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We are delighted to have the support and sponsorship of local company, Portable Building Sales Limited, and are pleased to recommend their services. 

Having been a loyal supporter of the charity for a number of years, their further very generous donation of £2,000 for the Bridge to Bridge 3 cycle challenge has enabled us recently to surpass the milestone of £100,000 raised by nsif Hull & ER since inception. Please see:-

Detailed below are the events that have already been undertaken in support of nsif.

July 2018 - Bobby Pye Hull City 'Guess the Score' Competition

Well done Bobby on managing this year's competition which generated £152.50 for nsif


Donations received totalling - £33.50

June 2018 - Helen Toseland Hull 10K

Congratulations Helen on completing the Hull 10K and raising £273.75! Many Thanks to you.


May 2018 - Ronnie Fletcher and Friends 'Tour De Yorkshire' cycling Sportive

One of our most loyal and hard-working supporters, Ronnie Fletcher, together with friends Richard and Nick, undertook the Maserati TDY sportive on behalf of NSIF. A challenging ride of 129km, riding in the tyre tracks of the professionals, generated an amazing £790 of sponsorship. Thank again for all of your efforts!! We subsequently received a further donation of £400 from Northern Power Grid (Ronnie's employer) in recognition of this ride.  Many Thanks.

June 2018 - ERYC 'Pennies from Heaven Scheme'

Thank you to Janet Huscroft for nominating nsif to benefit from the East Riding of Yorkshire Councils 'Pennies from Heaven Scheme'.  EYRC employees agree to donate the surplus pennies from their pay slip to support local charities.  A sum of £419.66 was raised on this occasion.  Thank you to everyone who contributed!

May 2018 - 'Fashion and Fizz' Fashion Show

In conjunction with Colour Charity Fashion Shows an event was held at Swanland School attended by 87 ladies who all enjoyed an evening of entertainment.  A total of £1,000.32 was raised.  Thank you to eveyone who came along in support.

March and September 2018 - Beech Tree

Our thanks again to the Management at The Beech Tree for allowing us to place our collection cannister on the bar - £37.75 and £29.78

March 2018 - Lydia Pye

We are extremely grateful to Lydia Pye, who works for Tesco, when she chose to donate her winnings from a staff 'Countdown' competition.  Well done Lydia!! - £50

February 2018 - Bricknell Avenue Methodist Church

We have received the final cheque from their year of supporting our charity via the monthly car wash.  The amount of £376.05 brought the total raised by the Church in 2017 to a fantastic sum of £942.65.  Our sincere thanks for all of your hard work and dedication.

January 2018 - Hessle Golf Club


December 2017 - Christmas donations

In lieu of sending christmas cards, individual donations totalling £60 have been received from Chris Huscroft, Jackie Kingdom and ourselves.

December 2017 - Hessle Golf Club Seniors Section

Many thanks go to Bryan Peaks and fellow senior members for donating £229.80 to nsif.

December 2017 - Donations


November 2017 - Donation

After our Father and Grandfather, Cyril Pye, passed away, the family chose nsif to benefit from the funeral collection with the sum of £240.50 being donated.  

October 2017 - Donation

It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Mike Des Forges. We were very touched when his wife, Pauline, and family chose nsif to be the recipient of the collection from the funeral.  The amount raised of £966 was a reflection of the respect in which Mike was held.


October 2017 - Bricknell Avenue Methodist Church

We appreciate the ongoing support from the volunteer carwash and were delighted to receive their second cheque for £304.60.  Excellent work!!

August and November 2017 - Beech Tree Pub Kirk Ella

We are pleased to have the support of the Management and Staff in allowing us to place our collection cannister on the bar and this raised funds of £36.39 and £21.17 when last emptied.  Many thanks

August 2017 - Hull 10k

Donation from Lesley and Paul Smallwood of £27.01 for Bobby Pye's efforts. Thanks to you both.

August 2017 - Jonny Lees Hull 10k

One of our longstanding supporters took on the challenge of the Hull 10k and raised the excellent sum of £326.25.  We all enjoyed watching his run and thank him for his ongoing efforts for the charity.

