Official Events

Teddy Bears Picnic Extraordinaire

Raised: over £6000.00
The sun was shining for the 4th Teddy Bears Picnic Extraordinaire!!!

Families flocked to the King George VI Park to enjoy the entertainment and meet the characters ranging from Peppa Pig to Darth Vader and his Storm Trooper.

Even a moshi monster a Princess and Mickey and Minnie Mouse joined the Alfie Gough Trust mascot Bear Bo Bo at the Picnic.
The event this year was sponsored by Clancy Docwra, Ramsgate Town Council and Keel Toys without the support of our sponsors this event would not had been as successful as it was. so we would like to thank them for the amazing support they continue to provided to the charity.
Throughout the day we had lots of fun with parachuting teddy bears, horse riding, inflatable’s, a traditional Punch and Judy show and many fun stalls.
The event, is held annually in memory of Alfie Gough and is intentionally kept to a low cost to encourage the picnic atmosphere and to thank the community for all the support given to Alfie during his battle with Neuroblastoma.

The event organisers would also like to thank Thanet Council, Stage Door, Thanet School of Dance, Imperial presence, Helter Skelter, KM charity Team Treasure Chest, Caribbean Castles, Atlantis Entertainments, Nelson’s Riding School, Kent Kite Flyers, Thanet Costal Project, Academy FM, Asda Broadstairs, Katie Cupcakes and Jerrys Entertainment. We could not of raised this outstanding amount without all the support we received and a great day was had by all.

Fun Quiz Night

Raised: £356.00
The Alfie Gough joined with Academy Fm for their first joint Fun Quiz Night. The Event was held at St John Ambulance hall in Ramsgate.

A great time was had by all!
The Alfie Gough Trust would like to thank everyone who came and supported the event, and St John ambulance for the kind donation of their hall.

Baby Sensory Marathon at Helter Skelter

Raised: £275.00
The Alfie Gough Trust got together with Baby Sensory Thanet at Helter skelter Broadstairs and held an all day Easter marathon run of baby sensory sessions.

Helter Skelter Baby Sensory Day in aid of The Alfie gough TrustThis was a great day and fun was had by all. we would like to thank everyone who supported this event and came along with their babies and Sophia Theodorou for a brilliant day!

Making Christmas Magical at Great Ormond Street Hospital

For the third year the Alfie Gough Trust teamed up with ASDA’s in Ramsgate and Broadstairs to hold a raffle in store.
The kind shoppers of ASDA participated and £1,177 was raised from the raffle. We used some of the funds to support the Children’s Christmas party at the Rainbow ward Margate and the rest was spent on brand new toys for Christmas presents for the children on the oncology ward at great Ormond Street. This being the ward where Alfie spent Christmas of 2010.

We put a request out for used Toys on Academy FM thanks to Howard Evans and using the social media the charity facebook page. The response from the community this year was overwhelming and we received donations from over 30 families who donated some really good quality used Toys.

Dean and I set off to the Hospital on the 10th December with the kind volunteers of ASDA (Les and Coleen) with a fully loaded van. When we arrived at the Toy room we was amazed with the response the new Toys were hidden away to be wrapped for Christmas and the used Toys were then put straight in to the Toy room. It was really special for us as many of the Children came out from their rooms to come and see all the Toys being put together and unwrapped in the play room. It was a magical experience and one that really makes it all seem worth it. The oncology ward is very personal to us having spent so much time there with Alfie. We know first hand that despite the many donations that go to the hospital the Toy rooms have limited funding and rely upon donations. We work closely with the play specialist of the ward and understand what is required. This year we also used some additional donations to fund items for arts and crafts, and Estrella Events also donated small gifts wrapped for the wards tresure box. It is so important for the Children to have these items available as they spend many hours undergoing treatments and the families need the support to help pass the time they have to spend on the ward.

Supermarket Sing-Along 2012

Raised £438.18

The ASDA singalong took place on a glorious Saturday in August. 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 3rd year we have held this with ASDA and is always a lot of fun and we would like to thank the ASDA customers

Westwood Cross Recipe Book Launch Weekend

Raised: £273.51 – 3rd & 4th August, 2012

The Alfie Gough Trust team were at Westwood Cross in Broadstairs, Kent, launching
the new charity cookbook featuring Sir Ian Botham and making awareness of the charity.

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.

Bygone Years

Raised: £388.31
The Alfie Gough Trust attended the Bygone years event on Government Acre, Ramsgate.
We took along our coconut shy and hook a duck stall, having lots of fun with all the 1940′s theme!

Ramsgate Carnival

Raised: £254.15
Dean Gough - Olympic Torch BearerThe Alfie Gough Trust was invited to attend Ramsgate Carnival this summer, we took along our Olympic torch and received donations in exchange for photos with our very own torchbearer.

We had great fun and was lovely to give people the opportunity to hold the Torch.

Teddy Bears Picnic Extraordinaire

Raised: £970.00

Despite heavy rainfall, lots of family’s still turned out again for the 3rd Annual Teddy Bears Picnic.The amount of rain was exceptional for this time of year but the event went ahead and those who braved the rain were entertained by the events and stalls.
A traditional Punch and Judy show took place 3 times during the day , and an educational animal display by zoo lab with exotic spiders, lizards, snakes and snails. ‘Activitots’ were on hand for the smaller children,with a soft play area and the music played on with a dance act from ‘Thanet School of Dance’. The Royal Engineers of Chatham laid on a small army assault course and the arts and crafts tent was attracting many visitors for kite making and other craft activities.It was a shame that the British weather really let us down and the number in attendance was a lot less than previous years, but we know the event is a popular one with a good following so we are excited for next year and expect better weather so we can bring back the Parachuting Teddy Bears and make sure Peppa Pig and friends put in an appearance. Those who attended commented on the fun they had and were all really glad they made it out for the day.Once again the event could not of gone ahead without the kind support of key organisations like Clancy Docwra, London Array and the Ramsgate town council. This is one key event for family’s and a good opportunity for the community to come together and make use of one of our fantastic parks in the Ramsgate area.

British London 10K Run

British London 10k Run - Alfie Gough Trust34 runners turned out in support of the Alfie Gough Trust for the great British London 10k All runners completed the run in good times.
During the run the rain came down which was quite refreshing for the runners although the many spectators got soaked!

This year’s event was sponsored by Nike and with it being the year of the Olympics, over 25000 runners joined the run. The event was a huge success and we estimate around £5000 was raised for the charity on this day.

The Alfie gough trust would like to thank all those who participated and we look forward to next years run.