Such a fun one, I made this video for my Facebook page with my amazing family. Even when we are far apart, we can still have a laugh together. You can see it here.
My Second Challenge
On Sunday 26th April, my baby sister Izzy kicked her ball 26 times
My big brother Adam did 26 rugby passes in his wheelchair.
…and I did some circuit training (not my favourite thing usually) – 26 star jumps, 26 jogs on the spot, 26 tree press ups and 26 laps of the park. Izzy joined in my exercise , as you can see on my Facebook page video here.
My fundraising page is here. Thankyou to everyone who so kindly supported us!
The race may have been computer generated this year (it looked great) but my family still ran their annual charity sweepstake. The winner got a magnificent medal and an Easter Egg. This year, the winner was my Mum, whose horse Any Second Now came 3rd in the race. The stakes have been donated to the charity of the winner’s choice – the Great North Children’s Hospital PICU Fund. Here is my cousin George about to hand over the medal he won last year.
My ongoing project at the moment (March 2020 onwards) is Rainbow Bags of treats for people self isolating or without support, and Thank You bags for amazing key workers, who are doing so much hard work to keep us safe and supplied.
More details when I finished this project (hopefully soon).
On 22nd January, my Mum’s friend Gayle held a bake sale at her work to raise money for Cranio ribbons.This great charity supported my little friend Arryn (Gayle’s son) recently when he was having surgery for the condition craniosynostosis . I baked shortbread and double chocolate chip cookies for the bake sale. Gayle and her colleagues did brilliantly and raised £210 for the charity. I am planning to support this charity again in the future.
Thank you to everyone who joined us on 30th November to make Christmas cards. We had a fantastic selection of cards made by people age 1 – 70+ which were sent to UK care homes registered with the Facebook group Postcards of Kindness. Special thanks to the lovely people at Whitley Bay Big Local for hosting our event.
On Saturday 21st December, Hannah completed a 5km walk along Whitley Bay seafront to St Mary’s Lighthouse, raising funds for Post Pals www.postpals.co.uk. At the Lighthouse, Hannah scattered confetti in the sea in memory of our friends Sam, Mya and Leonie, and wished them and her Great Grandma a Happy Christmas.
Hannah raised £260.50! Thank you to everyone for supporting Hannah with this project.
On Friday 29th November, Hannah delivered her collection of advent calendars and treats to Crawford House (Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle) and Scott House (Freeman Hospital, Newcastle), home from home accommodation run by The Sick Children’s Trust for families with a child in hospital.
Thank you to the managers, Andrew and Linsey, for welcoming us.
Special thanks to Hannah’s Auntie Barbara and her Twitch community for fundraising for The Sick Children’s Trust and contributing so generously.
A HUGE THANKYOU to everyone who contributed to the collection which was as impressive as ever (the photo shows just a fraction of the total). Team HHH is very grateful for your amazing support
We hope that thanks to everyone’s kindness, a few families staying at the houses will feel a little more festive this December amid their worries, and know that people are thinking of them.
On 15th November, Hannah was honoured to be asked to attend the FACT Cancer Support awards, as a representative of her school year of 2017-2018, along with her friends Lily, Cameron and Jack. Her year and teachers Miss Cummings, Mrs Gardner and Mrs Jones were nominated by Julie, mum of Sam, Hannah’s lovely friend who she lost last year, in recognition of all the love and care shown to Sam at school. Sam’s sister Sophie’s one to one Miss Doyle was also nominated for the loving support she offered the family.
It was a very emotional night, sometimes upsetting, especially for the children, but Hannah was proud to stand on stage and acknowledge the profound effect her friendship with Sam has had on her life. After the awards, Hannah enjoyed a lovely meal (and two puddings) and a disco with her friends.
Hannah will be fundraising for FACT this Christmas.
On 23rd July, Hannah took part in a muddy assault course (Clarty Bairns) with local family support group SPARCS https://www.sparcsne.com/. She has been collecting sponsorship money to help the group, who arrange after school and holiday activities for children with autism and related conditions in North Tyneside.
It was very hot and the course was tricky but Hannah persevered and got all the way around in approximately an hour. There was plenty of mud and water, which Hannah enjoyed immensely. She wasn’t so keen on the steep slopes and the very high walls to climb.
Thank you to Louise and everyone at SPARCS for welcoming Hannah on this challenging but fun day!