July 2017

Donations totalling £170 were gratefully received from Joan Burnham, Mr and Mrs Swain and R A Shelley.  Thank you for your support.

May2017 - Kingston Probus Club

Our thanks go to Dave Cutler and the members of the Kingston Probus Club for their kind donation of £100.00

May 2017 - Bricknell Avenue Methodist Church

Thank you to the carwash volunteers for their hard work and for choosing to support nsif throughout 2017.  We were delighted to receive their first contribution of £262.00

May 2017 - Beech Tree

Thanks again to Mark, staff and patrons at The Beech Tree for filling another charity collection box.  On this occasion the sum of £32.27 was raised for nsif.

May 2017 - Donations

Thank you to Tony Allenby and Bill from Hessle Golf Club for their kind donations totalling £50.00

February 2017 - Smailes Goldie & Co 'Dress Down Friday!'

We were delighted when this local firm of Accountants accepted the nomination by Bobby Pye of nsif to be the beneficiary of this month's dress down day.  Thank you to all employees for your contributions totalling £70.00

January 2017 - Hull City Guess the Score Competition

This season's competition attracted 213 entrants, raising £213 for the charity together with a further £18 by way of generous donation from several of those taking part.  Once again, we are very grateful to Bobby Pye for administering this annual competition on behalf of nsif.

January 2017 - Beech Tree Pub

Many thanks to Mark for agreeing to house a collection box on the bar.  On this occasion, £39.93 was donated.  Thank you to all staff and patrons for your loose change!

December 2016 - Donations

A total of £118.00 was received from

Mike and Chris Howe

Jackie Kingdom

John and Angie Pye

David and Christine Bennison

Paul and Sue Overment

November 2016

A huge thank you to Bryan Peaks, who, on behalf of the Hull Old Grammarians Lodge, generously presented us with a cheque for the sum of £100!

11 November 2016 - Race Night

Our fourth Video Horse Race Evening held at Hull University was a huge success with almost 200 guests in attendance! A great night was had by all and a massive £5733.55 (including £500 matched funding from Alison Branton at Lloyds Banking Group) was raised.  Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the evening.

November 2016

Thank you to Davina Wilbraham for her kind donation of £40.00

September 2016 - The Ridings Tablers Lodge

After hearing about nsif from a fellow Freemason in a different Lodge, Barry Eyre as representative of The Ridings Tablers Lodge, was happy to support our work with a generous donation of £100.  Thank you for your kind support.


August 2016 - The Beech Tree in Kirk Ella

As part of their ongoing support of our fund raising efforts for nsif, the Managment team at our local agreed to place a collection box for the charity on the bar.  This was soon packed with change which totalled £38.71.  A replacement cannister is on it's way!!

20 August 2016 - Mike Lees and Sarah Jordan

Instead of making a wedding list, newlyweds Mike and Sarah asked their guests to donate to nsif.  A true reflection of their kindness.  Many thanks to you both and congratulations!

August 2016 - Hull Old Grammarians Lodge

Having looked at our website, Bryan Peaks was impressed with the work carried out by the Hull & East Riding Branch of nsif and very kindly made a £100 donation on behalf of his Lodge.  Many thanks to Bryan who is also helping to raise the profile of nsif.

June 2016 - Pete White

A massive thank you to Pete White, a good friend of Steve's, who decided to make a number of sacrifices and donated the money saved in support of nsif.  Great work Pete!!

