Entertainment was provided by ‘Jerry’s Entertainment’ and the charity events team joined Asda staff and customers for a fun afternoon of karaoke outside the store.
We would like to thank ASDA and all the staff at Broadstairs for the continued support. Shoppers made donations to sing and all had a lot of fun at the store. This was the 6th year we have held this with ASDA and is always great fun and we would also like to thank the ASDA customers for another successful year.
The support of our sing along and money raised means we can continue to support our children and make a difference to families going through a very difficult time.
The Alfie Gough Trust was delighted to attend a wonderful morning of toddler time with so many children and the lovely Fiona. Fun was had by all at Helter Skelter Broadstairs.
Raising a massive £215 Thank you to Fiona and her team for the continued support and all the families who came along and took part.
Runners from across the county took part in a brand new evening event for Kent to commemorate the life of Alfie Gough
The Alfie Gough Memorial run took part on 29th July at King George VI Park. The run held under UK athletics rules consisted of a 10K, 5K and a children’s race around the park. Over 230 runners took part in the 5 & 10K. The evening begun with a family warm up led by motiv8 Sports and then straight in to the fun run with 80 children who raced around the park all receiving a medal.
Many runners from various running clubs joined for the evening to take part in the grueling route which contains many hills , all enjoyed the challenge of this route with some impressive times being achieved.
The event was kindly sponsored by Thorley Taverns and Ramsgate Town Council with Goody Bags provided from ASDA Broadstairs and London Array. Many local businesses also joined to support the event.
The planning of this run led to the creation of a new running club for Thanet – ‘Alfie’s Striders’. The group have been meeting at 10am on Sunday’s at King George VI Park and 7PM Wednesday evenings from the Government Acre Ramsgate providing each week running coaching sessions free for anyone to join at all abilities. The group continues to grow each week and always welcomes new members please contact via Alfie’s Striders Facebook page.
Now in the 4th year as fully established registered charity in Kent The Alfie Gough Trust founded by parents Dean and Sarah Gough after loosing their son Alfie at 2 years old to Neuroblastoma. They have continued to raise money helping other families with children suffering from Cancer and other serious illnesses. The charity is now funding a complementary therapy program at Great Ormond Street Hospital. The trust will fund the Complementary Therapy Nurse Specialist over the next three years at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Complementary therapies are being used more and more in hospitals alongside clinical treatment. The aim is to alleviate the symptoms of certain illnesses, while also helping with anxiety, fear, stress, pain management and sleeping problems.
The Great Ormond Street complementary therapy program has been running since 2011 and relies solely on charitable funding.
Sarah Gough Said “we were delighted with the warm and friendly atmosphere in the evening and we hope to hold this each year in memory of our baby boy raising funds to help others”.
It is with great regret that we have to cancel this years Teddy Bear Picnic, due to adverse weather conditions. We do hope you can all still join us for a great time for all ages at our next event on 29th July, The Alfie Gough Memorial Run.
Alfie’s Trust and ASDA partnering again to raise money to purchase toys for the Oncology wards at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Shoppers were greeted at Asda Broadstairs by the cast of Beauty and the Beast Theatre Royal Margate, selling Raffle tickets with The Alfie Gough Trust.
The Fund Raiser now in its 5th year sold over 1200 tickets during the weekend of the 28th November. All proceeds raised were spent on Christmas presents for the Children who were spending Christmas day on the Oncology ward at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Shoppers flocked to purchase raffle tickets and the response was overwhelming as always showing that the Christmas spirit is really alive in Thanet.
After spending Christmas as a family on the ward in 2009 with Alfie we unfortunately learned first hand that this was to be our last Christmas together. We are well aware that many more families will be faced with this situation.
This inspired us to dedicate one of the charity objectives to ensure that every Christmas is extra special for those on the ward. With support from companies like ASDA it only requires our time to make this a successful annual event.
We will continue to do this every year as well as replenishing the toy room with good quality used toy which we collect on the run up to this event.
Thank you to all those people who took the time to come and speak with us and purchase tickets from us over the weekend and everyone who donated there used toys and helped us clean and deliver them. W£e could not of done this without you all.
Entertainment was provided by Jerrys Entertainment and the charity events team joined Asda staff and customers for a fun afternoon of karaoke outside the store.
Shoppers made donations to sing and all had a lot of fun at the store. This was the 5th year we have held this with ASDA and is always a lot of fun and we would like to thank the ASDA customers for another successful year.
