Carole and Rob and valued supporters of Anna’s Hope had a great time at the launch of the 2014 Perkins Great Eastern Run at the Marriott Peterborough on 3rd April. We are also delighted that the Fun Run will now be known as the Anna’s Hope Fun Run.

The run takes place on October 12th and there are prizes to be won in The Junior Challenge and The Business Challenge.

If you, your school, clubs or business want to run and raise funds for Anna’s Hope, please contact us at


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.

Big Fairy Picnic in the Park

Picnic-PosterOn Sunday 18th August, Anna’s Hope invites all fairies to put on their fairy dresses, bring a picnic and come to ‘The Big Fairy Picnic in the Park’ in the grounds of Burghley Park. Elves and the whole family can come too.

The picnic will take place between 1200 and 1600 and there will be lots of fun and games plus a Fairy Treasure Trail, Story Telling, Ponies and Face painting. There will also be a best-dressed Teddy Bear competition, so don’t forget to bring your teddy in their best outfit. It will also be the anniversary of last year’s successful Guinness World record attempt for the largest number of people dressed as fairies and Anna’s Hope would love to see all the record breakers again.

The event is free and for anyone dressed as a fairy or elf they will get half price admission to the Garden of Surprises. Founder of Anna’s Hope and Anna’s Mummy, Carole Hughes said: ‘Anna loved dressing up as a fairy and we were delighted that everyone had such a great time at last year’s fairy picnic. There were little fairies, big fairies, sumo fairies and soldier fairies and lots of fairies have asked us to have a picnic again.’

For those who want to help and give hope to children with brain tumours you can donate at the picnic or by visiting the Anna’s Hope stand.

Perkins Engines Company Ltd Choose Anna’s Hope as their Charity Partner

Perkins Launch

Anna’s Hope are delighted to have been chosen by Perkins as their charity partner. What makes it even more special is that we were chosen following a vote by all the staff. Perkins and their employees are very supportive of charity and at the launch event on June 6th, we met with lots of enthusiastic people who plan to raise funds for us.

Already a group has completed the Three Peaks Challenge and a team will shortly be heading off for Paris on their bikes. At an event on 12th June we were also pleased to see lots of runners sign up to run for Anna’s Hope in this years Perkins Great Eastern Eastern Run.

We are very grateful for your support.

Thank you for your votes

We fought a strong campaign and were blown away by the support  we got from everyone. Although we did not win the National Prize of a house but £6000 for winning the Regional Final is still a great result.
Thanks to all of you who voted for us.

Anna’s Hope Fairy World Record

Fairies turned up in their hundreds to Burghley Park on Sunday August 19th to break the World Record for the most number of people dressed as fairies in one place.  786 fairies dressed in tutus, wings and waving wands should break the previous record of 277, once verified by Guinness World Records.

The event was organised by Stamford based children’s brain tumour charity, Anna’s Hope.

‘We were delighted to see so many fairies turn up and help us break the record,’ said Carole Hughes, founder of Anna’s Hope. ‘We had every type of fairy you could imagine, from baby fairies to grandad fairies. We even had a Sugar Plum fairy and a Sumo fairy! It was a wonderful event that coincided with what has been Anna’s 10th birthday. Carole went on to thank all the fairies that helped break the world record, Burghley Park for helping stage the event, and all the volunteers.

Vote every day and help Anna’s Hope Win a House worth £250,000

 Just two clicks a day is all we need to win this house!
We are delighted to announce that Anna’s Hope has  reached the final of Persimmon Homes Charity Give Away. As part of Persimmon Homes 40th Birthday they will donate a brand new house worth £250,000 to the charity who gets the most votes.

Over 3500 charities entered and we are down to the last 24. It  is  now open to the public on line vote so we need lots and lots of people voting for us.

If we win then it will mean that we will  reach our £1million target. This will  fund the Anna’s Hope Therapy Team which will help set up and support  the First Rehabilitation Service in the UK for Children with Brain Tumours at Addenbroookes Hospital.

PLEASE VOTE AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN. You can vote once everyday and voting ends on 20th September.  To vote simply click here


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Only one vote from your office per day counts so please use your computer at home or smart phone.
Thank you for your help and thank you for helping  us  give hope and make a difference for children and young people with brain tumours.
For more information about Persimmon Homes Charity give away please click here

Be a model for a day!

Turn yourself and your friend into a model for the day!  Do you want to gain experience and knowledge of the modelling industry?

Everyone deserves a spot of glamour!

We’re looking for interest from you. We’d like to give you a life experience over half a day with  renowned International model team, Ingrid & Symi, supported by make-up artist Eloise, Amber & Laura from Michael John Hair Artwork and ex-Eastenders star, Patti Samuel.

The half-day course will teach you how to be aware of your body language and mannerisms; how to really look after yourself and the importance of personal awareness; practical sessions on role play as well as mock auditions which will rapidly increase your confidence; what to do and what not to do; hair & makeup, personal health & fitness and runway training.

You’ll leave the session with a greater understanding and confidence level that will assist you in all walks of life. It will leave you feeling a million dollars and you’ll also receive the perfect memento photograph of a memorable life experience.

Price: £20 per person.

Taking place at the Haycock Hotel, Wansford, Nr Peterborough on Sunday 1st July 2 sessions  available 10.00 am  – 1.00 pm and 2.00pm -5.00pm

All proceeds go to Anna’s Hope.

All cheques must be received in advance and made payable to, “Anna’s Hope.”

If you’d like to experience this life-changing session, please contact Anna’s Hope at with the following details:

  1. Name:
  2. Female/Male:
  3. Age:
  4. Email:
  5. Contact Tel:

All applicants must be aged 13 +

Adam Leveille raises funds in Memory of daughter Maddie

Adam Levielle ran his second 10K Grand East Anglia Run for Anna’s Hope on 7th May in memory of his beautiful daughter Maddie. She was diagnosed with a brain tumour on the brain stem in 2004 March and sadly died on 27th May 2004 with mummy and daddy Julie and Adam by her side.

Maddie is still very much in  Julie and Adam’s  hearts and thoughts and Anna’s Hope really appreciate  Adam’s fund raising efforts. Adam raised £436 in this year’s event and £336 last year. Every penny will go towards funding the charity’s aims.

Well done Adam and thank you for your continued support.

Congratulations Adam and thank you for your fundraising efforts!

Perkins 2012 Great Eastern Run Launch

Chroma Sports And Trophies donate team sports kit worth over £500 in this year’s Junior Challenge.

Carole, pictured with great friend of Anna’s Hope Micky Vincent from Chroma Sports and Trophies, who once again will generously donate a team sports kit worth £500 to the school or club who raise the most money for Anna’s Hope  in the Junior Challenge.

Carole and Sam Hale meet Dyno Mite
Carole was outshone in the dressing up stakes as she met Race Mascot DYNOMITE with Great Eastern Run Commercial Director  and great friend of Anna’s Hope Sam Hale from Advance Performance

Face painting at Belton Horse Trials

If you’re heading to Belton Horse Trials on March 30th – April 1st, come and have your face painted – all in aid of Anna’s Hope!

It’s a great day out – in additional to the main horse event, there are food stalls, dog agility, craft markets, ferret racing and a classic car display – plus lots more!