29th June 2018 – Windsor To Bath Cycle

Big thanks on this hot and sunny day to Paul who, last weekend, cycled 100 miles between Windsor and Bath in aid of the Trust. Can’t have been easy in the heat – hope you took plenty of water and used suncream, Paul!

We’re very grateful for your efforts – fundraisers like this are how we keep the wheels of our charity turning. So, if you’re thinking about undertaking a physical challenge this summer – be it a cycle, a run, a swim, a walk – please think of us. We’re so appreciative of the support.

Check out Paul’s Just Giving page and donate if you fancy. Many thanks xx


15th June 2018 – Half Marathon no. 6

Morning all

An update on the Year of Half Marathon’s Challenge (Bekki’s challenge of running 12 half-marathons in 2018) – Saturday saw her run her 6th Half of the year round Holme Pierrepont Lake in Nottingham. That was where she ran her first Half of the year but Saturday’s weather was much kinder, the wind was calmer, and she ran a much faster time.

She had to run 4 and a bit times round the lake to reach 13 miles and, with every lap, Campbell’s brother and sisters gave her a Trust wristband. A lovely touch and a real motivation.

6 done, 6 more to go!

Read more and, if you can, throw a few pennies into the pot at the Just Giving link below. The funds raised from this challenge goes towards the Trust’s work and really does make a difference to children living with metabolic conditions. Thank you.


Love Bekki and Mark xx

8th June 2018 – Trust Annual Golf Day!

Morning all

We’re delighted to bring you news about the Trust’s amazing Annual Golf Day, which takes place this year on Friday 24th August. As ever, it will be held at the beautiful Naunton Downs Golf Course in Cheltenham – the place really has started to feel like home over the last six years and we love going back there.

Golf packages have been announced – do you fancy joining us and seeing if you can knock last year’s winning team, The Cinderella Boys, off their perch? You may have a hard task as the lads had fought for 5 years to win and were a bit blubby at their success…aaahhhh…

So, fancy coming along? it’s going to be another brilliant day, we’ve ordered sunshine, there’ll be the usual evening entertainment of raffles, auctions, and witty banter from Campbell’s Uncle Chris (but don’t let this put you off). The Golf Day continues to be the highlight of our fundraising year and Chris and Claire put in so much work to make it a success – come and join us!

Packages are below. Just click on the image to make it bigger if you can’t read it all and email chris@campbellstrust.co.uk if you’re interested.

Love Bekki and Mark xx

24th May 2018 – Privacy Policy Update, GDPR, And Changes To Our Grant System

Morning all

An earlier blog this week than usual but we wanted to let you know about some important changes to our Grant Scheme and also our updated Privacy Policy in advance of the upcoming GDPR.

GDPR – no doubt you’ve had tons of emails already about this. Data Protection rules are changing and the new laws come into effect tomorrow. We’ve made some changes to our application forms to reflect these new laws, as we have to ask for more detailed consent for the processing of data and be more explicit about how we process your data. All updated forms and the guidance documents underpinning the application process can be downloaded from our website (http://www.campbellstrust.co.uk/how-we-can-help). Please note that all new applications should use these new forms. The new Privacy Policy can also be downloaded from the site and should be read alongside the application forms.

Change to Grant Scheme – this brings us on to a change we’ve had to make to our application system. We’re a very small charity, run by a group of volunteers, and we have been incredibly well supported by an amazing group of fundraisers. We simply couldn’t do what we do without you wonderful cake bakers, cyclists, runners, crafters, golfers…Over the past 6 years we’ve given out almost 1000 grants to eligible children and raised over £100,000. Just brilliant.

However, due to an increased number of applications and limited funds, we’ve had to make a change. From 25th May, families will be able to apply for 2 grants every 12 months. Unfortunately we will no longer be able to accept multiple applications from families with more than one child with a metabolic condition. A maximum of two grants per family will be awarded every 12 months. The Emergency Grant falls outside of this – families can apply for an Emergency Grant if a need arises.

We hope this change will be temporary and we’ll revisit it in the future. We’ve been able to support lots of children and parents over the years and we want to keep on doing so.

Love Bekki and Mark xx

18th May 2018 – Fundraising News

Morning all

Fundraising updates for you. As you probably know, Campbell’s Mummy is running 12 half marathons this year (trying to do one a month) and Sunday saw Bekki run her 5th one of the year. With her great mate and Trust supporter extraordinaire, Andy Radcliffe, she ran the Market Bosworth Half Marathon. Andy kept them running a fast pace and they ran the 13 miles in 2 hours 1 minute. Brilliant stuff – lots more running to come this summer! You can sponsor this Half Marathon Challenge at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/yearofhalfmarathons

Another ace Trust supporter, Paul Main, is cycling between Windsor and Bath on 22nd June.It looks to be about 150km, which is quite a ride for one day. Good luck Paul! thanks so much for doing this in aid of the Trust. You can sponsor Paul at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paul-main

Are you taking on a sporty challenge this summer in aid of the Trust? Let us know about it!

Love Bekki and Mark xx

11th May 2018 – GDPR Update

Morning all. As many of you no doubt know, the rules about Data Protection are changing and new regulations will come into effect on 25th May.

Here at the Trust we’ve reviewed our policies and application processes, and will be making changes. Updates will appear on our website (www.campbellstrust.co.uk) and new application forms should be downloaded from there from the 25th May onwards.

In the meantime, we will continue to work hard to fundraise and support lots of families dealing with metabolic conditions. It’s going to be a brilliant summer of Trust activities again!

Love Bekki and Mark xx

4th May 2018 – Special Auction Item

Morning folks. May the fourth, it is. We’re delighted to bring you, on Star Wars Day, news about a special item donated to the Trust that we hope will raise lots of funds.

The item is a signed pennant from the league winning Leicester City team! If you remember, underdog and complete outside, Leicester City, won the Premiership in 2016, so we feel very lucky to have received a pennant signed by the team. It comes complete with a certificate of authenticity, and was passed to us through a family member of one of the players involved.

We will run an auction for the item, which will close on the last day of the season (when LCFC play against Spurs). It will be run on the Trust’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TheCampbellBurnsMetabolicTrust/) and details about how to bid will be found on there. Get your bid in before midnight on the 13th May 2018!

Love Bekki and Mark xx