Bridlington Round Table have helped towards a new suit for Ollie. He is a passionate, enthusiastic and talented dancer who is striving to be the best of the best and we are positive he will get there. He and his family travel all around the country and will soon be on your screens in series 2 of Baby Ballroom. Ollie needed a tail suit as he has outgrown his current one and is essential for him to continue dancing. We wish him the best of luck and will keep everyone updated on his progress
TOUR DE BRIDLINGTON
Sponsored £250 for a great local cause.
Events like tonight that really make a difference and I can personally vouch for that with all the support and the huge contribution that the Round Table have contributed to Lucas Treatment. Absolute pleasure in meeting some of the gents tonight and a special thanks goes to Mike. Lovely to put a name to a face. Here's Lucas having his chocolate out of his calender after seeing Santa tonight. Fantastic event that brings so much joy to all the children. Keep warm all and thank you again for the special time you took out again for Lucas.❤
Even though the SLIEGH has stopped and retired for another year we are still working but behind the scenes, SANTA made a stop to see this young loving chap little Jamie.
Chairman Dave Balls:
Jamie who is disabled and had just had major hip surgery a week before we did sleigh & his ever so grateful mum jo! She had tears of joy seeing Jamie smile so much! Makes me feel so proud to be part of an amazing organisation!
This week we have helped another good local cause.
This is Eddies story, Eddie was born at 29 weeks and suffered a brain haemorrhage, he now has brain damage, cerebral palsy, visually impaired and the only way of surviving is to be fed by his mother Geraldine through a tube into his stomach if he was fed through the mouth it would kill him.
For a 4 year old child I cannot image how hard this is, Eddie must take 5 lots of medication some of which do not agree with him but to learn and understand this in the time I spent with Eddie and his mummy I quickly learnt that his mum was his brain his every minute of thinking, his rock, his life.
Eddie in my eyes is a child who is learning through life the way it all begins no matter what the disability Eddie is faced with he fights on, he loves swimming, he loves his music especially "Scooter" he loves interaction with lighting around the house or at School, he loves his family and knows when they are around. But most importantly the interaction with his family around the park, walking to the shop or going to beach matters the most.
The Bridlington Roundtable have donated to help Eddie walk with his family the equipment that is nessecery is specially designed to enable a gift of every day life that can be made custom for Eddies needs this equipment is called a Firefly Upsee.
The equipment is on order and I'm so looking forward to sharing that beautiful smile of Eddies when he can walk on the beach hopefully this summer.
Thank you to Geraldine for allowing me to spend time with yourself and Eddie you both touched my heart, I cannot image how hard it is and to learn that there's not much help out there especially when the equipment needed is so expensive grinds me.
It proves that Santa's Sliegh really does make dreams come true, even if it helps a little.
Ellis Stonehouse, 15, has excelled in his sailing career from a young age and has demonstrated a huge amount of skill. He started his interest at the Royal Yorkshire yacht club in Bridlington where he continues to sail. Since then he has competed in some country wide high profile competitions and is now in the position to set his sights higher. In February, he flew to Thailand to compete in the world championships in the Dart 18 category.
Bridlington Round Table were happy to support Ellis is this great achievement. With this being his first competition at world standard, we were only too happy to help him and bought him items which were essential to compete which included a new wetsuit, buoyancy aid and a professional racing watch to keep track of those all important seconds.
From the Dart 18 World championships, Ellis came away in a very impressive 12th place. He is now looking for the next challenge and hopes to compete in many more international competitions.
Ellis is an outstanding young man who’s work ethic, attitude and drive should inspire all his age. We wish him luck in the world’s and we are proud to have supported him in what is undoubtedly the start of a long and successful sailing career.
Ellis came 8th fantastic achievement.
Bridlington Round Table have recently helped make a young Bridlington girls dream come true. Lacey was rushed into hospital before Christmas resulting in an emergency brain operation. This meant Lacey missed all of Christmas and New Year, having to spend it on life support in hospital. We heard about this and thought we could help. Bridlington Round Table gave Lacey the Christmas she missed. We managed to find Moana who came along with Sam, Mike and Martin from Round Table to drop in on Lacey’s surprise party. We took presents and her favourite character to wish her well and surprise her and her family. She was over the moon. We are pleased Lacey is making a recovery from her traumatic surgery and wish her all the best for the future #bridlington#roundtable
Ronnie is 4 and has Neuroblastoma. He’s currently having treatment at Leeds General Infirmary and is doing amazingly well so far.
Bridlington Roundtable helped with the cost of traveling backwards and forwards to leeds.
We wish Ronnie a speedy recovery.
300 miles Cancer Research
Two Bridlington businessmen have cycled 300 miles in aid of a cancer charity.
Paul Bennett and Dave Ball took up the challenge of cycling 300 miles during the month of September in aid of Cancer Research.
The intrepid duo, who are also members of Bridlington Round Table, are aiming to raise around £800 between them.
Said Paul: “Dave is hoping to raise £300 and I am looking to raise over £500 and we are both undertaking the challenge to raise awareness and also funds which will go to help those with cancer and also aid research.”
If you wish to donate you can drop in to the Expanse Hotel on North Marine Drive in Bridlington where Paul is the general manager.
Paul & Dave raised over a £1,000 towards Cancer Research.