Take That Tickets!!!

2nd July 2011

Hi all – we have 2 more Take That tickets to sell to raise money for our bike ride.1st July 2011 – More take that tickets!!!!! – this is from Fiona, one of the Blondes on bikes

TEXT ONLY your bid to Caroline Chalkley on 07788 598718 Opening/Reserve bid is £500 for both or £250 each

Bidding Closing 5pm Sunday 3rd July

2 x VIP – TAKE THAT TICKETS

WEMBLEY 6TH JULY

‘ROYAL ENCLOSURE’

BLOCK 252 ROW 1

All proceeds to go to www.theblandfords.com/christianblandford Fund

Good luck

x fi

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Blondes On Bikes

Blondes on Bikes

Caroline Watt

Rachael Morgan

Fiona Spencer

Caroline Chalkley

378 Kilometres, 3 days, 4 blondes!

Blondes on Bikes – for one weekend only!

16th – 19th June 2011

Who would have thought any good could ever come from a mid-life crisis?? Turning 40 years can make people do the strangest of things – we have a bought a lot of lycra and decided to cycle from London to Paris – for one weekend only “Blondes on Bikes” go on tour!

The “Blondes on Bikes” team is a small collection of 40ish year old mums with a total of 10 children between us.  We all live Wandsworth, so our local hospital is St Georges.  It is no surprise that St Georges provides a full range of General Paediatric Medicine inpatient and outpatient services.  There are five children’s wards including eight Paediatric Intensive Care Unit beds for critically ill children.  The BoB team feels lucky that it has not had to use any of these services, but being in the heart of “nappy valley” there are plenty of families that have and the wonderful resources available are stretched to their limit.

Here is the fundraising page

The Take That tickets raised an amazing £1300. Even better, Mark Owen and his lovely wife, Emma, donated a second set of tickets for the people who came second in the auction and offered £1350 for another set. This brings the total raised by the blondes on bikes to over an incredible £7000. Thank you so much!

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Blondes On Bikes

Four mum’s from Clapham are taking part in an amazing cycle ride to Paris. These are their words not mine…

Who would have thought any good could ever come from a mid-life crisis?? Turning 40 years can make people do the strangest of things – we have bought a lot of lycra and decided to cycle from London to Paris – for one weekend only “Blondes on Bikes” go on tour! 

The “Blondes on Bikes” team is a small collection of 40ish year old mums with a total of 10 children between us.  We all live Wandsworth, so our local hospital is St Georges.  It is no surprise that St Georges provides a full range of General Paediatric Medicine inpatient and outpatient services.  There are five children’s wards including eight Paediatric Intensive Care Unit beds for critically ill children.  The BoB team feels lucky that it has not had to use any of these services, but being in the heart of “nappy valley” there are plenty of families that have and the wonderful resources available are stretched to their limit. 

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New Laptops for St George’s hospital

We are in the process of ordering 8 shiny new laptops for the Pinkney ward at St George’s. They will be available for use by children and their parents. This will allow the kids to play games online, watch DVDs, use social networking sites and do homework. They will also be equipped with Microsoft Office so parents can catch up on work while they are on the ward.

We would like to thank the lovely people at Seareach UK, for offering to provide security labels for free. We contacted them for a quote and they offered us 100 labels free of charge. Thank you very much guys!

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Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Show

Christian was in Mauritius last week and took part in a fashion show to launch Jean Paul Gaultier’s latest collection! Lots of other children who stayed at The Residence also took part. I have put the photos here and also on photobox here where you can order prints (password christianblandfordfund).

Please share this site on facebook and other social networking sites.

Christian Blandford modelling the latest Jean Paul Gaultier Collection

Donations from parents welcome! 😉

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February 2011

21st February 2011

Christian has been very keen to have some input into the site and has written the following…

Thank you for coming to my website. The Christian blandford fund needs LOTS of money to make the children with cancer more happier. We need even more money for the St Georges hospital. If you like making children feel better then you definitely need to raise some money!

Well there you go! 😉

February 2011

The New Logo!!!

You have probably noticed that we now have a fantastic new logo. It was designed by Simon Brown of Shiny Brown Design. Simon gave up his time and expertise and refused payment for his services for which we are very grateful!

The other exciting item of news for the fund is that we are now a registered charity with the registered charity number 1139614. You can see it’s listing on the Charity Commission website.

January 2011

Christian’s Nanny, June Arthur, performed a demonstration of preparing Spanish tapas to the ladies of the NWR in Wimborne, the ladies generously donated £67 to the Christian Blandford Fund.

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Father Christmas Visit to St George’s

Peter put on a Father Christmas outfit and went to St George’s to hand out presents with his two little helpers Henry and Christian.

Santa and his little helpers
There are more photos here. Some parents wanted copies of the photos, they can be ordered directly from photobox. If you have not used them before send me an e-mail at peter@theblandfords.com and I’ll send you an offer code for 50 free prints. A big thank you to Hugh Miller, the very talented photographer who took the photos for us and donated his time and expertise.

It was a lot of fun, made easy by the very organised play specialists at St George’s. Thank you also to Darren, Corrine, Emily and Amy for collecting wrapping and delivering the presents to the Hospital, they truly did all the hard work!

The presents were all paid for from The Christian Blandford Fund and we are very grateful to the enormous support that we receive from the friends that support us.

It was great to see Maz, one of the very skillful nurses at St George’s using the portable ultra sound machine that we supplied. At over £20,000 it is not in the NHS budget but makes inserting needles into children’s veins a much less traumatic and painful experience. Something we felt strongly was worth our investment!

So we can continue this kind of work, please consider us if you are raising money for a charity event or are about to make a festive charity donation. Thank and Merry christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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Visit To St George’s

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.

Darren, Amy and Rachel

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Stagecoach Photos

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

Thank you!

Peter and Claudia Blandford

June 2011 – Bugsy Malone

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Bugsy

July 2010 click here for photobox Album

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Christian on Stage

November 2010 demo click here for photos

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Christian and Phoebe

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Newspapers and Television Fame!

25th November

I’m sure you all agree that The Sevenoaks Chronicle is the hub of global news and events.

21st November

First newspapers, now television! Anybody local keep an eye on the Sevenoaks Chronicle next week too.

17th November

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.

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