Wednesday, 9 April 2008

spooky gaol visit is all in a good cause

Sorry it's been a while since our last post.

After the relative quietness of Christmas, the fund raising is picking up again with our good friends organising her 40th birthday party as a night at Derby Gaol - read more by clicking here.

Also, Ian (the boys father) is making preperations for the Derby Fun Run.

Visit the website for full updates.

Thursday, 3 January 2008

Twins make the Newspapers

Sam and Alex were recently in the Derby Evening Telegraph newspaper showing off their new outdoor play equipment provided by the generous fund raising donations from past events. Sure to make a big difference to the boys lives.

Click here to read the full story

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Skydiving Duo raise £3000 for Twins

Sisters Charlotte Hunter and Zoe Crosby raised £3000 from their sponsored skydive in November. Many thanks go to both Charlotte and Zoe as well as all the kind people who sponsored them and the anonymous benefactor who donated £500 to pay for the event. - Click here to see the pictures

St Andrews Playgroup raised over £180 from their Round the Crib in December. Many thanks go to Mrs Elston and her staff, the children and parents at St Andrews and Paul the vicar.

Dimensions Workwear, Castle Donington (where Dad Ian works) held a raffle before Christmas raising over £200. In addition, the Customer Service Department raised £42 in lieu of sending Christmas cards to colleagues.

On Thursday 27th December a charity football match was held between "Shaun Bestwick Select 11" and "Wayne Hall Select 11" resulting in a 1-0 win to Shaun's team. Many thanks go to both teams, the spectators who braved the cold, Barry Elmore who refereed the game, Gemma for organising the raffle and Mel & Paul at The Park who welcomed everyone for a drink and a buffet. The total raised from the match and raffle was just under £300.

On Friday 28th December Sam and Alex went to Butterley Station in Ripley to visit and have a trip on Thomas the Tank Engine. This trip was kindly donated by "Me and Dee" ( The boys enjoyed the trip and met and received gifts from The Fat Controller. Many thanks to Maria at Me and Dee.

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Fund raising updates

Hi - We have a number of fund raising events to update you on...

Derby Twins Club

On Friday 10th August, members of the Derby Twins Club took part in a sponsored "toddle/pushchair push" around Carsington Water to raise funds for Twins with SMA. There was a good turnout and the weather was beautiful and everyone stayed for a picnic afterwards. Many thanks to the twins club members that took part and their friends and families for sponsoring them. The total raised was £378!

Click here to see pictures and read more.

3km Sponsored Run

Kevin Troop successfully completed a 3km sponsored run and raised £100 in sponsor money. After being postponed twice through the summer due to bad weather the run eventually took place on Sunday 14th October at Darley Park.

Click here to see pictures and read more.

Sponsored Abseil

Sponsored Abseil on Saturday 20th October at Millers Dale was successfully completed by all those who took part. A particular thank you goes to Chris, Jo, Ben and Ludovic who collected nearly £700 in sponsor money.

Click here to see pictures and read more.

A Night to Remember

"A Night to Remember" on Saturday 20th October was a great success raising over £1200 from ticket sales and raffle tickets. Many thanks to Andy at Andy's Bar, Dragons Health Club, for allowing us to have the room and donating a raffle prize, Jackie Hind for the lovely buffet, Andy and Alex (Two's Company) and their special guests and the following generous people who donated raffle prizes - Andy Pears and his mum, Alex Kerr, Twycross Zoo, Soar Bridge Pub (Barrow on Soar), Bistro Live and Carl Abbott. A big thank you goes to all those people who bought tickets and joined the family on the night - a great time was had by all!!!

For details of all the fund raising events that are taking or have already taken place, please visit our website. Click here to see pictures and read more.

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

40th birthday abseil to raise funds for Twins

40th birthday celebration includes raising money for Twins'

An ex-colleague of Sarah's from the University of Derby, Chris Allwright, decided to celebrate his 40th birthday this year by doing something memorable and this involved raising funds for twins with sma.

Chris, along with some friends and colleagues, will be abseiling from an old viaduct about half a mile north of the old Millers Dale Station. The event will be taking place this Saturday 20th October at approximately 2.30 pm.

If you would like to sponsor Chris, please contact him at

For more information, please visit and click on events.

Monday, 15 October 2007

Sponsored parachute jump postponed due to bad weather

Confirmed Fund Raising Events Update:

13th October 2007 - Sarah’s friend Charlotte Hunter and her sister Zoe Crosby are taking part in a parachute jump in October (exact date to be confirmed) to raise funds for the boys. If you would like to sponsor either Charlotte or Zoe please email Two brave ladies!!!!!

(The jump is scheduled for the 13th Oct, not the 23rd as reported in the Telegraph).

15 Oct 07: UPDATE: Due to low lying cloud, Charlotte and Zoe's parachute was cancelled. This has now been rescheduled for Saturday 3rd November. If you would like to sponsor either Charlotte or Zoe please contact

Many thanks to the anonymous donor who has pledged £500 to these brave ladies.

Click here to visit the Twins website and find out more about their fund raising efforts.

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

fund raising events update

On Line Sports Auction

Several Premiership and Championship Football Clubs as well as Derbyshire Cricket Club donated memorabilia – signed shirts, photos, a cricket bat, stadium tour, match tickets and a signed pennant were sold online and raised just over £100. Many thanks to Derbyshire Cricket Club, Middlesbrough FC and Leicester City FC.

Sunday 16th September 2007 – Watercolour Exhibition/Sale

The exhibition held by the twins Grandma (Pat Wilson) raised just under £800. The day was a great success with Pat selling 39 of her 51 paintings. Money was also raised from the sale of postcards, greetings cards and prints as well as a raffle. Thank you to everyone who came and spent!!!

Monday 17th September 2007 – Evening of Mediumship

Tamworth Spiritualist Church held a special evening to raise funds for Sam and Alex and raised nearly £350. Many thanks to all those who attended as well as the special guests who gave their time free of charge. Particular thanks to Sonia Cherrington and Cindy Heath.

Forthcoming Events

Sarah’s friend Charlotte Hunter and her sister Zoe Crosby are taking part in a parachute jump in October (exact date to be confirmed) to raise funds for the boys. If you would like to sponsor either Charlotte or Zoe please email us to sponsor. Two brave ladies!!!!!