We began Maddison’s Movement primarily to open up the conversation around baby loss. We also thought that by doing this, it would help us raise about £2,000 to help open up a local baby bereavement suite for couples and families alike. What we never expected was for you all to get on board in such MASSIVE ways that we knocked that goal out of the park in just a matter of days! So without further ado.. here’s how you guys have already, and continue to support us in so many ways…
Vicki’s Tropic Squares
Lovely Vicki, she’s an all round good egg and a top notch radiotherapy scheduler in our department as well as an ambassador for Tropic skincare. Instantly, she got in touch to organise a ‘Pamper party’ during a pay day lunchtime to encourage as many staff members to purchase one of her Tropics products as possible, with 20% of each order placed going directly to Maddison’s Movement. She massaged hands, even convincing the lads to take her up on an offer. Not only that, but Vicki also donated a gift voucher to our event at the rooftop gardens and held her frequent ‘Tropic Squares’ game purely to raise extra funds as individuals purchase a £2 square, in the hope of winning a main or second prize. Thank you Vicki!!!!
VICKI’S TOTAL RAISED TO DATE
Beryl’s Day – Cricket Tournament
Where there is darkness, comes light. Friend George Gagen who sadly lost his mum 5 years ago from Lung Cancer has also used his own experience of loss to help others, as he knew his mother would so wish. He organises ‘Beryl’s Day’, once a year to honour her and this year the proceeds of the day’s cricket match event held on Sunday 1st September at Mattishall Social Club so kindly went towards Maddison’s Movement. As you can imagine, we feel incredibly privileged that the family of Beryl felt our cause was worthy and taking into consideration their mothers love for her job at the N&N, would also have been supportive of their decision. The day was a huge success and beautiful weather all round. Our deepest thanks to the Gagen family.
BERYL’S DAY TOTAL RAISED
On 1st September 2019, Liza Roberts completed a skydive from 14,000ft to tick off her bucket list and felt determined to used the cause to raise money in aid of Maddison. For this, we couldn’t be more grateful. Liza had wanted to jump out of a plane for many many years and never had the chance, until now. Although I would say that she braved her fears, I think she was full of far too much excitement to worry about any fearful aspect of this freefall! She aced it and stood proud with a well-deserved glass of prosecco waiting for her upon her descent as family and friends were there to support. Now you’ve done one Liza…….
LIZA’S TOTAL RAISED
ENT Department Walk
Sadly, there are no images to show the fun that was had during the 15 mile walk that the ENT department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital carried out as soon as they heard of our story. However, we have no doubt this would have been a tough stretch of mileage to cover! No doubt with more than a few muddy boots and pot holes along the beautiful norfolk country road sides. Thank you!
ENT’S TOTAL RAISED
Brian & Bekka’s Wedding
Efforts such as this are nothing short of amazing. We couldn’t make my cousin Brian’s wedding at the end of Summer last year as it all still felt too raw to truly enter ‘normality’ and making the trip up to the very north of Scotland seemed quite a task for us both at that stage. Of course they were more than understanding and showed their love and thoughts in a way that really touched our hearts. Instead of providing their wedding guests with favours to take home as a momento of their day, they made a contribution to Maddison’s movement and shared a little symbol of awareness with every guest that attended. Thank you guys & Huge congratulations once again.
BRIAN AND BEKKA’S TOTAL RAISED
Kimberley’s Half Marathon
One of the most special gestures so far. My selfless and overly thoughtful sister signed herself up to her first ever half marathon last year and faced a gruelling couple of months that followed putting herself through the paces of training up to 13 miles. We are so proud and grateful to celebrate that SHE DID IT, SHE BRAVED STORM DENNIS AND DID IT! Running the full course after a little cry at mile 10, she found the energy and strength from above to keep her pushing forward. She achieved it in 2 hours 31 minutes and I have to admit I shed a little tear myself when we got the news. So unbelievably proud of you sis, thank you. An amazing amount of money raised.
KIMBERLEY’S TOTAL RAISED
Thank you to everyone for the amazing efforts made in 2019. As we enter 2020, you can read our next fundraising aim here and if you wish to get involved in supporting Maddison’s Movement, please contact me here. Thanks, Ashleigh & Jason.