Originally intended as a one-off event to raise money for The Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth which cared and looked after Karen whilst she was ill, our first fundraising event was held at The Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway in Hampshire on Tuesday 26th August 2008 and raised over £3,500 for the hospital.
Following the success of our first event and driven with determination to keep Karen's memory alive, we have continued raising money for a variety of local good causes, primarily those that benefitted cancer patients and their families.
Some of the causes that we have been honoured to work with over the years include; The Rocky Appeal, Portsmouth Hospitals Charity, Hampshire Autistic Society, Cancer Research UK and The Southampton Centre For Cancer Immunology.
In August 2020 we became a registered charity in our own right with a focus on raising awareness and improving survival rates into the blood cancer Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, the same disease which Karen was sadly diagnosed with in 2008.
It is hoped as a charity, we can help prevent one less family from going through the same thing we have.