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We report from ‘The Big Finish’

Close to 200 people joined Jon Flynn at The Big Finish this morning, as he ran the last 2 miles of his extraordinary 2017 mile challenge. In keeping with the understated style that Jon is well known for, he crossed the finish line dressed as a helicopter to massive cheers and whoops from everyone there. You can watch the video and see all the […]

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Felix back on the BBC. Again!

BBC Radio Solent have been following the progress of the Fit For Felix campaign since the very early days, particularly given our support of HIOWAA and the PICU unit at Southampton General. We have been interviewed live on air a number of times, and this morning saw DJ Steve Harris meet Swanmore teacher Jon Flynn, to talk […]

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HFMA event in London raises over £7,000

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the only professional body that represents the healthcare finance community in the UK. They held their annual conference gala dinner and awards, sponsored by GenMed, on 7th December at the Hilton Metropole in London. During the course of the evening, a superb raffle was held with all proceeds going to […]

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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 […]