Firstly Happy new year one and all. We wanted to say thank you to every single person who helped us in 2014, donations, people who participated in events, organised events and our sponsors. We wouldn’t be able to survive this year without your help. We are busy planning events for 2015, the diary will be filled up soon. Our plans for another football tournament are already underway, as well as a record number of marathons/runs in the dairy.
We wanted to say a special mention to all at Cream Consultancy, who look after all our PR business. Thank you!
Thank you to the following for their kind donations, hard work & effort;
Peter Vuckovic- who celebrated his 60th birthday recently at the keepmoat stadium, and instead of presents he asked people to donate to LJS Foundation, raising a grand total of £826. What a fantastic amount. Thanks to Gavin Baldwin who donated 10% of the food costs.
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Leeds, for their employee top up of £250.
St Joseph’s RC High School Sixth Formers.
Woodhouse Junior Football Club – Presentation evening collection £275.90.
Karen Wilton and her team Clo, Ellie & Joe who raised £500.
All money raised will continue to help us raise awareness for gastroschisis, and of course go towards our research fund.
Thanks again everyone.
Jade & