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Spider-Ede Children’s Christmas Party

Christmas Party Poster

🎄Come and join the Christmas fun!⛄️

For just £7 per child there will be a grotto with a gift, disco, children’s buffet and so much more!

Don’t forget to dress to impress, you could win the Christmas outfit competition!! 🎉🎁

St. Joseph’s Social Club, Birkenhead, 16th December, 12-3pm

Contact Hazel Anderson on hazel@spider-ede.org.uk to book tickets.
#Fight4Edie #DIPGAwareness

Christmas Craft Fair, 1st December

To continue with Edie’s legacy we will be raising funds with The Bradley Lowery Foundation for the research of DIPG and also offering support to North West families that go through the heartbreak and devastation that we have.

We are holding a Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 1st December from 11am, at St Joseph’s social club, Greenbank Road, Birkenhead.

With a variety of craft stalls selling handmade goods, Santa’s grotto and a carwash service (weather dependent) will be available too.

Final Call for Spider-Ede’s Ball Tickets

Spider-Ede's Birthday Ball - 12 October 2018

If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet for Spider-Ede’s Birthday Ball, then you only have 24 hours left to do so! We need to give final numbers to Hillbark Hotel so if you’re planning to attend then please purchase your tickets online today to avoid disappointment.

Spider-Ede’s Birthday Ball
Friday 12th October 2018 – 6pm until Late
The Hillbark Hotel, Wirral

Featuring live entertainment from Ray Quinn, Tricia McTeague and Luma, hosted by Claire Simmo.

Purchase tickets via PayPal

Spider-Ede's Birthday Ball - 12 October 2018

Spider-Ede’s Birthday Ball is sponsored by
A2Z Accountants
Levara Properties
DSA Media

Heroic Endeavours

The Hero's Ascent: Greg's Sponsored Climb to the Summit of Mt. Snowdon

We’ve had some heroic efforts for our Edie lately. Richie Hellon walking 300 miles in 5 days to raise over £4k and John Hammond doing marathon after marathon raising similar amounts, before tackling the gruelling Marathon des Sables for Edie. These people stand out because of the extremes that they go to.

Another man that is standng out as pushing himself to his extremes is Gregory Weston. This amazingly brave man suffered a devastating brain injury in 2011. He spent a month in a coma, during which time doctors had suggested turning off his life support. He survived, spending the following months in critical care, then a high dependency unit, and more than a year after that in a chair.

He fought for the next few years to regain the use of his legs, and he continues to fight to regain their full use. He has been left quite dramatically disabled as a consequence of a simple fall, but he’s never allowed that to keep him down. His positivity has also led to him helping other disabled people at the hospital where he was a patient.

Now Greg wants to help Edie, and he needs support to do so. Please take a look at the poster below, and visit Greg’s JustGiving page, leave him a message, or sponsor him; your encouragement will be enormously appreciated. You can find out additional information on Greg’s Facebook Event Page.

The Hero's Ascent: Greg's Sponsored Climb to the Summit of Mt. Snowdon (Poster)

Edie’s 11 vs Hollyoaks – Match Report

Edie's Football team plus some of the Hollyoaks cast, crew and friends.

On Friday 11th May, Edie’s 11 vs Hollyoaks cast played at Ashville Football Club in Wallasey. Edie’s 11, (managed by Edie’s uncle Joe Sephton and cousin Kev King) are a group of local lads who are close to Edie and her family, or have been heavily involved in fundraising and holding their own events in aid of the Spider-Ede Appeal.

42010029052_0db0d6a2e7_z8 members of the Hollyoaks cast played along with crew and friends to make up the numbers. One well known name was I’m a Celebrity 2017’s Jamie Lomas, who previously played Warren Fox in the soap. It is safe to say the fans were thrilled when he pulled up to Ashville FC and happily got some photos and signed some autographs!

41154089125_8ee4165945_zAnother well known cast member, Nic Pickard, was also present. Nic plays Tony Hutchinson and is the longest-serving cast member and appeared in the first episode in 1995. Nic played a massive part in helping to arrange the match and we could not thank him enough for his help.

42010016182_1acc7b0ef5_zDuayne Boachie, who plays Zak Loveday, was the Spider-Ede Appeal’s Man of the Match. His football skills were just as good as his acting skills and the award was well deserved!