1 - 3 July 2016 - Bridge to Bridge 2 Bike Challenge

After the success of the first bridge to bridge bike challenge in 2013 which saw 5 riders travel from the Humber Bridge to Tower Bridge, London, in early 2016 plans were put in place for its successor. Coninuing the "bridge" theme which represents the essence of the groundbreaking treatment for spinal injury being perfected by Professor Raisman and his team, this time, eight riders signed up for the 280 mile challenge from the Forth Bridge, Edinburgh to the Humber Bridge. We were fortunate to have the excellent help of Dave Waters as the driver of our support vehicle, ably assisted by Steven Pye. Day 1 of the challenge saw us leave the Forth Bridge viewing area at 8.15am, with 130 miles ahead of us that day. After some 8,500 feet of climbing and every type of weather that the British summer can throw at you - except sunshine! - we arrived in Morpeth 12 hours later. The next day was a shorter ride of about 80 miles but was challenging, seeing a seemingly endless chain of climbs and descents, before a relatively flat ride in to SandHutton, near Thirsk, where we all enjoyed some excellent cooking and hospitality from the host/chef of the Kings Arms. Our final day in the saddle was pretty flat, covering the 70 miles back to the Humber Bridge for a photo-shoot before finally returning to a welcome from some 70 family and friends at the Beech Tree, Kirk Ella. The challenge proved to be a great success with fantastic support from a large number of donors, helping us to raise a grand total of £6,311.97 (including gift aid). Special thanks go to the following for their support of and input to the event: Tony Good of Broach Hill Garage for providing the support vehicle; the proprietors of Morpeth Lodge Guest House and the Kings Arms, Sandhutton, each of whom made a sizeable donation to nsif; The Beech Tree, for providing us with a buffet and venue for the home-coming; Angela Pye for arranging the welcome home party; the Support Crew of Dave Waters and Steven Pye and, of course, the team of riders who gave up  their time to undertake this challenge: Andrew Cooney, Ronnie Fletcher; Richard Hardy; Ray Lydon; Phil Nevet; John Pye; Dave Sayers and Grant Stables - Many thanks to you all - we are confident that a cure for spinal injury is moving ever closer as  a result of fund raising activities of this nature !

19 June 2016 - Jonny and Hollie Lees Hull 10k

After many weeks of late night training runs, the big day finally arrived for husband and wife team Jonny and Hollie.  Jonny was a relative veteran of the race, usually wearing a spiderman mask! Whilst Hollie was making her race debut.  Supported by a number of family members on the day, the pair battled against hot conditions to finish in a very respectable time.  Well done to you both - a fantastic effort and thank you for raising an amazing £846.25 in sponsorship!!

May 2016

Unfortunately, we received the terrible news that Terry Davidson had passed away.  Terry was a family friend, known to me most of my life, being the father of my best friend Kerry McDonald.  Our thanks and condolences go to Alma, Tina and Kerry for donating the collection taken at Terry's funeral to nsif, a charity in which Terry showed great interest and belief.  All our love, Angie, John, Steve and Bobby xxxx

24th April, 2016 - Virgin Money London Marathon

Congratulations to Matthew Pye who completed the London Marathon in an impressive 2 hours, 38 minutes and 46 seconds!! Matthews fund raising reached an excellent total of £2,410.25 (including gift aid). Thanks to everyone who supported Matthew.

January 2016 - Jennifer's 30th Birthday!

To celebrate their Daughter's 30th Birthday, Dave and Denise Thompson organised a video horse race evening at the Red Lion Pub in Anlaby.  Family and friends gathered and a fantastic time was had by all!  The Thompson family, who are regular supporters of nsif, donated £120.00 of the proceeds from the evening to our charity.  A massive THANK YOU to you all and a very Happy Birthday to Jennifer! x

January 2016 - Donation by PDSA

We were delighted when PDSA in Hull chose nsif to benefit from their Christmas collection this year.  Thank you all for your generous gift of £65.00!

December 2015 - Christmas Donations

This year, many of our family and friends decided to donate to nsif at Christmastime, instead of sending Christmas cards.  We would like to thank the following people for their generosity which generated a total of £377.50

Mike and Julia Ward of Portable Building Sales

Hessle Golf Club

Chris and Mike Howe

James, Katie, Harry and Isabella Curley

Janet and Ian Huscroft

Chris Huscroft

Jackie Kingdom

Julie and Martyn Fice

Vicki Wray

15th November 2015 - Raffle at Palm Springs Dance Show

We were delighted when Diane Gibson of Palm Springs Dance Academy allowed us to arrange a raffle at their Dance Show.  Special thanks go to all the parents, friends and family who bought raffle tickets and helped to raise £254.45!

