Impossible Possible Week raisies £13,500

Impossible Possible Week raisies £13,500

Posted by Vicky Brady on 21 August 2023

A big thank you to everyone that took part in our Impossible Possible week in June, raising a fantastic £13,500!

We had a number of supporters take on their own challenge, each one has their unique amazing story to tell:

Shirley Parnell raised over £2,400 waltzing at her friend's wedding. Shirley was diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma in October 2022 after noticing a pain and swelling in her right ankle. As a result of the condition, she had to have the lower part of her leg amputated and learn to walk again, but she was determined to dance at a friend’s wedding with her husband to show that anything is possible. Shirley is such an inspiration to us and we are really grateful for her dedicated support.

Becky Farrell, who after being diagnosed with a rare bone tumour as a teenager and then again with a second tumour only last year, also showed us anything was possible when she completed the Bath Two Tunnels Half Marathon raising over a fantastic £2,537. Becky’s determination and resilience is incredible. She is an amazing role model and we really appreciate her contribution.

Paris Lycett and Kristina Nuritdinova took on a sponsored skydive, raising over £1,000! The friends chose to take on the challenge to say thank you for the 'amazing' treatment Paris' daughter, Alexia received after being diagnosed with Hip Dysplasia as a baby and having multiple surgeries at the RNOH.

We also had a number of supporters who were unable to take on their own challenge, so instead showed their support by donating to two amazing little girls - Posie-Aurora Sadler-Smith, who despite having two amputations, pledged to walk independently every day for the whole week. And Daisy Oliver, who whilst waiting for her prosthetic leg to be fitted rode her bike as part of the challenge. Posie-Aurora and Daisy are such inspirations and we are in awe of their determination.

The week also saw us launch our online prize draw with prizes including tickets to Frozen the Musical and a signed Arsenal shirt. We also held collections in the hospital car park that raised over £1,500.