A huge September to end a busy summer

Wow! September already. This year is flying! We have had a really busy summer, with lots of supporters getting up and out to do their own fundraising and awareness raising, which has been amazing. From triple ironman challenges to sponsored steps and quizzes and soul nights, there really has being a whole variety of things happening that have been ...
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What's occurring?

 When we were creating this new website, the developer told me how important blogging was and encouraged me to keep up with it regularly. I promised him I would, so I think I owe Chris an apology! After a stern telling off at a couple of networking events we've seen each other at, I'm finally sitting down to do this!  A lot has being...
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A moment of reflection

Photo credit: the supremely talented, mad as a box of frog, joy of a human being Julie Winspear Photography
Earlier this week I travelled down to south Cumbria for a meeting. I sat there, telling the company about Fletcher, his story and then about how and why the Fund was created. I then moved on to telling them what we've achieved in the 2 years we've being doing this. And for a moment, I was astounded. Life happens so quickly, the charity is constantl...
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Why did we create a charity?

​ Fletcher was a much loved and wanted first child. For a short nine months, we had a wonderfully normal family life, a life of sleepless nights, celebrating the milestones and learning to be parents. Then he got sick. Our life changed again from learning to be parents to learning to be parents of a seriously poorly child. We became cancer parents ...
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Ways for businesses to get involved

​ Fletcher's Fund is a small charity. We often get overlooked by businesses when it comes to choosing charities to sponsor as we don't have the high profile of some of the nationals. That is fine, our time will come, and we will be up there with the more well-known charities one day – and there are always companies with a focus on local causes so w...
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Bags into Manchester

​We were delighted to donate 45 arts and craft bags to Ward 84 of Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in January 2019. This means we are now supplying bags for children in paediatric oncology wards in Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds.
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Vroom vroom – we’ve got a van!

​In September 2018 we took delivery of a VW Transporter, kindly supplied free of charge by a lease hire company. It was incredibly generous of them and we'd usually be shouting their name from the rooftops to thank them but they asked to remain anonymous.The van means that we can transport the bags to the units easily as well as having a great vehi...
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