13th November 2015 - Quiz Night

We are very grateful to our friends, Dave and Steph Foster, for assisting with our recent quiz night.  Dave and his pal, Steve, were very professional in their delivery of the questions which ensured a great time for everyone and made sure that the evening ran smoothly.  A total of 82 people took part in the quiz and enjoyed a chip butty supper before the 'Old Friends' were crowed champions and took away their prize of a hamper of goodies.  Thanks go to everyone who supported the quiz and raised a total of £678.00 on the night with special thanks to our good friend, Alison Branton (and Lloyds TSB), who in helping to organise the event will attract match funding of £500 taking the total raised £1,178.00.

October 2015 - Hook Primary School

Marking the first anniversary of the breakthrough into providing a cure for spinal injury as featured on BBC Panorama, the school arranged a rafffle to raise awareness and funds for nsif.  Well done and thank you to you all for your donation of £63.65

Our thanks go to Bill at Hessle Golf Club for his kind donation of £20

Many thanks to our friend Joan who regularly supports nsif.  We really appreciate your kindness and interest in our work for the charity.

13 September 2015 - Mike Hart, Hull Marathon.

We were very grateful for the fantastic efforts of Mike Hart in completing his first marathon to raise funds for nsif.  Mike maintained a good steady pace throughout the run and gathered sponsorship of an amazing £1052.50!! We recognise that this was a huge commitment and our thanks go to Mike, Helen and all friends and colleagues who supported Mike.

13 September 2015 - Jo Coatham, Hull Marathon.

Well done Jo on completing the first leg of the Hull Marathon and raising a total of £306.50 for nsif.  Thank you so much for your support once again - you are a star! xxx

3rd September 2015 - Anonymous donation of £321.76

September 2015 - Thank you to Dennis at Hessle Golf Club for your kind contribution

August 2015 - Hull City 'Guess the Score' Competition.

Despite relegation from the Premiership at the end of last season, interest in the fortunes of Hull City remains high if the number of entrants in this years "Guess the Score" competition is any guide. We are delighted to have received 257 entries, including a large number of "first timers" and we (and the team !) are very grateful for your support. Each participant has predicted the score of all of Hull City's matches this season, earning 3 points for a correct score and 1 point for a correct result (i.e. win/draw/loss). From the entry fee of £2, this competition will raise £257 for nsif, with the remaining money being paid out in prizes to the top three points scorers at the end of the season in May 2016. Special thanks to Bobby Pye for organising and administering this competition and good luck to everyone taking part ! 

14th June 2015 - Hull 10k

Weather conditions were perfect for this year's Hull 10k!  'Team Nicholls' was made up of seven runners (left to right - Sam, Josh, Angela, Jo, John, Bobby and Glen), who all trained hard to raise vital funds for nsif.  A massive thank you to Team Nicholls and everyone who supported the event.  Total amount raised £674.00.  Same time next year?!!

May 2nd and 3rd 2014 - Coast to Coast Cycle challenge


Spirits were high as riders John Pye, Phil Nevet, Ray Lydon, Mark Hiley, Dave Sayers and Ronnie Fletcher, together with the support vehicle crew Nicky Swan (plus badge !) and young Noah set off for Lancaster at tea-time on Friday 1st May. The destination was the Penny Bridge Hotel where after a few Wainwrights the challenge ahead did not seem too bad.

Saturday morning and the weather was reasonable as we set off for Morecambe and a "before" photo at the Eric Morecambe statue on the seafront - Bridlington 170 miles !

Within a few miles of setting off from Morecambe, the weather became cold, wet and unusually the wind was a strong easterly (head wind) and these combined to make riding conditions very difficult. Arriving in Settle, a stop for over-shoes was made before taking on the steep climb out of town which proved to be too much for all but the king of the mountains, Ronnie Fletcher, with each of the other riders being forced to walk at least some of the 20% gradient.

