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Alfie Gough Memorial Day 2017

Saturday 29th July 2017, from 10am, King George VI Park Ramsgate

A very popular annual event with many visitors, family’s enjoying a great day at the park with Pepper Pig and Bo Bo the Alfies Trust Mascot bear!
A fun event with entertainment for all the family; traditional fun fair type stalls (all kept at a low cost) from Elephant Hoopla, Lucky Dip and Coconut Shy. This event has a good annual following ais well-established.
The Alfie Gough Memorial Run (5k, 10k & Children’s Fun Run) is an event for Kent to commemorate the life of Alfie Gough and help raise funds for The Alfie Gough Trust.
Held under UK Athletics rules; consisting of a 5K, 10K and a children’s race. Many runners from various running clubs across the UK enter. We had over 220 runners last year and we would expect to attract them back again in 2017. The route is challenging as a result of the local hills and takes a refreshing route across our cliff tops.

 

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Children’s fun run can be signed up for on the day or you can complete registration form by clicking here and return this to our race director along with payment.

For further enquiries or more information please contact us at: info@alfiesstriders.com or call: 07714733703


The AGT Team is Growing!!!

The Alfie Gough Trust is delighted to announce that we have two new members joining our team!
Zoe Ives and Mark Devine will be taking the role of Events Coordinator for The Alfie Gough Trust and Alfie’s Striders.

You can meet the members of the Alfie Gough Trust team by clicking here.

Zoe and Mark have been with the charity since the beginning and have helped at many events starting from the days of the Hotel De Ville’s very first fun run for Alfie. Their support for both the charity and the run club is truly amazing and we are very much looking forward to them both stepping up into their new roles; which we are sure they will do a fantastic job in.
Please join us in congratulating them on this new and exciting post.


GOSH Complimentary Therapy – Update Report

To view a .pdf of the most recent update report from GOSH, please click here.
Alfie Gough Trust Complimentary Therapy Update Report


Memorial Run 2016 – Results

Congratulations to all who took part!

5k Results: CLICK HERE (PDF)

10k Results: CLICK HERE (PDF)


Complementary Therapy

Now in our 5th year as an established registered charity in Kent, we are continuing to support and fund Jenni Hallman, Complementary Therapy Nurse Specialist (previously Alfie’s Nurse) at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Please click here to open the report (.pdf) of what our charity has enabled her to achieve for patients in the past year.
Alfie Gough Trust Complimentary Therapy
Spending time in hospital can be a frightening experience. Meeting a stream of different health professionals, coping with high-tech machinery and undergoing treatment is often daunting, let alone getting to grips with the illness itself.
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. Current Service
Children with cancer on our Lion, Elephant and Safari Day Care Wards now regularly use and have benefited from the introduction of this service which focusses on specialised massage therapies. Providing complementary therapies allows for dedicated time to alleviate some of the stresses that families face when they receive their child’s cancer diagnosis. It provides families with a chance to ask about the condition, side effects or to talk of their concerns about going home or their feelings about their diagnosis. Having a nurse-led rather than therapist-led role in the hospital means that the CTNS is able to deal with these concerns and support the unique needs of the each child and their family.

Alleviating symptoms of pain from some of the relentless Chemotherapy regimens is a key . As a family it is a horrific enough with the condition but then to have the treatments also causing further symptoms you feel helpless on what you can do as a parent. For Alfie we focused a lot on his diet and good nutrition to avoid a lot of the sickness and other symptoms. This therapy is another fantastic support focused for Children to try and improve the symptoms from the intense treatments. Whilst many charities focus on the fantastic investments for a future cure our objective is to help reduce some of the severe side-effects of the Chemotherapy and ultimately keep children stronger throughout their treatment, giving them the strength needed to help fight disease. Not only improving quality of life, but also contributing to saving lives.


Supermarket Sing-Along 2015

Raised: £482.68

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.
Alfie Gough Trust Supermarket Singalong
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.


Alfie Gough Trust takes over Helter Skelter

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.


Alfie Gough Memorial Run 2015

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”.

Alfie Gough Trust Memorial Run 2015


Strictly Come Rotary 2015

Raised £2100

Alfie Gough Trust

We would like to thank the Rotary Club of Westgate & Birchington for another successful year of strictly Come Rotary, this is a wonderful event and we love being part of this year after year.

Thank you for your continued support


Teddy Bears Picnic 2015

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.