Events

Join our last ever event “The Big Finish” on New Years Eve

 If you have read anything about the 2017 Fit For Felix Challenge, you’ll know that it is all about Swanmore teacher Jon Flynn running 2,017 miles in 2017, with the aim of raising £2,107. Jons last run will be on the morning of Sunday 31st December, and we’ll be joining him to help celebrate his awesome achievement. It’s time for “The Big Finish”. This event […]

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Mt.Kilimanjaro. Conquered.

Back at the base of Mt.Kilimanjaro this afternoon “exhausted, but very happy”, Kirsty and Vanessa are here seen pictured with their amazing guides. They’ve raised more than the target they set themselves before they left, so let’s keep that momentum going! Donate at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/kirsty-williams-4. Full story and photos will follow in a few days.

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Vanessa and Kirsty head off to Tanzania

After 18 months of planning, training, and fundraising, Kirsty and Vanessa set off for Heathrow airport this afternoon, bound for Mount Kilimanjaro. Ahead of them lies a climb of over 19,000ft, with the aim of hitting the summit on Sunday 22nd October. Asked why she wanted to climb Kilimanjaro, Vanessa commented today, “People have been so generous […]

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100 days to go

You’ll have heard of Jon Flynn. If you have not, prepare to be inspired. Jon is the Deputy Head of Swanmore Primary School, and Felix’s old teacher. At the beginning of this year, and surrounded by great stories of people who had themselves got Fit For Felix, Jon decided he was going to run 2017 miles […]

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Felix hits the teens

 So Felix Barrow became a teenager today. Here is a great photo of him celebrating in true Felix style – with a huge waffle and a big dollop of ice cream. Well done Felix! This is a moment to be celebrated, given the life-changing events of the past 18 months. Two things have been constant sources […]

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Catherine walks the ‘Solent Way’

Friend-of-the-campaign Catherine Nice tells us of her plans to walk the stunning Solent Way with her daughter later this week, and raise money for the Fit Felix campaign in the process. Speaking with us earlier today, Catherine said “I imagine that my biggest challenge will be getting Jennifer out of bed every morning for four […]

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Farewell to Simon Skinner

There is a traditional African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child”. That village often includes inspirational teachers, and Felix has been blessed to work with a great one at his new school near Portsmouth. His name is Simon Skinner. So it with a heavy heart that we say “goodbye” to […]

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Air Ambulance celebrates 10 years flying

 The sun shone down on Thruxton Motorsports Centre as the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) celebrated their 10th birthday with a Family Fun Day. Over 2,000 people, including Felix Barrow, turned up to help celebrate this special day, raising over £5,000 to help keep the Air Ambulance saving lives. The party started with live music from […]