Charity Challenge 2017-2018
In Memory of Jean Parker, who lost her battle with Cancer in October 2016
THE FUNDRAISING STORY SO FAR.............
In July 2016 Jean and Dave Parker organised a Clay Pigeon Shoot in Devon to assist close family friend Emma Schooling in raising funds for CoppaFeel and her 58km Icelandic Trek. In all the fundraising reached £3600.
Sadly in October 2016 Jean lost her battle with cancer so in Memory of Jean, grand daughter Gracie and mum Emma are undertaking a 200km challenge across the ice covered lands of Sweden, being transported by a team of sled pulling Husky Dogs. In February 2018 Gracie and Emma will be responsible for their own team of Husky's, camping in minus temperatures and most importantly raising Money for Coppafeel and Rowcroft Hospice : both charities close to Jeans heart.
CHARITY RAFFLE 2017
This took place on April 28th 2017 at Teignmouth Golf Club
Please click this link for a list of Prize Winners
Thankyou to everyone who attended the evening and bought a ticket.
We raised just under £5000 which has been split between Rowcroft and CoppaFeel.
Scroll Down to Read about the Charities
It takes time, compassion, patience, medical expertise and money to help
patients and families make the most of every day, but every year we help over
2,200 people living with life-limiting illnesses in South Devon to do just
By providing comfort, support and specialist services in our patients’
homes, in the community and
at our Inpatient
Unit in Torquay, we enable families to share precious and
joyful moments when they are needed most – whether it’s a beautiful wedding,
remarkable reunion, simple thank you or gentle cuddle.
At our premises in Torquay, our team of doctors, nurses, social workers
and a range of other health and social care professionals provide specialist
care in our Inpatient
We also care for out-patients and
their loved ones, offering therapies, bereavement
support and medical
consultation in an environment that helps patients and families
make the most of precious time together.
From Dartmouth to Dawlish, we care for ¾ of our patients in their own
homes with a team of community
nurses, social workers, occupational
therapists and bereavement
counsellors delivering a holistic approach tailored to
Last year it cost £8.3 million to provide our services. As an
independent charity, more than 70% of our funding comes from the incredible
generosity of local people, without whom we would not be able to fund our work.
We’re determined to make sure every penny raised from your donations continues
to help patients and their loved ones make the most of every moment they have
Together, we can make every day the best day possible
Rowcroft Hospice, Avenue Road, Torquay, TQ2 5LS
Reception: 01803 210800. Fundraising:
01803 217628 email@example.com
What we do
We’re on a mission to
stamp out late detection of breast cancer. We ensure that you know the signs
and symptoms of breast cancer, know what your boobs look and feel like
normally, check your boobs regularly throughout your lifetime and have the
confidence to see a doctor if you notice anything that doesn’t feel right for you.
Kris’ Story (Founder of CoppaFeel)
curveballs go, this was right up there with the best of ’em. Discovering a
lumpy boob in June 2008, Kris did the done thing and took it straight to her
GP, being sent away on the basis that, at her young age, it was bound to be
hormonal. Six months and a lovely stint of travelling later, the ‘hormones’
still remained – so, when Kris’s no–bullshit mum marched her right back to the
GP, she demanded a referral. But of course there’d be nothing to worry about,
because breast cancer is an older woman’s disease, right? Wrong.Eight months
on, following a frustrating fight to discover just what the hell was happening
beneath her bumpy bust, Kris discovered not only that she had breast cancer,
but that it had spread to her spine. Kris was – is – at stage four, the most
advanced type of cancer. There is no stage five.
Straight away, Kris was
thrown into a routine of radiotherapy, five months of chemotherapy, and yet
more radiotherapy. So long, carefree fun. So long, travelling. So long, boobs.
So long, hair. So long, normal twentysomething life.
But as Kris became
stable, the curveball remained. How couldn’t it – I mean, come on! She was 23!
How the bejeezers could this have happened? Never one to rest on her laurels
(read: keep quiet for long), Kris turned her shock and anger into pure
kick–ass, immediately making it her full–time mission to encourage her friends,
her generation, and YOUNG PEOPLE everywhere to keep hold of their wonderful,
carefree lives by getting to know their boobs – and appreciating the fact that,
shitty a reality as it may be, breast cancer can affect YOUNG PEOPLE, at any
age. A message overlooked by breast cancer organisations.
And so CoppaFeel! was
born, the first charity of its kind. And by ’eck, did it land on Planet Earth
with a bang. Having been started by Kris and her twin sister Maren just one
month after Kris’s diagnosis, within mere weeks Kris was appearing on TV and in
national press, raising heaps of cash for CoppaFeel!, and sharing her story in
the hope of keeping other lasses and LADS from the same fate. And if you
thought that breast cancer at 23 was surreal enough, try adding the Pride of
Britain award and a Downing Street reception into the mix. From being a normal
(okay, normal–ish) 23 year old, Kris’s life had suddenly become anything but.
And yes, it’s been incredible. But it’s not the life she would have chosen.
After a secondary breast
cancer diagnosis, Kris is not cancer free – and perhaps never will be. But
she’s keeping as well as she can, being treated at the hospital each month with
bone juice to keep her strong. And whenever she’s not in the presence of
doctors, she’s pouring her heart, soul and a shitload of kick–ass into making a
success of CoppaFeel!, not only refusing to let cancer wreck her party, but
refusing to let it ruin yours too.
After all, we girls and
boys are lucky enough to have been blessed with lovely hooters. So coppafeel,
why don’t you – and let’s keep them that way.
The Boob HQ Address is:
1st Floor, 1-4 Pope Street, London SE1 3PR.
All events and fundraising related enquiries – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to Jo and her team for the Doggy Bag goodies.
You can donate a £1 at the Healthy Pet Shop for one of the leftover bags, with proceeds going to Rowcroft and CoppaFeel.
The Healthy Pet Shop is at 4 Somerset Place, Teignmouth TQ14 8EP
On Line- HERE
via our Just Giving Pages
Thanks to everyone who took part in the Dog Walk
We are still collecting Sponsorship money in, but have hopefully raised over £500 split between the two charities.
We will confirm this amount towards the end of October when all monies should be collected.
If you have sponsor money to hand in, you can either drop it in at the Healthy Pet Shop, Teignmouth
Donate online using the links to the left (if possible please split between the two charities)
Or send a cheque (or two if you can split between Rowcroft & CoppaFeel) to Emma Schooling, Schooling Builders, Unit 4 Helmore Busines Units, Exeter Street, Teignmouth. TQ14 8JW
Some of our waggy tailed friends who took part, and helped raise money for CoppaFeel & Rowcroft.