Global's Make Some Noise 2015

To launch Global Radio’s Make Some Noise Campaign to raise funds for charities including Anna’s Hope. Please Dress in your loudest clothes with your friends at work or school  on 8th October or a date of your choice in October. At the same time raise a few pounds .

For  more information and for your fund raising pack please click on the link below.


Wear a hat on March 27th and help children with brain tumours

What is Wear a Hat day ?   

It is a National Fund raising and awareness event in support of Brain Tumours, the UK’s Biggest Cancer Killer of Children and Young People. It takes on Friday 27th March but you can also choose you own day close to this.

Who can take part?

Any one, but it is an ideal activity for groups of children at nursery, school, clubs and those at work to participate in to have fun and to raise funds and awareness together.

How Can I Help?

Here are a few ideas how you can take part. Wear Hats for part or all of the day and get sponsored for doing so. Get sponsored for wearing a Hat the longest. Fundraising events linked to Hats e.g. Best Hat competitions. Or have a MAD HATTERS TEA PARTY.

Share your day.

Please take photos of everyone in hats on and share on our facebook to demonstrate your support for brain tumours. www.facebook.com/AnnashopeUk

Where will the Money Go?

Every Penny donated will go to supporting children and young people in the region who has a brain tumour.

For More Information  please contact admin@annashope.co.uk

To Donate Directly please click on following link www.justgiving.com/annashopewearahatday

Thank you so much for coming to the Anna’s Hope Fairy Picnic!

Fairy PicnicThanks to all the fairies, elves, mummies, daddies and everyone who came to support the Anna’s Hope Fairy Picnic in the Park at Burghley House today. We hope you all had a great time and look forward to seeing you all again next year! Also thank you so much all the volunteers and companies who made this day a very special one.

Anna’s Hope Invites You To The Annual Fairy Ball May 12th 2012

Fairy Ball 2010The time has come around yet again for Our 6th Anna’s Hope Charity Fairy Ball will take place at the Haycock Hotel, Wansford on Saturday May 12th 2012.
We would be delighted if you and your friends would like to  support Anna’s Hope by taking a table of 10  at the ball, which has become the event to come to in many peoples social dairies.
To book your table and a night to remember, can you please contact  Carole at the address or e-mail below  – limited tables left so do hurry!
admin@annashope.co.uk   or  Hunters Hill, Lattimers Paddock, Pilsgate, Stamford. Lincs PE9 3HL
01780 740492


The ball is now sold out. Sorry, please try again next year and we hope that you will be able to come and support us then.

Ice Star visits Anna’s Hope Children at Addenbrookes Hospital

Children at Addenbrookes Hospital were thrilled this week by a surprise visit from ice skating legend Robin Cousins MBE, organised through Stamford-based charity Anna’s Hope, the East of England’s leading children’s brain tumour charity.

The former Olympic ice skating champion and Head Judge on ITV’s ‘Dancing on Ice’, was in Cambridge in his capacity as creator of the new Holiday on Ice show ‘ ‘ ‘TROPICANA’ that  comes to the region in February 2012.

Every year Holiday on Ice donates money to children’s charity Anna’s Hope, which supports children and young people from across the East of England region with brain tumours and contributes towards funding for rehabilitation and research into their causes, treatment and cure. This includes funding a Paediatric Neuro Oncology Specialist nurse at Addenbrookes, where many of the children receive treatment. Robin told us, “This was a fantastic opportunity to visit the ward at Addenbrookes Hospital where the Anna’s Hope story began, and to see how the money raised by the charity is used to directly benefit the young patients receiving treatment there.

“It’s good to know the money raised through Holiday on Ice is helping to give real support children and their families, particularly during rehabilitation after treatment ”

Anna’s Hope founder, Carole Hughes, whose own three-year old daughter Anna was the inspiration behind the charity, told us what visiting the show means to the children who are well enough to attend, “For many the show is a welcome relief from their gruelling treatment and it gives them special quality time with their families. Thanks to the generosity of Holiday on Ice they will have happy memories to cherish and cheer them up when times get tough.”

For more information about the show please visit the Anna’s Hope Events page

Birchcraft Support Anna’s Hope Charity

At the Spirit of Christmas Fair 2-6 November 2011, Birchcraft are organising a raffle to raise funds for the charity Anna’s Hope.

Birchcraft are launching their support of Anna’s Hope Charity at the Spirit of Christmas Fair this year.

