Fashion Show

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Thanks to all those who attended our Fashion Show, it was a great success! Anna’s Hope is really grateful to all the local shops , who showcased their latest collections on the night. Thank you also to The Haycock Hotel, Adnams Stamford, Stamford Marquees, Chris for the Lighting, Nick for the Photography and Rob and Steve for the music. Special thanks to the fairy volunteers, all those who helped behind the scenes and to Ingrid and Symi for putting on such a great show.

Andy and Martin take steps (lots of them) for Anna’s Hope

On Thursday 6th September Andy York, Sales and Customer Services Manager, and Martin Harris, Senior Production Manager from Warners Midland Plc  will embark on a truly epic journey from Teddington along the Thames to its source in Worcestershire.  The walk will cover around 150 miles in 5 days, and every penny raised will go to Warners two chosen charities for 2012 Anna’s Hope and The Red Cross.
For more information, click here

Help Anna’s Hope break fairy record

Local charity Anna’s Hope is inviting all fairies to help break the World Record for the Number of Fairies in One Place. The current record is 337.

The event will take place on Sunday 19th August from 12 noon in Burghley Park and the official count will be at 2pm. Fairies of any age and sex are invited to dress up, bring a picnic and put Anna’s Hope and Stamford into the Record Books.

To qualify as a fairy you need to wear Fairy wings, a tutu or dress and a wand. As an added incentive anyone dressed, as a fairy on the day will get half price admission into the Garden of Surprises.

The event is free but if you can also get sponsored then that would be fantastic and all the money will go towards helping local children and young people with a brain tumour.

Founder of Anna’s Hope and Anna’s mummy, Carole Hughes said ‘It would be brilliant if families and friends enter into the fairy spirit, break the world record and picnic together in the beautiful grounds of Burghley Park. It will also be a very special as the event will also coincide with what would have been Anna’s 10th Birthday.’

All Fairies must register prior to the event by contacting or 01780 740492

Print off registration form

Facial for £25

Maples of Stamford are offering a 30 minute facial for £25 – and £10 will go to Anna’s Hope. This offer is only available on Saturday June 9th 2012.

To book, call 01780 752725

Big Band Bonanza

7.30pm, Thursday 28 June, Marquee on Doncaster Close, Oakham.

Tickets (£14 all seats reserved) can be purchased from 9am Thursday 26 April only by phoning 01572 758820 or coming to the Box Office, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Ashwell Road, Oakham.

Don’t miss this fab evening of music and fun with Oakham School’s top student jazz musicians and singers! This year, we’ve a fantastic new Funky Tents marquee to add an extra glitz to the evening. Enjoy the music from your table, bring a picnic to eat during the interval and get your drinks from the bar, which is open all evening.

Oakham School’s Big Band Bonanza is delighted to be associated with Anna’s Hope again this year – look out for Carole and her fairies taking a retiring collection!

Seats/tables will be reserved for you at the time of booking. Tables seat 10 only. The management reserves the right to place you at a table. Payment for phone orders must be received within 7 working days or tickets will be re-allocated. Tickets bought in person must be paid for at the time of purchase. Further restrictions apply.

Also, don’t miss Oakham School’s Festival Orchestral Concert on June 22nd…

Holiday on Ice Show 2012 East of England

Holiday on Ice Tropicana

Holiday on Ice offer supporters of Anna’s Hope a special £2 discount off Gold, Silver & Bronze adult and senior ticket prices.* Every ticket sold also raises £2 for Anna’s Hope. Simply quote Anna’s Hope when booking. To Book tickets online please visit or Call 0844 5811315

* Subject to availability

Stamford School Tuck Shop raises £200 for Anna’s Hope

From left: Joseph Chedd, William Bourne, Carole Hughes and Rob Forster.

Rob Forster from Stamford Boys school raised £200 from sales in the tuck shop with the help of Joseph Chedd and William Bourne. Anna’s Hope founder and Anna’s mummy was delighted to receive the cheque from the boys when she visited the school.

Rob is a keen supporter of the charity and this is the second time he has raised funds for Anna’s Hope through the Tuck Shop.

From left: Rob Forster, Carole Hughes, William Bourne, and Joseph Chedd.

Thank You, Rob, Joseph and William and all those who bought from the Tuck shop. Every penny will go towards funding the charity’s aims.

Children’s brain tumour charity

Anna’s Hope is the leading children’s brain tumour charity in the East of England. Our first aim is to assist in the rehabilitation of children and young people who have suffered from a brain tumour or who have had brain surgery by providing or assisting in the provision of resources and facilities not normally provided by the statutory authorities at local hospitals and in the local communities. The second aim is to support the funding of research into the causes, treatment and cure of childhood brain tumours with particular reference to Childhood Ependymonas and to ensure the results of such research are published.

For more information on children’s brain tumour and the work Anna’s Hope does, click here

Good luck to our Marathon runners!

Good luck to all runners in this weekend’s Virgin London Marathon, but in particular to those running for Anna’s Hope! They include: