23rd March 2018 – Year Of Half Marathons

Some of you may be aware that Bekki from the Trust is doing a big running challenge this year and running 12 Half Marathons. Last week saw her run Half number 3 – the Loughborough Half is coming up on 8th April, and that will be number 4!

Training is going well, though the old bones are suffering a bit. It’s a bit of a battle on some days but regular doses of coffee and cake certainly help. Good to have running partners as well 😁

Here’s the Just Giving link. 3 down, 9 to go!



16th March 2018 – Tickets Still Available

Roll up, roll up…tickets still available for the Quiz Night of the Year!

It will be held at Coalville Rugby Club on Friday 6th April and the questions will be all about the last 20 years – come and have a go!

£5 per person

Max team of 4

Starts at 7.30pm

Prizes and a raffle on offer!

Will be a cracking night – send us a message or email bekki@campbellstrust.co.ukif you’d like a ticket.

Love Bekki and Mark xx

9th March 2018 – Quiz Night

We’re delighted to bring you news of another quiz night in aid of the Trust! These are a popular fundraiser and loads of fun to arrange and attend. Details below:

7.30pm, Friday 6th April 2018
Coalville Rugby Club
£5 per person, maximum team of 4
Raffle and super prizes up for grabs!
Special theme – questions on news, music, sport, culture, all from the past 20 years!

So come along, test your knowledge, have a laugh with your friends, and help raise funds for an amazing charity!

Drop us a message below or on Facebook, or email bekki@campbellstrust.co.uk if you’d like to attend.

Love Bekki and Mark xx

2nd March 2018 – Panto!

Apologies for the late blog today but the Snow Day has turned our schedule upside down at Trust HQ – hope you’re keeping warm inside and, if you have to go out, put your thermals on!

Here’s some news to warm the cockles of your heart. In January, the Trust was delighted to be able to pay for a group of children to attend the panto in Birmingham. Children who attend the metabolic clinic at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, and their carers, had a magical day out, all organised by the marvellous BCH staff. We were only too thrilled to be able to help – readers of the blog may remember that Campbell was cared for by the Birmingham Metabolic team and it is very special to be able to help them in return. They are all amazing and their care for the children attending the metabolic clinic is second to none. Putting on a panto trip takes some organisation and we were privileged to be able to help Anita, Anne, Satnam, Louise, Rachel, Catherine, and their colleagues in the metabolic department with this event.

The kids went to see Cinderella and kindly shared some photos with us. Awesome!

Huge thank you to you fundraisers out there for enabling our charity to do this. You wonderful lot are making a real difference to children’s lives and helping families cope with challenging medical conditions. A bit of panto sparkle is just what these kids need and we remain so grateful to you for making this happen. If you ever thought about undertaking a charity challenge or doing some fundraising for us, take a look at these photos and just see how worth it it is.

Big love.

Bekki and Mark xx

23rd February 2018 – Christmas Party At Great Ormond Street Hospital

As you probably know, the Trust helps out with Christmas parties and events held at various metabolic units around the country, and helps family-support groups fund some of their activities. We were delighted to help the incredible metabolic team at Great Ormond Street Hospital at Christmas – Nicky Mumford, Mathilda and team always put on a party for the children in their care, and really pull out all the stops to make sure their children have a fantastic time.

The Trust funded the cost of the face-painter and some families kindly shared photos with us. It looks like they had brilliant fun!

Parties like this are a way for families to come together, relax, have a catch-up and spoil their children. The metabolic team at GOSH have been incredibly supportive of our charity and have enabled us to help lots of families attending GOSH metabolic clinics. We were able to make the party in 2016 and meet some of the families and medical professionals for the first time, having spoken to many of them over email over the years. It really was a special day and Bekki and Claire from the Trust felt incredibly proud to be able to support so many children.

Thank you, fundraisers of ours, yet again – it’s your hard work that allows our charity to do this and to spread the Campbell-love. When you see a kid getting a present from Santa, stuffing their faces with (dietary-compliant) goodies, and having their face painted, it makes all the physical challenges, craft-sales, and afternoons spent baking worth while.

Love Bekki and Mark xx

16th February 2018 – Sporting Challenges!

Morning all – tell us what you’re up to! As winter drags on, keep your fingers crossed for spring and let us know what sporting challenges you have planned!

Taking on a fitness challenge for charity is a great motivator and the Trust has been incredibly lucky to have been supported by lots of active fundraisers. There have been Mud Runs, Glow Runs, Walking Challenges, treks up mountains, Half Marathons…what will YOU do?

Let us know your plans and we’ll be super proud to share it on this ‘ere blog and on Facebook. Looking forward to hearing about it all.

Love Bekki and Mark xx

9th February 2018 – Experience Grants In Spring

Let’s not dwell on the weather outside, let’s not get down about the fact that it’s cold and grey – instead, let’s think ahead to spring and (hopefully) warmer days, and families enjoying time outside.

As you probably know, the Trust awards grants of up to £100 to help families caring for children with metabolic conditions go on a day out. These are our Experience Grants and we’re delighted to say that we’ve given out almost 300 of them over the last 5 years. Families have been to theme parks, the zoo, Harry Potter World, the football, the wrestling (hahaha, love that), have been on short holidays – the Experience Grants have enabled lots of children to have fun with their families, and we’re delighted to be able to help.

So, as we wait for spring to appear, please spread the word about what the Trust does and how we can help families take a break. And, if you’re thinking of undertaking a fundraising challenge in aid of our charity, feel proud that your hard work goes towards helping a kid have a fun day out.


Love Bekki and Mark xxx