Hello again, I hope you are all enjoying a lovely (albeit pretty soggy!) summer. We just wanted to share an update on our work with all of our TEDF supporters.
We are absolutely thrilled that we now have 17 incredible heroes, with a further 3 offers already made, and we are hoping to have sponsored at least 25 heroes by the end of the summer. It is wonderful to see the team we are supporting grow and to receive such incredible and moving applications.
In June, we welcomed Kelly Terranova to the team to lead our marketing and social media. Kelly comes with huge experience in building and shaping brands and has run her own businesses in the past. We are delighted to say that the results already speak for themselves with traffic to our website leaping an incredible 20 fold in the first few weeks. This enables us to continue to amplify the purpose of TEDF, raise more funding and sponsor more Heroes. If you do not already follow us on Instagram, then please do as we are posting regular news about our progress, fundraising events and run features on our brilliant heroes.
We have a couple of great opportunities coming up for you to get involved, have fun, get fit and even win some money!
The Evie Dove Fantasy Football League
Following the success of the inaugural Fantasy Football League last year we are aiming to create an even bigger league this year with a target of 500 teams competing for the massive £1,000 prize fund.
We’ve tried to come up with something for fantasy football enthusiasts and novices alike – as well as a £200 prize for the league winner, there will be 10 monthly prizes of £50 for the winner of each month from August through to May, and we even have a prize for Fewest Transfers – pick your team at the start of the season and do nothing else! If you get the top score of all the teams that make no changes, you will win £75!
The 22/23 League sponsored the incredible Sam Archer who works at King’s College Hospital in paediatrics (see our Heroes page on the website for more details) and we are aiming to sponsor 2 more Heroes with this year’s league.
For more information and to sign up before 11th August, please visit https://theeviedovefoundation.org/fantasy-football/, pay your £10 and we will send you the code to join the league – simple as that!
The Inaugural Annual TEDF Walk
On Saturday 9th September we will be holding the 17 mile ‘Big Coastal Walk’ along the Royal Military Canal and seafront in beautiful Hythe in Kent.
It’s a £10 entry fee, for which you receive a lovely bright Evie Dove Foundation t-shirt, refreshments along the way and a finishers party. We are aiming to create a sea of pink on the day to raise awareness and funds for the foundation, and would love as many of you as possible to join us. As a guide we are asking participants to aim for £50 in sponsorship which we hope is an achievable target.
If you fancy something a little less strenuous, we also have the 3 mile ‘Little Canal Walk’, children and dogs are welcome too.
If you are not local to Hythe, Kent, do not worry, you can still sign up, we will send out your t-shirt and you can do your own local version of the walk on the same day – we already have sign ups from Germany, Cyprus and America – TEDF is going global!
Sign up details are here. See you there!!
TEDF inaugural golf day
There are still places on the inaugural TEDF golf day at Chart Hills, Kent on 17th September.
The format is teams of 4, with breakfast available from 08:30, a shotgun start from 10:30, and a 2 course lunch.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining us and would like more information.
The Trustees complete the 3 Peaks Challenge!
In July the TEDF Trustees and some close friends took on the 3 Peaks challenge. Climbing the 3 highest mountains in the UK, Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike & Snowdon, in 24 hours adding up to 3,500 metres of elevation. Going up was the easy bit, coming down now that really hurt. But we did it in 21.5 hours.
It was brutal and beautiful in equal measure. The teamwork was everything we could hope for, everyone remained positive and optimistic despite being cold, wet, tired and climbing through the night. Sleep, what sleep?!
The last ascent was Snowdon, stunning scenery, every step was painful but we all pushed through, we knew it mattered, not just to complete the challenge but as Trustees to lay down another important milestone for the Foundation. The last time Howard and Katie were in the Lake District they climbed Scafell with Evie and her younger brother Edward, so it was very special to climb it again for Evie’s Foundation and remember precious time spent with beautiful Evie.
And with the money raised we sponsored 2 wonderful paediatric nurses from the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Helen & Rebecca. Who are the real heroes.
Jasper’s Wrong Way Up…
A massive shout out to Jasper, who decided to spend a recent work sabbatical cycling the length of Britain from Lands End to John O’Groats, and he did it the hard way – off road, on a mountain bike, carrying all his camping gear with him too! Big thanks to Jasper and congratulations on an incredible achievement, raising £3400 in the process