eight track Scalextric and a Pamper Zone for mums. The families were joined by Alexander Devine's Celebrity Ambassador, Patti Clare (Mary Taylor from Coronation Street) and local dignatories.We are so grateful to all the sponsors who enabled us to organise this very special event: Connor, The Hilton Hotel Reading, Segro, Boo! Productions, Leywood Estates and Mars UK, Mattel UK, The Berkshire Media Group, McKinsey & Company and Starlight. Huge thanks too to our wonderful Volunteers (especially our wonderful Soldiers from Windsor Barracks!) who help pull this party together before, during and after! CLICK HERE for photo gallery.
She said: "This is such an amazing opportunity for me and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I am so humbled to have been picked to represent the community. This is also a great chance for us to tell the world about the charity and to see what we are trying to achieve here."
Family, friends and supporters travelled with Fiona to Hemel Hempstead to cheer her on as she carried the flame at around 5.45pm. Our video clip covers the start and end of the run only as the mobile "Torchcam" was unable to follow her for the full distance which included a pedestrian precinct.
And that's not all, now a team from Romans are planning to swim the equivalent of the English Channel in order to raise funds... another innovative, energetic and brilliant idea. Thank you Romans! You can sponsor them at: www.justgiving.com/Romans-Charity-Channel-Swim
Our new address is 113 Whitby Road, Slough SL1 3DR.
Our telephone numbers remain the same: 0845 055 8276 for general enquiries and 07920 000040 for fundraising. You can also email us on email@example.com
We would like to say a very big thank you to SEGRO plc for providing us with these new offices and Green Brothers Removal & Storage for their wonderful support.
We are thrilled that after 9 weeks of living on Mount Everest, Paul Keleher reached the summit on Friday 25th May 2012.
He had the added honour of being the first person to fly an official London 2012 Olympic flag at the summit. A group of 10 boys from Eton College made the journey to Everest Base Camp with the flag, and then Paul carried it on to the summit.
What a hero! The funds he has raised in sponsorship will support our very own heros and heroines; local children living with life limiting medical conditions. Thank you and Congratulations Paul.
You can read more about his amazing trip at: http://dosummitgood.blogspot.co.uk/
In hot and sometimes breezy conditions 50 brave and intrepid souls abseiled down the Blade in Reading recently – that is 128 meters, which is the equivalent of 32 double decker buses!!
Donations are still flooding in, well done to the brave abseilers and huge thanks to everyone who supported them.
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