Fundraising events

‘Waves’ Book Launch -17 September 2016

The launch of Jared A. Carnie’s debut new novel ‘Waves’.

Alex is stuck. Stuck in Essex. Stuck in his childhood home. Stuck in a job he hates. The relationship he’d been counting on all these years has finally fallen apart. He’s run out of things to hope for.

The book will be available on the night on a donation basis with all monies raised going to Sophia Fights Lyme.

Location: ETEN, York Street, Sheffield

Organiser: Jared A. Carnie

Cake & coffee afternoon – 17 September 2016

Enjoy a cuppa, a glass of fizz and a selection of scrumptious home baked goodies.

Location: Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham

Organisers: Sarah, Jeanette, the two Debbie’s & Sheila


Bake sale – 27 September 2016

Location: Greencore

Organiser: Maxine Brimble

Curry night – 29 September 2016

Location: B-Ten, Suffolk Road, Cheltenham GL50 2AQ

Cost: £20 per head to include main curry dish with rice, naan bread, poppadoms, side dishes.

Land’s End 100 Sportive – 2 October 2016

John Galpin, Daniel Padfield and Declan Walker cycled the Land’s End 100 in 8 hours and 10 minutes, starting and finishing at Marazion and covering Land’s End and The Lizard peninsula.

Contact: to sponsor John, Dan and Dex please email Karen

Fundraiser Auction – 20 October 2016 7pm

Auction Night with amazing lots including scuba diving, a flight above the Cotswolds, hair & beauty products, vouchers from Zigs Exercise, a Barista workshop, cut & blow dry, dance lessons, personal training session, guitar lessons etc. See full list of auction lots here.

Location: Lansdown Bar, Lansdown Road, Cheltenham GL50

Organiser: Alison Gore

Bake Sale at TSB – 28 October 2016

Home made cakes!

Location: TSB Gloucester

Organiser: Alex Galpin

Tea, cake and crafts afternoon – 30 October 2016

A cuppa, a selection of scrumptious home baked goodies and a selection of crafts including beautiful gifts and gift tags for birthdays and Christmas.

Location: Cheltenham

Organisers: Sandra & Emma Stuart

Final Demand

‘Final Demand’ Gig – 5 November 2016

Live music from Swansea’s finest live band – Final Demand – a 5 piece rock/pop band belting out classic and contemporary tunes – and there will be fireworks!

Location: The Wheatsheaf, Old Bath Road, Cheltenham GL52 9AJ

Tickets £5 – via Facebook events page or from Mark 07710 448316 –
or Sharon 07867 524699 –

Brew & BakeSupper at Brew & Bake – 11 November 2016

Location: Brew & Bake, Cheltenham

Organisers: Virginia Pawlyn, Mary Welsh, June Franks



danceathon12 Hour Danceathon – 25 November 2016

Location: Cheltenham

Organiser: Amy Farrer-Grover






craft fayreCoffee, Cake, Crafts, Catch Up – 4 December 2016

A catch up afternoon for a cuppa & a slice of cake, meet up with friends, buy a few crafts.

Location: Stockport

Organiser: Mandy Padfield via Facebook


New Year's EveNew Year’s Eve Party – 31 December 2016

Location: Prestbury Hall, Bouncers Lane, Prestbury, Cheltenham.

Come and celebrate the New Year whilst we raise money for Sophia’s trip to the USA for treatment. There will be live music from the fantasic One Day Remains and a disco. A raffle will also be run on the night with some great prizes. Fancy dress in the theme of Black Tie / Bond. £20 per ticket to include hot food. First come first served.

Organiser: Alex Galpin. Tickets via a Facebook event or by emailing



Sophia BoxAll profits from the sale of ‘The Sophia Box’ from are being donated to Sophia’s Lyme fund.

Read the background story behind The Sophia Box, kindly created by Faye of BearHugs. BearHugs offers a range of gift boxes designed to deliver all the warmth and comfort of hug when you can’t be there personally. BearHugs gift hampers, filled with treats, are packaged with care and reveal a ‘Consider this a BearHug’ label on opening. They can be sent directly to your loved one’s doorstep with a personalised photo notecard. The majority of items in BearHugs boxes are lovingly handmade in BearHugs HQ or sourced from talented British independent makers.



If you would like to donate a raffle prize or auction lot, please email Karen.

If you would like to make a donation, please visit Sophia’s gofundme page.