Both Duayne and Parry Glasspool, screen name Harry Thompson, proved a hit with the fans and couldn’t get to their seats without having a queue of ladies requesting a photograph.

41333907434_63b0e360e2_zLuke Jerdy was one of Hollyoak’s star players, who is best known as Jesse Donovan in the soap.

David Kennedy, who plays Dirk Savage, also took part. It didn’t go un-noticed that he enjoyed the delicious curry at the end of the match more than he enjoyed the game!

40246453600_1acc7b0ef5_zThe full time score was 6-4 to Edie’s 11 who proudly took home the winners trophy. The trophy was presented on the night to Ian McGraa and Lee Gibson, both local rival Sunday league football managers who chose to wear the opposite football shirt in the evening for sponsorship, to raise more funds for Edie’s treatment.

Our officials on the day were Aidan Jones, Steve Copeland and Merril Grundy, who kindly donated their Friday night to the charity match.

42010017732_9cb87a16d0_zDJ Steve Lord provided brilliant commentary and music before, during and after the match. Liam Kelly was dressed up as Spider-Man to grab photos with the children and adults alike, Louise Lord and Anna Mcallister also brought their amazing cakes to sell, alongside Joan Janvier selling sweet cones and Claire Jardine Jones selling raffle tickets, all to raise additional funds.

We’d also like to say thank you to Proactive Personnel Ltd, Neil Hayes Painting & Decorating, Haworth and Gallagher Solicitors, and AquaSafe Swim School for their sponsorship towards the event.

The night was a success and we raised in excess of £2500!

Keep your eyes peeled for the return of Edie’s 11 in their next football match!

View all photos from the evening on Flickr.


Weekly roundup 13th May

Edie's Football team plus some of the Hollyoaks cast, crew and friends.

Hi all, it’s our weekly round-up post to say thank you to everyone! As always, we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who is mentioned below, for those who have attended/supported and for everyone who has made a donation no matter what size. We appreciate you all ❤️💙

See what’s coming up in the next few weeks on our event calendar and drop us a message or contact the host if you’re interested in attending any of them.

On Friday we had the much anticipated Edie’s 11 versus Hollyoaks football match. Despite the predicted rain we had a great turnout! The match was great and Edie’s 11 won 6-4. Over £2500 was raised! Well done to Aunty Kirsty and Joe for pulling off a great evening, all those who helped out before and during the match, and everyone who came! You can see more photos from the event at https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisstading/sets/72157690950435630

On Saturday, Sharon Ellis ran the tough mudder half marathon in the Midlands. A hard but amazing run! You can still sponsor her on her fundraising page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sharon-ellis18

This morning, Craig Northwood ran his first 5k on the Sketchers Trail in the Forest of Dean, coming in with a time of 35 minutes. Well done Craig! You can still sponsor him at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/c-northwood

We also want to say a huge thank you to the British Military Fitness members who have raised over £826 running 6000 miles over 15 weeks! This is an amazing distance run by around 20 BMF members.

Next week we have our next nationwide #Bake4Edie event. We have a few public events taking place and several offices getting involved. Please let us know if you’re holding one, no matter what size. Even if it’s with a few friends or family at home! Let’s just get talking about DIPG.

We also want to wish our runners good luck who are running in the Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon on Sunday (Paul McGregor, Colin O’Hanlon, Steve Copeland, Sammie Dalton & Joanne White) and also Michelle Matthews who is running the Manchester 10k on the same day.

Apologies if we’ve missed anyone out. Please let us know in the comments below. If you are holding a fundraiser or wish to, please email fundraising@spider-ede.org.uk so that we can send you our ePack and get you on our events calendar.

Donate online: JustGiving.spider-ede.org.uk

Or text EDIE03 £(amount up to 10) to 70070

Bake 4 Edie – DIPG Awareness

Bake4Edie Poster

On 17th May, we’re holding our second #Bake4Edie event, asking businesses, organisations, schools and stay at home worker’s/parents to hold or get involved in a cake and bake sale to help raise funds and awareness of DIPG.

For more information on D.I.P.G. and why we’ve chosen this date, please view our D.I.P.G. Awareness Day post.

Last time we reached our target of £5000! Please help us beat this on the 17th May! Feel free to print off and use the poster below to get your friends and co-workers involved too, and don’t forget to post your photos and tag them #Bake4Edie, or comment below and let us know you’re taking part!

Bake4Edie Poster

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