Friday, 24 July 2015

Hair Today and Tomorrow Too!

Emma Field and friends from Elle Vie Salon in Andover raised over £600 by doing a gruelling 24 hour Hair and Nailathon fundraiser.

Sophie’s Appeal is close to Emma’s heart as her daughter is a Wilm’s Tumour survivor.

Huge thanks to the girls and to the customers – especially those who braved the challenge in the closing minutes!

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Southampton Airport Summer Solstice Sprint Raises Over £3500

Over 300 people took part in a 5km fun run this morning along the runway at Southampton Airport.

Kevin Montgomery, airport fire service station manager and co-organiser of the event added: “It was an early start but a fantastic way to welcome dawn on the longest day of the year – running along our runway. We were delighted to see so many enthusiastic supporters turning out at 6am and really enjoying themselves for this charity event”

Event Organiser Mike Barringer, chairman and trustee of Sophie’s Appeal – and Airside Operations Duty Officer at Southampton Airport, added: “We are so grateful to Southampton Airport for giving us and our supporters an opportunity that very few people will ever experience; the chance to run on the runway Southampton Airport.

“We have enjoyed fantastic support from Southampton Airport and its staff over the last ten years and the money raised from this event will make a huge difference to the lives of many local children battling or recovering from life threatening illnesses.”

The prizes for the fastest individuals went to Pete Sansome from Bishopstoke (Fastest Male), Karen Andrews from Hedge End (Fastest Female) and Sophie Jones from Chandlers Ford (Fastest Junior – aged 12). Darren Phillips of Eastleigh won the Best Dressed Individual award, braving the chilly morning in a skimpy Native American outfit.

More photos are available from our photographer Sharon Merredew Photography


Friday, 19 June 2015

Hair-mazing Styling raises over £500

The end of year showcase by students at Peter Symonds College showed off some of their amazing skill and imagination with hair styles with a sci-fi theme.  Futuristic dance and a well supported raffle helped to raise £530.

We are grateful to you all for choosing to support Sophie's Appeal and for the fantastic evening of entertainment you gave us whilst under the scrutiny of your families and the judges!

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Black and White Summer Ball

Nearly 200 people enjoyed an evening of entertainment at Sophie’s Appeal’s Black and White Ball at the Novotel, Southampton.  Over £11,000 was raised on the night.

Mike Osman, MC entertained the guests with his unique sense of humour throughout the evening.  Local magician Mike Brown also wowed the guests with his close up magic.  Music from Top Draw, who donated their fee back to Sophie’s Appeal, kept the dance floor full until the early hours.

Our thanks go to everyone who supported this event; those behind the scenes who helped run a fantastic evening, our entertainers, sponsors and donors and to you for your much needed support of Sophie’s Appeal!

For some pictures of the event, please visit our photographers sites:

Kerton Photographic
Megan Scanlan Photography



Tuesday, 28 April 2015

It's Good to Talk

Sophie’s Appeal was proud to help a get together for parents bereaved by childhood cancer and those with children currently in remission or undergoing treatment.

One bereaved mum whose little girl was treated at Piam Brown Children’s Cancer Ward in Southampton said,

‘You have no idea how much it meant to myself and many others that attended, to be able to spend time with other parents that just understood how each other felt.

There were a few bereaved parents, I myself am one of those and it was just so nice to be able to relax and just talk to parents in the same boat as me as well as parents with children still going through treatment and in remission. We were able to laugh, chat and just have fun without having to worry.

We all just 'got it'.’

Friday, 6 March 2015

Quizical Evening Raises over £500

Friends and supporters of Sophie’s Appeal joined our Patrons, James and Sarah Beattie, at our Spring Quiz held at Fleming Park Bowls Club.

Our quiz master, Paul, tested the teams knowledge with 8 rounds of brain bashing and the raffle was well supported.

The evening was hotly contested with the winners being decided by a penalty quiz off with ‘The Don’t Knows’ pipping our reigning champions ‘The Sherbert Lemons’ to the title.

At the other end of the table it was also close with ‘The Shy Teds’ narrowly beating ‘ The Gannetts minus one’ and ‘The Twits’ to the Wooden Spoon.

Thank you to everyone who supported the evening raising over £500 and helping put smiles onto more poorly children’s faces.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Enfields supports Sophie's Appeal

Sophie’s Appeal is proud to announce that local estate agents Enfields has become one of our corporate sponsors.

Enfields has announced that they will donate £50 to Sophie’s Appeal from every house sale or letting.

Huge thanks to Nikki Chapman and the team at Eastleigh for your support.