Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Brave Dad captured on film

New picture of brave dad - Ian Bolton - before he set off on the Derby 10K fun run earlier in the year, posted on the Twins' website. He was running to raise funds for his twin boys, Sam and Alex who suffer from Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Click here to visit the website and see the picture for yourself.

Unfortunately, we were unable to bring you a picture of Ian after he finished due to censorship by Ian "I was just plain worn out" he admitted but pleased to have finished and raised a lot of money for the Twins' trust fund which is going towards providing specialist equipment for them etc.

Monday, 9 July 2007

sponsored pushchair & toddle race announced

Sponsored Toddle/Pushchair Push – Friday 10th August – Carsington Water*

A member of the Derby Twins club, Joy Averill, suggested that the group do a fundraising event to help twinswithsma. Instead of their usual monthly meeting on Friday 10th August they will be holding a sponsored toddle/pushchair push at Carsington Water. The event will start at 11am for the walk followed by a picnic at around 12pm. Each child who completes the event will receive a balloon and certificate.

If you would like to take part (you don’t have to have twins!!!) or become a sponsor, contact us via the website for further information.

10K Fun Run amount announced

Fund Raising Achievements So Far

*Evening Out*

Sam & Alex’s mum Sarah had a rare night out on Thursday 5th July where she met up with some ex work colleagues from the University of Derby. These very generous ladies donated a total of £130 towards the twinswithsma fund. Grateful thanks go to Jean, Lesley, Jeanette, Alison, Amanda, Charlotte and Claire.

*Sponsored 10k run*

The money has all finally been collected and counted and the grand total raised by Ian for his 10k run in April is £2439. Many thanks to all those people who generously sponsored Ian and especially the friends and family who took forms and got sponsorship on Ian’s behalf.

Thursday, 5 July 2007

Bad Dad or Football Crazy?

Votes have been taken and are being counted as we speak, looking for the new 'Bad Dad of the Year', and leading the way by miles is Ian Bolton, Dad of Sam and Alex (Twins with SMA).

On may the 28th, Sam and Alex turned 2, so as you would imagine, the whole family spent a lovely day together to celebrate the speacial occasion.... NO.... Not at all...

The soon to be crowned 'Bad Dad of the Year', Ian, spent his sons 2nd Birthday cheering Derby County on at Wembley in the 2006/07 Play Off Final against West Bromwich Albion.

Fortunately the Rams came away victors so the boys did not mind too much and as every Derby County Fan will know and understand, an occasion like that does not come around too many times. It was a day to remember for everyone that was involved, supporters and players alike.

Ian's only saving grace was the fantastic party that was held at Sam and Alex's home on the 27th May where friends and family came to celebrate their special day.

Sam and Alex are looking forward to Derby County's forthcoming season in the Premiership and would like to take this opportunity to wish Billy Davies and all his players good luck for their campaign, they are also hoping that at some stage this year they might be able to lead out 'the rams' at one of their home fixtures.
If that happens you will hear about it here first on the Twins with SMA website and Blog


Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Derbyshire County Cricket squad knock twins for six

Derbyshire CCC, doing it for the boys.

Twins with SMA would like to offer a massive thank you to Keith Loring and everyone at Derbyshire County Cricket Club for their kind donation of a signed cricket bat signed by all the players from this years squad.

The Bat will be used in a charity auction to take place online, details of which will be posted on the site soon.

Thank you again and we wish you all the success for the rest of the season.

University dress raises staggering amount

University dress down for the occasion

On Friday May 25th the Student Support and Information Services department at Derby University’s Kedleston Road campus held a book sale and dress down day to raise money for Twins with SMA.

Staff from the whole site donated books which were sold raising approximately £600. In addition, members of staff within SSIS paid a fee to “dress down” for the day making a total raised of £670.