Hello March

Hello March


center parcsFebruary has flown by and March is finally here. The Center Parcs Activity Weekend Break, funded by Children in Need, is now only two weeks away! It has been nearly 10 months since the FOP Friends Conference and Family Gathering so this weekend away provides an excellent opportunity for families, with children affected by FOP, to catch up with one another. With a variety of activities taking place including swimming, pottery, and an evening group meal, it should be a fantastic weekend for all the children. 

sweet stall

This February, we had a fantastic little fundraiser. William, aged 9, successfully raised just under £400 for FOP Friends. Along with some classmates, William set up a sweet stall at Ramsbottom Farmers' Market. He organised everything himself; speaking to local businesses, deciding what to sell, and advertising his event. It was a sweet success! This builds on William's previous fundraiser efforts where he ran the Bury Family Fun Run. It was for ages 9-14 and for the first time ever, William ran a race on his own. The race was 1.4km long through the centre of Bury. He managed to come a very impressive 4th place, raising £275 in the process. 

superhero run


We still have places left for the Great North Run and would love for you to run for us regardless of your ability. Last year, Suz Grant ran the Great North Run for us and she is doing it all over again this year! Will you join her? 


If you don't fancy doing a half marathon just yet, why not sign up to Skyline's Superhero Fun Run and run for FOP Friends? Choose to do either the 5km or 10km run, get a free costume, and bring the whole family along for a day that's set to be super! 


Finally, there is just over seven weeks until International FOP Awareness Day! Don't forget to get everyone you know involved with our #FunFeet4FOP social media campaign - the more photos, the more awareness raised. Last year, we got an amazing response. This year, let's try and top it and do even better!


Hannah Dempsey

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