The raffle being held on the Birchcraft stand at the Spirit of Christmas Fair aims to raise much needed funds for the charity and entrants will have the opportunity to win the first prize of a £50 gift voucher and a second prize of a stocking filled with Birchcraft Christmas decorations. Birchcraft are exhibiting at the fair to showcase their handcrafted range of Christmas decorations including the new Scandinavian range. The new wooden crafted Nordic Christmas decorations are subtle, stylish and pretty with cool white, blue and red, including reindeer, garlands, gift tags and cards.

Co-owner Carol Smith commented “We’re looking forward to the fair meeting our customers and all visitors to the stand will be able to purchase our ever popular ‘goody bags’ and there will be some additional christmas cake decorations which were not available last year. We are really keen to raise funds for a local based charity, Anna’s Hope and we’re launching a raffle which visitors can by tickets from our stand.”

Perkins Great Eastern Run 2011

Thank you to everyone who took part in this years Great Eastern Run Half Marathon and Junior Challenge.

Over 300 took part this year and it was wonderful to see everyone waving the Anna’s Hope Flags. This year everyone pulled out the stops when it came to Fancy Dress, in addition to fairies we had smurfs, sumo wrestlers and various cartoon characters.

This year Anna’s Mummy Carole Hughes ran with Anna’s Hope Nurse, Alison Mitchell and Harry Taylor from Addenbrookes Children’s Cancer ward.

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Zumbathon raises money for Anna’s Hope

The Zumba group!

Congratulations to  Lucy Burton and all the ladies who took part in the Zumbathon in Stamford 

Just under £2,500 was raised which is fantastic . Well done ladies you are all stars and thank you Lucy for organising this event and choosing Anna’s Hope.  I look forward to participating in this event next year.

2011 Deepings Raft Race

Anna’s Hope was delighted to be  chosen by the Rotary Club of Deepings as the main beneficiary charity in this years 2011 Deepings Raft Race .

It  was a great day , the sun shone and every one had a good if not  a wet time . Thanks to Kevin Barberka  and  the Rotary Club of Deepings  , the marshals and sponsors and special thanks to all those who  built a raft and supported Anna’s Hope .

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Bjorn Again at Burghley House

Set against the backdrop of Burghley House over 3000 people saw an amazing performance by the famous Abba Tribute Band ‘Bjorn Again’.
This was also a major performance for founder of local charity Anna’s Hope , Carole Hughes. Standing on stage in front of the massive crowd she told them about her daughter Anna who tragically died from a brain tumour and encouraged them to support the charity.
The response was amazing as the 30 volunteers dressed in stunning fairy costumes mingled amongst the audience their collection buckets were soon filled with generous donations. Almost £2,000 was raised at the event and every penny will go towards funding the charity’s aims. All the fairies had a great night  singing and dancing which goes to show that being a volunteer for Anna’s Hope is not only rewarding but also fun. Special thanks to Live promotions limited who organised the event for their continued support.

Rob Hughes 54321 Farewell to Mars Cycle Challenge

Rob HughesI am delighted to report that I completed my 54321 Farewell  Cycle Challenge . It was an inspirational journey over 700 miles on my bike  in 8 days and was a great way for me to say goodbye to the business I love. I wish to thank all the associates at the sites I visited in Kings Lynn, OBL, Olen, Slough  Melton and Waltham for the warm welcome you all gave me. I also wish to thank all those who generously donated to Anna’s Hope and every penny will go towards helping children and young people diagnosed with a brain tumour .
Thank you
Rob Hughes
Anna’s Daddy and Chairman of Anna’s Hope

Anna’s Hope Fairy Ball

The 5th Anna’s Hope Fairy Ball  at the Haycock Hotel was a great success. Once again it was a sell out and over £23,000 was raised.
Thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers who made this event possible , thanks to MC Mark Saggers, who was a brilliant Master of Ceremonies and Auctioneer and thanks to the Haycock Staff who looked after all the guests. A very special thank you to all those who attended the ball and helped raise so much money.

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Win a holiday at Crafts For Christmas

Anna’s Hope will be at Burghley for the Crafts for Christmas event, held between December 2nd – 5th. Our stand will be full of wonderful fairy-like gifts and special treats – plus enter our raffle for a chance to win a £1000 ski holdiay (thanks to our friends at SnowBizz) – all money raised will of course go directly to Anna’s Hope.

The ever popular Crafts for Christmas will be in the park for four days with an array of gifts for all the family, whilst in the Stable Courtyard over 20 local producers will be selling locally reared meat, vegetables, cheese and bread. Plus cookery demonstrations, carol singing and Christmas readings, there is something for everyone over the 4 day Christmas Festival.

‘Crafts for Christmas’ will take place between Thursday 2nd December to Sunday 5th December from 9am until 5pm. To purchase tickets and for more information please call 01428 682292.