Official Events

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


Memorial Run 2016 – Results

Congratulations to all who took part!

5k Results: CLICK HERE (PDF)

10k Results: CLICK HERE (PDF)


Alfie Gough Memorial Day 2016

CLICK HERE FOR 2016 RUNNERS TIMES

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 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


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.


Supermarket Sing-Along 2014

Raised: £316.67
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.


Strictly Come Rotary, Margate Winter Gardens

12th April, 2014


Christmas Raffle Asda 2013‏

Alfie’s Trust and ASDA partnering again for the 4th year to raise money to purchase toys for the Oncology wards at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Over 4 days, fund-raisers of the Alfie Gough Trust and support from the Cinderella cast sold an impressive 1300 tickets to shoppers at ASDA’s Broadstairs. All proceeds raised were spent on Christmas presents for the Children who were spending Christmas day on the Elephant and Lion ward.

4 years ago Sarah Gough, Alfie’s Mum approached ASDA for a donation towards the purchase of Toys and working with ASDA’s Community involvement local lead Kay Smith of ASDA they came up with the idea that ASDA will donate a Television to be raffled in the store.
This year Ryan Day who is now the lead at Asda Broadstairs came up with the idea of donating an Ipad. Shoppers flocked to purchase raffle tickets and the response was overwhelming as always showing that the Christmas spirit is really alive in Broadstairs.

Dean Gough, Alfie’s Father said “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 and Thank you to all those people who took the time to come and speak with us and purchase tickets from us over the weekend.”


Westwood Cross Awareness Weekend

Raised: £561.93
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The Alfie Gough Trust team were at Westwood Cross in Broadstairs, Kent. This year we had some friends join us, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Peppa Pig just to name a few. We had great fun and raised a wonderful amount of money!

The Charity attends Westwood cross one weekend a year and receives such a great welcome from staff and shoppers. We use our two days at Westwood cross to make awareness of children suffering from cancer and how nutrition is a very important part in keeping the children strong throughout chemotherapy.
Moneys raised will go towards supporting our children in nutrition.
The Alfie Gough Trust would like to Thank All of Westwood cross staff and shoppers for all their continued support.