Max’s Birthday Wish 29/08/2020
For Max’s birthday this year (29th August 2020) we are raising money for the patients, carers and staff on the Oncology Wards at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, where Max spent most of his life. We would like to give them a special birthday gift from Max but we need your help.
Please donate if you are able and share to your friends.
Max The Brave’s Birthday Wish. X
5 for 5 For Max
Throughout the COVID – 19 pandemic Team Max have been keeping active by running 5k all around the world from England to Australia. Each person that ran 5k nominated 5 people and donated £5 to Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.
We raised a whopping £1,127 in memory of our beautiful Max, thank you everyone, you were sensational.
Create For The Cure
A huge thank you goes out to everyone that took part in our Create For The Cure competition, we received some spectacular entries and managed to raise £330 for the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust.
Our over all winner is Rebecca Simpson with her MAX drawing (above), we were blown away with the detail capturing all of his favourite things.
Thank you everyone for all of your generous donations.
The Great Virtual Bake Off…
The votes are in and the judge has spoken, the star bakers have been announced. We had a huge turnout for our Great Virtual Bake Off, so many tasty looking entries Erin would have had a tough decision. We raised a total of £340 for Mehlyk’s fund.
G.O.S.H Cheque Presentation…
Big step today (2nd March 2020) going back to Great Ormond Street Hospital, so many emotions coming to the surface but stepping back inside the hospital made us realise why we are doing what we are doing. So many children with rare diseases, illnesses and life limiting conditions are treated in this hospital with exceptional care.
Despite being diagnosed here Max had many happy memories as do we. We built strong friendships with the nurses and playworkers who also greeted us at the entrance today.
Thank you again for your continued support and donations to all of our fundraising pages and events.
Family Wellness Day Nuffield Health
On Saturday 15th February 2020 Nuffield Health in Collierswood were kind enough to allow Team Max to hold a family wellness event. We had special Max The Brave Classes, a 2 hour Zumbathon and a special Hula Hooping class ran by Max’s Auntie Lucy.
We decided that the funds raised from this event went directly to Mehlyk’s Fight. Mehlyk is another childhood cancer sufferer, he has recently received the devastating news that his cancer has spread, chemo is no longer working so his only hope is treatment in Barcelona – Please take a look at his story.
Mehlyk was on Giraffe Ward with Max at Great Ormond Street Hospital, we raised £350 towards his fund, he still has a long way to go so please help where you can.
A huge thank you so everyone that made the day possible and to those that have donated, you are fabulous.
Christmas Memorial Run/Walk/Scoot….
On Thursday 26th December 2019 a Christmas memorial walk/run/scoot/buggy (anything really) took place in Mullingar, Ireland in memory of little Max.
3000 Euro has been raised.
we would like to say a huge thank you to Kerrigans for holding the event, a special thank you to everyone that took part and a grateful thank you to everyone that donated in memory of this special little boy.
Xmas Jumper Day 2019…
On Saturday 14th December 2019 Team Max had their own special Xmas Jumper day, along with a few that took place in the workplace of friends we raised over £525.00 and the donations are still flying in. We will definitely make this an annual event.
Thank you all again for your kindness and generosity. Many children will be grateful for you this Christmas.
Christmas wishes to one and all. xxx
Mad Santa Dash for Max….
On Sunday 8th December 2019 Team Max dressed up as Santa and ran 5k/10k around Victoria Park, we had a great day out and got in the festive spirit at this very difficult time of year. We even had a team over in Ireland supporting the fund. A huge thank you goes to Sean Curtin for raising £535 of the total.
In total we managed to raise £1,681.50 for the Max The Brave fund and the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust.
Hair Cut For Cancer…
On 30th November 2019 Abbie had her hair cut off by Geraldine’s Salon – Raharney, Ireland to donate to – The Little Princess Trust who provide real hair wigs, free of charge to children and young people of the UK and Ireland who have lost their hair due to Cancer treatments or other illnesses.
Abbie managed to raise £1052.05, such a huge amount for her cousin Max, he will be super proud and she looks fabulous with her beautiful new haircut.
Huge thanks to Abbie for her generosity for two brilliant causes. A big thank you to her Mummy Lisa Mullen for all of her fundraising efforts and a huge thank you to everyone that kindly donated. x
Oh We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside…
On Saturday 23rd November 2019 Max’s Author Auntie Lou, Mummy and Nanny Carol headed down to the seaside for Brighton and Hove’s Christmas book fayre. We had a great day out selling lots of booky things and the owners Peter and Leanne kindly held a raffle in which all of the attending authors wonderfully donated one of their books. In total the at this event we raised £287.00 for The Max The Brave fund and the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust.
Thank you Brighton and Hove for your kindness, generosity and hospitality, we hope to be back again soon.
Tattoo under the shoe….
A huge thank you goes to Lauren Bungard for raising £285.00 in memory of Max for Great Ormond Street Hospital….. In a very unique way! Lauren had the G.O.S.H logo painfully tattooed on the sole of her foot. Ouch! But all for a very good cause. Thank you Lauren.
RBC Race For The Kids 2019….
On Saturday 12th October 2019 Team Max put on their running shoes and raced to Hyde Park in central London to take part in the RBC Race For The Kids 2019, raising a whopping £7,219.01 for Great Ormond Street hospital; where Max spent most of his life.
We Had a fantastic day despite the rain. Everyone put in tremendous effort, we even got a few personal bests. Thank you Team Max, you were sensational.
Shooting Star Children’s Hospices… (Christopher’s, Guildford)
Max spent his final days at Christopher’s Hospice in Guildford. When you first hear the word “hospice” you instantly think the worst but we are so glad that we decided to visit Christopher’s. What an amazing, calm, peaceful place. It’s almost like heaven on earth.
The staff here went the extra mile for us, they looked after Max’s symptom management so we could focus on our final moments as a family, they ensured that he suffered no pain and could slip away peacefully whilst in our arms.
We stayed at the hospice for a week after Max passed away, this really helped us to come to terms with what had just happened, we were able to see him when ever we wanted and had time to say our final goodbyes.
The staff at Christopher’s looked after us like we were their own family, they catered for our entire family and nothing was too much trouble. So as a thank you our first fundraiser was to Christopher’s Hospice. We raised £2,098.75 in memory of Max. Thank you for your kind, generous donations to such a wonderful place.