Big thanks to all our individual fundraisers undertaking personal challenges and organising local events to help our appeal.
Whether it be local schools and businesses paying to wear christmas jumpers for the day, individuals taking on gruelling personal challenges such as the London Marathon, or acts of kindness such as asking for donations in the place of birthday gifts, our funds continue to grow through the generosity of those touched by Edie’s story.
If you think you can help by organising a fundraising event or taking part in a challenge please get in touch. Here are some of the exciting fundraisers undertaken in support of EBA. More details about most of them can be found on our Virgin Money page.
Vitality London 10k and Pier to Pier walk
03 July 2016
Daniel Grant and his daughter Abigail are taking part in a number of different challenges this year all in aid of Edie’s Butterfly Appeal and have so far raised £350.
17 June 2016
A day of champagne and racing for the ladies proved a huge success raising £1,789.62. Booking for next year’s event is already open and better hurry, as last year’s sold out quickly. Contact us for more information.
15 May 2016
In May, Edie and friends donned their superhero costumes and with family, friends and her faithful companion Lily Pickle, ran 5km around Regent’s Park raising a massive £3,430. For Edie, who continues to undergo treatment, this was a huge test of endurance. Go #TeamEdie.
Great Wall of China marathon
21 May 2016
One of our overseas supporters, Terri Godsell, took on this scenic yet gruelling marathon course, with her friends Holly and Jayne. A fantastic £2,146 raised in the process!
01 May 2016
Over the bank holiday weekend, employees of Nandos took on the London West Tough Mudder in aid of Edie’s Butterfly Appeal. Over 25 runners from various Nandos outlets in Hertfordshire undertook this challenging, yet fun filled race raising over £1200. Thank you Team Nandos!
3 Peaks Challenge
30 April 2016
In April Karl Healy kindly took on the 3 Peaks Challenge. He scaled Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. Here’s a triumphant Karl at the top of Ben Nevis. Well done Karl and thank you so much for the £800 raised. Karl is also taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge this August and along with some friends plans a skydive, tough mudder challenge and cycle ride. Go Karl.
London Marathon 2016
24 April 2016
Congratulations to our two London Marathon runners Laura Billinghay (a supporter through our corporate sponsor Ethos) and Melissa Matthews (a teacher at Edie’s school). Wearing our EBA race vests, they raised awareness and a massive £3701 in sponsorship.
16 April 2016
Hair loss is one of the most traumatic aspects of cancer treatment for any child. In recognition of this, one of our regular supporters, Laura Howe, shaved her hair and raised over £5000 for EBA. The first cut was made by our very own Edie. Fellow supporter and teenager Milly Aylott also cut off her hair to donate to the fantastic Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs to children who have lost hair through treatment, and raised £240 in sponsorship for our appeal. Well done ladies.
Christmas Jumper Day
Festive knits were out in force when we teamed up with the CCLG for its annual Christmas Jumper Day on December 18th. Schools, businesses and supporters up and down the country joined in to raise money for our appeal totalling £4201.20. We will run the same event this December, so please get in touch if you would like to take part.
Race For Life
In 2015 a team of mums and kids from Hillmead primary school in Bishop’s Stortford raised £500 by donning their trainers and taking part in Cancer Research UK’s Race For Life in aid of our appeal. This is a great event to get involved in. Please let us know if you would like to take part on behalf of EBA.
After eight months of intense training, supporter Richard Burke scaled Europe’s highest peak Mont Blanc, reaching the summit and raising £1140 for our appeal, one of several he supported for his challenge. Big thanks to Richard.
5k Mud Run
Congratulations to supporter Melissa Ambrose who raised £230 by completing a 5K Mud Run for us in May.