Weather conditions worsened as the many hills were climbed and the miles were clocked up so that we were running well behind schedule and eventually completed the 112 miles to York by 9.45pm on the Sarurday night, some 12 hours after setting off!

A full English breakfast on the Sunday morning was eaten whilst watching the rain teeming down outside, so after fashioning rain jackets from some spare bin bags, we set off on the remaining 62 miles to Bridlington. Despite the bad weather, we made good time and the rain eventually stopped by the mid-afternoon stop in Driffield, with our arrival on Bridlington seafront at 4.15 bathed in sunshine with a welcoming party of family and friends - never have fish and chips (and champagne !) tasted so good.

Despite the gruelling nature of the ride, and a few "never again" moments, this coast to coast was very worthwhile with £1,416.25, (including gift aid) raised in sponsorship for nsif.

Special thanks go to Ronnie Fletcher for organising the ride and drumming up a lot of support, again, for this excellent cause, but thanks also to the other riders and support team who gave up their weekend to  take part.

Here's to the next one !

December 2014 - Handelsbanken Hesslewood, Hull

Staff at Handelsbanken, Hesslewood, Hull (where Steve now works) decided to donate to charity instead of exchanging Christmas cards at work.  We are delighted that they chose the nsif to benefit from this and a generous donation of £72.30 was gratefully received.  A massive thank you to you all!

December 2014 - Christmas Donations

A number of family and friends decided to donate to nsif instead of sending Christmas cards this year.  We really appreciate the support from:-


Janet and Ian Huscroft

Chris Huscroft

Alex, Laura and Freddie Lattimore

Kath and Dave Cutler

Jackie Kingdom

A fantastic £105 was contributed to help to continue the wonderful work of Professor Raisman.  Thank you all for your generosity.

November 2014 - Exxon Mobil

It was an honour for nsif to receive a cheque in the sum of £40 from the estate of the late Mr David Ludford, as instructed by his daughter Janette Needham.  Our condolences and thanks to all of his family.

November 2014 - Donations

£20 - Andy and Val

£10 - Ron and Gill Dickinson

£20 - Barbara

£5  - Sylvie

October 2014

Earlier this year, we put forward the nsif to be one of the three nominated charities for the ASDA green token 'charity of the month' at ASDA Living, Anlaby. With the support of family and friends, nsif won the first prize of £100 ! Thank you to ASDA and everyone who contributed to this success. 

October 2014 - Donation Mike Ward, Portable Building Sales Ltd

We are delighted to receive a very generous donation from Mike Ward of £200! We are very grateful for your continued support.


17th October, 2014 - Video Horse Race Evening

Our third Video Horse Race Evening was a great success, attended by 175 supporters of the nsif.  The change of venue to The University of Hull proved a big hit and the night raised a fantasic sum of £7,682.60!!  Thank you to everyone who supported the event.

For more details please see 'Past Events' - Race Night 2014

October 2014 - Donation by Joan Burnham

Joan is a regular donor of money to nsif and a long standing supporter of the charity.  She very kindly donated a further sum of £50 which was very generous of her.  Thank you Joan.

September 2014 - Donation by Julie Fice

Our friend Julie Fice, who lives in London, made a generous donation of £20.  Whilst she is unable to attend events held locally she made the effort to meet up with the riders at Tower Bridge at the end of the 'Bridge to Bridge' Bike Challenge and we are very grateful for her support.  Thank you Julie.

September 2014 - Ice Bucket Challenge

Ronnie Fletcher and Stuart Watts braved the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' and very kindly donated £25 and £20 respectively to nsif.  Thank you both!

8th June 2014 - Hull 10k

This year, 11 runners made up 'Team Nicholls' for the Hull 10k.  We all enjoyed the event despite the soaring temperature!  Thank you all for your efforts and your continued support and for helping to raise a fantastic sum of £1747.50!!  Brilliant!!

