June 2018 - Helen Toseland Hull 10K

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


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 - 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.

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 raffle 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?!!

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