Darren Bowler and Amy Hancox are trustees of the Christian Blandford fund and joined me on a visit to St George’s to discuss future projects and look at some of the recent purchases and projects we have been involved with. Here are some of the pictures.
Christian loves going to Stagecoach in Hildenborough
I have taken some photos of their shows and thought that some of the other parents might be interested in prints so have put them on photobox.
If you have never used photobox contact me and I will get you an offer code for 50 free prints.
There is no obligation, but if you order prints and wish to make a donation to the Christian Blandford fund, we would be very grateful
Peter and Claudia Blandford
password – theblandfords
I’m sure you all agree that The Sevenoaks Chronicle is the hub of global news and events.
First newspapers, now television! Anybody local keep an eye on the Sevenoaks Chronicle next week too.
I’m sure you all read the Daily Express and have therefore already seen this, but for those that haven’t they ran a story on the Stagecoach awards and Christian’s prize.
The newspaper had a lovely photo of Christian in it too. Here is the PDF of it.
Christian enjoys going to stagecoach where he practices dancing, singing and acting. When they found out about his illness, Wendy and Keith who run the Tonbridge school asked if they could put him forward for a national Stagecoach Award. If you are interested here is the letter that Keith wrote.
Christian, Claudia, Peter and Christian’s nanny (Pete’s mum, June) went to the Houses of Parliament where Christian was named the winner of the Bravery prize. Needless to say we were over the moon!
Click here for more photos of the event.
Christian’s mum, Claudia has decided to run 10km to raise money for the Christian Blandford Fund, she writes…
Hi, thanks for visiting my page. For those of you who know me, I am not a runner. I may attempt to jog a little bit but I am rubbish – I don’t “do” speed, I constantly need to pee, and I always sprain my ankle. Not the right ingredients really to attempt a 10k! However, I am raising money for The Christian Blandford Fund. Christian is my son and he has been through cancer twice. As a family we have spent a huge amount of time in hospitals where we could see that they were crying out for basic things such as sofa beds for parents, curtains, high chairs, toys, electronic games etc. We managed to raise enough money to buy these things, and much more, but we need to continue to raise funds – sofa beds break, curtains rip, toys don’t last forever. Please help me to be able to continue to help the lives of sick children and their families in hospitals.
Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity’s behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.
Christian, Henry and I decided to have some fun promoting the Christian Blandford Fund
The New Beacon School raised £437.61 by nominating the Christian Blandford Site as a recipient of the collection at the recent chapel service.
Peter Radford has entered the grueling Etape du Tour bike ride and will raise money for two charities, Chase Hospice Care and The Christian Blandford Fund.
Pete is trying to raise £8,604 which is somehow relevant to the event. If you sponsor him you can guess what the link is and win a mystery prize!
He writes, “It is 112 miles and 3 mountain climbs in the Pyrennes. Given that I weigh twice as much as a pro-rider and prefer a G&T to protein shakes, this is a major challenge for me. Last year over 20% of the riders taking part did not finish – this must not be confused with a bike ride you can just turn up and get through on the day. We will be riding for around 10 hours on the day in 30 degrees heat. I am doing this ride with my mate Rob Lucas and we have been training since January, lost some weight and put a lot of miles on the bike. We are funding the ride ourselves with all the money from this site going straight to two charities.”
Peter’s sponsorship page is here
Christian’s latest check up went well again, he will now be having 6 monthly check ups.
Christian has always loved dancing, even when he was unwell and tiny he was a funky mover…
Here he is a few years later and much healthier