7th June 2014 - Alison Branton - Beverley 20

Our friend Alison took part in an event called the Beverley 20 which is a 20 mile walk, starting in Beverley and finishing at Hessle Foreshore.  Alison has been a loyal supporter of the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation since the Hull and East Riding Branch was first established and, once again, she chose to raise sponsorship for the Foundation.  Thank you Alison for completing the walk in torrential rain!! 

December 2013 - Dave and Kath Cutler

For the second year running, our friends Dave and Kath, decided to donate generously to our charity instead of sending Christmas cards.  Thank you both for your kindness.


7th to 9th June 2013 - John Pye, Ronnie Fletcher, Mike Jowett, Mike Beckett and Andy Capes 'Bridge to Bridge' Bike Challenge. Humber Bridge to London Bridge charity cycle ride. This event covered a distance of 220 miles and was a challenging but rewarding way to spend two and a half days on a bike ! Due to the fantastic support received for their efforts, the riders raised a grand total of £7,647.50 in sponsorship - sincere thanks to all who contributed !! Worthy of special mention, Swanland Primary School pupils, staff and parents were part of the rousing send off for the riders and also raised the fantastic amount of £900 in sponsorship - thank you all so much. 

19th May 2013 - Hull 10k

Congratulations to the 16 runners who represented 'Team Nicholls' in this year's 10k.  For more photos and further details please see Hull 10K - 2013 page

We are delighted to announce that a total of £2047.00 was raised!  Special thanks go to our friend Alison Branton who has secured matched funding for her sponsorship from Lloyds TSB in the sum of £451.00

12th May 2013 - Danny and Ant Beverley 10k

Friends Danny and Ant took part in this year's Beverley 10k and chose to raise funds for the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation. After a brave effort on a windy Sunday morning, they did a fantastic job and raised £117 in sponsorship.  Many thanks to you both and very well done.

January 2013 - Joanne Rose Christmas Raffle

For the second year running, our good friend Jo along with her colleagues at Barclays Bank in Brough, organised a Christmas Raffle in order to raise funds for the charity.  Another fantastic effort produced a total of £374!  A big thank you to Jo and everyone who supported her.

December 2012 - Dave and Kath Cutler Donation

We are very pleased to record a kind donation from our friends, Dave and Kath Cutler.  Rather than sending cards this Christmas, they made the generous decision to donate monies to the charity instead.  We are very grateful for their consideration and support.

2nd November 2012 - Video Horse Race Evening, Disco, Supper, Raffle and Auction

 A superb night was held at the Hallmark Hotel in North Ferriby, attended by more than 160 supporters of the charity. A total of almost £5,600 was raised on the evening, later increased by £3,500 of match funding from Santander, taking the total to almost £9,100!

Please see the specific page devoted to the 2012 Race Night within the "Past Events" menu on the homepage.

12th October 2012 - Carol Robinson donation

Our friend, Carol, decided that she would not be sending christmas cards this year but would rather donate her saving to charity.  Her very kind gesture has resulted in a donation of £50 to the Foundation and we are extremely grateful for her support.  Many thanks to Carol and what a great idea!

29th July 2012 - Jayne Kitching and Jill Warcup Race for Life

Keen runners, Jayne and Jill, took part in the annual 5k race on behalf of the charity.  They did really well to attract sponsorship of £155.50 and enjoyed their run! Many thanks ladies, your ongoing support is very much appreciated.

21st June 2012 - Mark Rose 24 Hour Row-a-thon at Barclays Bank plc

As part of a team of Barclays employees, Mark (pictured above!) completed a fantastic distance of 65 miles over 8 hours of rowing within the 24 hour event.  How much further could he have gone if he had dressed as Sir Steve Redgrave?!!! This was a tremendous effort and attracted sponsorship of £262 which has been matched by Barclays to give a total of £524.  Thanks very much Mark.

3rd June 2012 - Jane Tomlinson Hull 10k

Congratulations and many thanks to the 18 runners who completed the Hull 10k this year and helped to raise a total of £2,769.20 by way of sponsorship.  Special thanks to Alison Branton who was able to secure matched funding of £500 from her employers, Lloyds TSB.  The race really is a fantastic event and we are already looking forward to 2013 when we hope to attract even more runners for the charity.

