The very latest news from Elliot's Footprint
It's EJ's Birthday today.
Today would have been Elliot's 7th Birthday. Andrea has written a poem about her special boy.
Andrea Completes Harewood Half Marathon!
Andrea has just completed another run on behalf of Elliot's Footprint. Despite the mud and the rain she completed it in 2:48, not bad considering the weather!
Andrea is doing 5 different half and full marathons this year to help raise money for Elliot's Footprint. The money she is raising will be part of our brand new campaign and we will be updating you soon about the details and how you can get involved.
We are so proud of her achievement today! You can support Andrea's run by clicking on the button below:
Go Andrea and Steve!
Our founder Andrea recently went on a bit of run with Steve Leyland (an amazing friend of Elliot's footprint.) They both completed the Yorkshire Marathon to raise money for us here and we are so very proud of both of them and they have raised over £1200 for the charity!
Andrea's sponsored walk across Hadrians Wall with Elliots Godmum Tricia also raised over £1500 for the work that we do. We are so very proud.
Roxie's All-Star Success
The 2nd Annual Roxie's All Stars 9's Tourney was a huge success! We want to sincerely thank Claire, Damian, our volunteers, and Bradford Dudley Hill RLFC for helping us make today such an amazing event.
We also want to thank everyone who came out today. Because of your generous donations we were able to raise over £2000!
What have we been working on?
It's been a busy few months for us here at Elliot's Footprint. Here is just some of the work we have been doing.
- Funding e-learning bereavement training package for schools that attend our schools training events that are run in partnership with Leeds City Council Healthy Schools and Child Bereavement UK. So far we have been involved in training teaching and support staff from over 75 schools in Leeds. Next Schools Training event is coming up 30th November.
- Working with the LGI hospital Trust we have helped to rewrite and design a new support leaflet that parents will receive after the death of their child.
- We have helped to fund a bereavement room at the LGI that is a space for families who suffer the devastation of losing a child. A huge thank you to Neil Nicklin and his employers CTS Shopfitting LTD. He was fantastic in his support, sourcing material and making the room a soft comforting space. They donated over £1000 of labour and materials to make it happen.