29th September 2017 – Onwards

If anything will blow the cobwebs away and keep you focused, it’s running a half marathon. Sunday is the day – Team Campbell will take on the Cheltenham Half and will ABSOLUTELY SMASH IT.

Check out the Trust Facebook page for updates – it’s on!

Good luck to the team and enjoy the last few days of carbing up!

Love Bekki and Mark xx 


28th September 2017 – 5 Years

Five years since you had to leave us. It doesn’t seem real – you feel so close. 

Still loving you, still remembering how you smiled, how you felt in our laps. Still remembering peekaboo, your glow worm, and how you liked to nap in your bouncer. Still remembering spinach, egg custard, porridge and how you squished your dinner in your dimply fists. Still remembering your sweet smell, even when you weren’t sweet but eggy. 

Still thinking how cruel and unfair it was that you couldn’t stay with us forever. Still holding Dan and Holly close, and now Isla. Still wishing you could have met her.

Still determined, still turning every moment with you into a force for good. Still delighted and proud beyond words to have your name said by people who never met you. By families caring for children born after you had gone. Still The Campbell Burns Metabolic Trust, always.

We love you, we love you, we love you. Still. Always.

25th September 2017 – Carb Loading

Pasta – check

Cheese – check

Bananas – check

Jelly babies – check

Water – check

Pizza the side of a dustbin lid – check

Yep, carbing up in advance of the Cheltenham Half Marathon! To all the runners taking part in aid of the Trust – have a good last week of training, stay safe, and we’ll cheer you over the finishing line!

Love Bekki and Mark xx 

22nd September 2017 – And Now For The Half Marathon!

The epic summer of fundraising continues – what a brilliant way to celebrate the Trust turning 5! Now the Devil Mud Run has been kicked into submission, attention turns to the Cheltenham Half Marathon. That’s right – another Team Campbell takes on this beast of a run in aid of our charity. Campbell’s Auntie Claire and Uncle Chris have put this summer of fundraising together and they deserve a REALLY BIG REST 😊

The half marathon takes place on 1st Oct, so just over a week away. Bit of squeaky bum time for one person at Trust HQ who is taking part but the brilliant team will carry her through. Last year the camaraderie amongst Team Campbell was ace and it will be equally so this year – it will keep us all going!

We’ll post more team details after the weekend but, for now, runners will be resting, carbing up, and getting ready to smash it.

Go Team Campbell!

Love Bekki and Mark xx 

(Photo of the awesome team last year)

18th September 2017 – Devil Mud Run Done!

They came. They saw. They crawled, slithered, climbed and hauled. They conquered.

Yes, Team Campbell took on the fiendishly tough Devil Mud Run in Cheltenham on Saturday and kicked it into submission. Yes, they did it!

So very proud and grateful to the team. The course was so tough and challenging but the guys did it. It might have taken a few hours to wash away the mud but they did it!

Big love and thanks to: Belle, Claire, Zoe, Louise, Jenn, Nathan, Terrie, Callum, Martyn, Louise, Tony, Fran, Louise, Petrina, Kate, Ian, Becky, and Anne. You rock!

Love Bekki and Mark xx 

15th September 2017 – Spanish Golf Day Success

Hello all

We’re delighted to tell you that our friends and supporters in Spain held their golf day on Tuesday and it went brilliantly. Coopers Arms Golf Society held their Captain’s Charity Day at Las Colinas Golf resort (San Miguel de Salinas) in aid of the Trust, and we’re very grateful for their support.

The photos from the day look brilliant. We’re very grateful to Golf Captain, Dave Rochester, and Vice Captain, Tim Cooper, for choosing The Campbell Burns Metabolic Trust as their charity of choice again. We’ll let you know how much they raised in due course but thank you to all the golfers who took part. And the sun was shining!

Love Bekki and Mark xx

11th September 2017 – Upcoming Events

It’s going to be a busy few weeks for the Trust and their epic fundraisers/supporters – brilliant! Here’s what’s happening:

12th September – Golf Day out in Spain, organised by our friends at Coopers and their Golf Team
16th/17th September – Devil Mud Run in Cheltenham. Team Campbell rides again, wading through mud and climbing over obstacles. Not for the faint-hearted – go guys!
1st October – Cheltenham Half Marathon. Another team of brave supporters take on the 13 mile challenge. Keep going!

We’ll post updates on our Facebook page so be sure to check it out. Lots happening, lots of exciting things coming up!

Love Bekki and Mark xx