Please see Hull 10K - 2012 page

2nd June 2012 - Tony Lumb Charity Boxing Match

Fighting under the title of "Tony 'The Tornado' Lumb" our good friend donned the boxing gloves and entered the ring on Saturday night to represent the charity at the KC Stadium.  Having trained very hard for the last few months, Tony was cheered on by a large crowd of supporters and put in a tremendous effort both in the ring and, with the help of his wife, Mandy, outside the ring in gaining sponsorship.  This was something completely new to Tony and took a lot of courage and we are delighted that his brave efforts raised in excess of £1,100!!  Sincere thanks to Tony, Mandy and Jack for their support.

18th May 2012 - Rob Watts 10K Run

Our next-door neighbour Rob Watts is away in France when the Hull 10k takes place on June 3rd, but very kindly completed his 10k run a couple of weeks ago and raised a fantastic sum of £325 in sponsorship.

In addition to supporting the Charity, the run marked for Rob a further stage in his recovery from a serious accident. Last year, Rob was travelling in the Far East and on 27th November, 2011, whilst riding a motorbike in Kow Lak, Phuket, Thailand was involved in a collision with a bus. Rob ended up in intensive care with two blood clots to the brain, a double fracture of the jaw, a dislocated index finger and a badly broken right hand that required six hours of surgery to reconstruct it.

Due to his experiences he would like to publicise the fact that it is not advisable to ride motorbikes in South East Asia, however tempting it may seem. Rob survived, many, sadly don't and it is due to the skill and care of the Thai doctors and nurses that he has been able to make a full recovery. He is now fit and well and has a place to train as a Chemistry teacher at Newcastle in September, 2012. Rob runs regularly and enjoys keeping fit and his fitness was said to be a major factor in his recovery. Thanks again for your efforts Rob and good luck for the future!

5th May 2012 - Ronnie Fletcher's Coast to Coast Bike Challenge.

 A huge thank you to our friend, Ronnie, for biking coast to coast, covering a distance of 195miles, in 13 1/2 hours over 2 days!  An amazing £489 sponsorship was collected. A great achievement Ronnie and many thanks to you.

April 2012 - Waitrose Charity of the month

Each month Waitrose donates a total of £1,000 which is split across 3 nominated charities.  We were very fortunate to be selected as one of the nominated charities for April 2012.  Shoppers vote for their preferred charity using their green disc and as the photograph shows, (we are the middle one!) The Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation proved to be the most popular choice and a cheque in the sum of £508 was gratefully received by us .  Thank you to Jo Jackson at Waitrose for her assistance with this. 

22nd April 2012- Claire Hairsine's Virgin London Marathon 2012

When Claire heard that we had a place available in this year's London Marathon, she didn't hesitate in taking up the challenge.  This was Claire's first marathon and, from the outset, it was clear that her commitment and determination would see her through what would be a tremendous feat of endurance for anyone.  With the support of her husband Shaun, and her children Emily and Josh, she put in the miles, gradually building her training runs up to 20 miles!  She courageously completed the marathon in a superb time of 5hrs, 7mins and 50secs which saw her leave Suzannah Reid of BBC Breakfast TV in her wake!  We can only imagine the tremendous effort that Claire must have committed in meeting this challenge and we are extremely grateful to her.  Many people have recognised Claire's efforts and the amazing sum of £2,111.00 has been pledged by sponsors.  We are very proud of you Claire and hope that others will be inspired by you.  Very well done.

20th April 2012- Jason Pickersgill's Coast to Coast Bike Challenge

8th April 2012 - Easter Raffle at Cafe Indulge, Skillings Lane, Brough.

A huge thank you to Tina and Lisa at Cafe Indulge in Brough for their efforts in holding an Easter egg raffle.  Their customers showed their support and an 'eggcellent' £125 was raised. Well done Tina and Lisa and we can strongly recommend a visit to sample their wonderful selection of home-made cakes.  (The bakewell tart is to die for!!) 