The weather could not have turned out any better as it did in Ramsgate on Saturday 5th July 2014. Just in time for the 5th Teddy Bears Picnic Extraordinaire. This year’s event was a huge success with families flocking from across Thanet with Bears and Picnics to the King George VI Park.
The crowds had visits from Princess Elsa and Olaf the Snowman from Disney’s recent film Frozen. Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Peppa Pig, The Alfie Gough Trust Mascot bear Bo Bo and Even Darth Vader paid a visit from the darkside. Kent Kite Flyers provided a fantastic opportunity to Children to parachute teddy bears from the sky.
Other attractions included Horse Riding, a demonstration of life saving skills from St John’s Ambulance, and multiple football tournaments being held courtesy of Margate Football Club and their inflatable football pitch. Reptiles could be viewed for a donation and a display of a Snowy Owl , Harris Hawk and a little owl were all on display provided free of charge. Bouncy Castle, Sumo Suits donated by Atlantis Entertainment and even Balloon modelling along with Arts and crafts and face painting all made up a really fun packed day in the park.
The annual event held in memory of local boy Alfie Gough who sadly lost his life to Cancer aged 2 has continued to live on in his memory keeping a real community spirit of fun and happiness in one of our great parks. The organisers work hard with the support of local sponsors to keep everything at low cost and donations to encourage the picnic atmosphere and to thank the community for all the support that was given to Alfie during his battle with Neuroblastoma. The fantastic news for the charity is that this event has reached a new record raising approximately £7,000 to support other children undergoing treatment for Cancer.
MP Laura Sands visited along with Craig Mackinlay and tweeted “What a great event George VI park 4 Alfie Gough. Go & be truly entertained. Well done all u great volunteers.”
The Event Arena – Had performances of Peppa Pigs tea party, Ramsgate Rockets Majorettes, Thanet School of Dance, Happily Ever After Meet & Greet Princess, and Toddler Time with Sophie from Helter Skelter. Finishing off with story time to end the day before the draw of the grand raffle.
Event sponsors Clancy Docwra, London Array, Southern Water, Ramsgate Town Council, Thanet District Council, Keel and Morrison’s all contributed to the success of the event which has continued to grow year on year.
Dean and Sarah Gough who set up the registered charity in memory of their son Alfie commented – “We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all of those who attended. It is a pleasure to see returning families every year. It makes us really proud of our son Alfie, when we see so much happiness in the Park we are truly touched. This event could not be possible without the continued support of our sponsors and the fantastic team of volunteers to help us make this a fun and safe event for all those who visit.”
The event organisers would also like to Thank personally:
Clancy Docwra, London Array, Southern Water, Ramsgate Town Council, Thanet District Council, Keel and Morrison’s Local, Happily Ever After, Thanet School of Dance, Imperial presence, Helter Skelter, Ramsgate Rockets, KM charity Team Treasure Chest, Margate football club, Atlantis Entertainment, Nelson’s Riding School, Kent Kite Flyers, Falconry South East, Academy FM, Asda Broadstairs. St John’s Ambulance, Misschilies Photography, Katie Cupcakes and Jerry’s Entertainment for supporting the event.
Unclaimed raffle prizes :
Light blue ticket number 236 – tinker bell book
Light blue ticket number 488 – baby cat teddy
Light blue ticket number 360 – imaginext
Light blue ticket number 557 – super switch book
Light blue ticket number 742 – doctor doll
Light blue ticket number 239- hippo teddy
Light blue ticket number 161- digger land ticket for one person
Light blue ticket number 233 – odd pods halo
Light blue ticket number 539 – cars book
White 313 ticket number – jungle jims 2 passes
White ticket 426 – summer season ticket for lathe barn
White tickets number 377 – Lego set
Light blue ticket number 19 odd pods halo
White ticket number 243 – family swim
Light blue ticket number 480 – who’s who game
Pink ticket number 687- DVD parental guidance
Pink ticket number 69 – DVD wizards of Waverley place volume 2
Pink ticket number 649 – DVD wizards of Waverley place volume 3
Pink ticket number 284- book wizards of Waverley place all mixed up
Yellow ticket number 236- toy digger
Yellow ticket number 265- children’s puzzle
Yellow ticket 343 – cut and style worth £25 for Jo jo’s hairdressers
Yellow ticket 238 – Dora scooter