Archive for March 28th, 2007

Whitstable run4sam

Posted by stuff4sam on March 28, 2007

Great news – Fran and Ruth McSweeney will be running the Whitstable 10k race (that’s 6.1 miles!) on 7th May to raise money for Sam! Here is a message from them:

“We’re currently training hard, pounding the streets of Canterbury and Whitstable 3-4 times a week. It’s not too difficult to get out of bed  when the sun’s out. Its especially lovely to run by the sea. When it’s cold, it’s REALLY cold with a biting wind off the north sea. Please think of us on those cold, rainy nights!

“Raising money for Sam is really giving us the motivation we need, especially as we know that every penny will be going directly to him.

“So far we have raised £65 in sponsorship and counting! You can sponsor us by making a donation via PayPal or send a cheque made payable to stuff4sam to PO Box 54662, London, N16 8YG. You can also contact us via

Watch this space for training news and details of the event!

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Hi Sam from Madeira!

Posted by stuff4sam on March 28, 2007

Hi Sam!

Hi Sam from Madeira in front of very spiky plants with dramatic orange flowers

My name’s Carolyn, and I’m Madeleine’s mum.

This is a picture of me in Funchal on the island of Madeira. People sometimes call it ‘the island of flowers’. Because it’s so warm there all year round, there are always lots of flowers out.

The proper name for the flowers in this picture is strelitzia, but people usually call them ‘bird of paradise’ flowers – you can see why!

love, Carolyn

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