December 2011 - Christmas Raffle by Jo Rose

We were delighted when our friend, Jo Rose, organised a luxury Marks & Spencer food hamper as the prize for a Christmas Raffle.  Jo works at the Brough Branch of Barclays Bank and the support of staff and customers enabled the fantastic sum of £431 to be raised for the charity.  Via her employers, Jo has also been able to obtain match funding for this amount so the event will ultimately raise £862!! Thank you so much Jo and all at Barclays, Brough.

29th October 2011 - Quiz Night at Atkinson's Cafe Bar

Back by popular demand, Brendan and Ian once again provided a great nights entertainment for another full house at Atkinson's Cafe Bar.  The general knowledge quiz proved a great challenge with the winning team 'Britton's Got Talent' finally taking home the first prize of a selection of treats!  £168 was raised on the evening - thanks to everyone who took part.

15th October 2011 - Karen Henderson and Dawn Duncan Coast to Coast Bike Challenge

Following in the tyre tracks of her husband, Karen along with her sister Dawn, have also completed a gruelling coast to coast bike challenge.  Well done ladies for raising £448 for our charity and going without home comforts for three days!

11th July 2011- Lisa and Luci Coast to Coast Bike Challenge.

Thank you so much ladies for supporting our charity and cycling coast to coast.  A fantastic £769 was donated.  Your hard work is very much appreciated.

15th June 2011 - Donation from Lilys Fund

We were fortunate to receive a very generous donation of £1,000 from Jason, Gail and George Pickersgill who established their own local charity, Lilys Fund, in remembrance of their beautiful daughter, Lily, who sadly passed away in 2006, aged just 7 years.  Gail and Jason do a fantastic job of helping families who have poorly children.  For more information please visit

We really appreciate all of your support.

June 2011 - Alison Branton's Match Funding through LloydsTSB

Our friend, Alison, was one of the four cashiers who worked very hard on the race night taking bets from the punters.  She was also a great help with the planning of the evening and as a result of her involvement, she was able to secure match funding of £500 from her employers, LloydsTSB Group.  Thank you very much Alison for your hard work and support.

15th June 2011 - Race Night, Disco and Supper at the Hallmark Hotel, North Ferriby

Please see Race Night - 2011 page.

9th June 2011 - Mark Henderson Coast to Coast Bike Challenge

Our good friend, Mark Henderson (pictured left), took up the challenge of crossing the country by bike in order to raise funds for the charity.  With support from family, friends and business colleagues a fantastic sum of £480 was donated.  Thank you Mark for this great effort. 


15th May 2011- Jane Tomlinson Hull 10k

Please see Hull 10K - 2011 page




3rd May 2011- Easter Egg Raffle by Marie at Headfirst Hair Salon

Marie Shorthouse loves fundraising! We were delighted when she organised an Easter Egg raffle at Headfirst Hair Salon and donated £92.  Thank you Marie! 


15th April 2011- Non-uniform day at Anlaby School

One of our most proactive supporters, Helen Wilkinson, was instrumental in organising a 'non-uniform' day at Anlaby Primary School.  Her efforts were supported enthusiastically by the Headteacher, Alan Cornwall, and an amazing sum of £304 was donated.  Many thanks to Mr Cornwall , his staff and pupils at Anlaby School.


8th April 2011- Quiz Night at Atkinson's Cafe Bar, The Square, Willerby.

Brendan and Ian masterminded a general knowledge quiz which packed Atkinson's Cafe Bar to the rafters!  This proved to be an excellent night with the 'Carr Laners' eventually taking first place and sharing an Easter Hamper of goodies!  Many thanks to Brendan and Ian for hosting the quiz which raised £166.50.


8th April 2011- Bun Sale at Hook C of E School

Our sister, Janet Huscroft, Headteacher of this school very kindly offered to undertake the first fundraising event for the charity.  With the support of her staff and pupils the event was a great success and raised £165.90 - Thank you Janet and everyone at Hook Primary School.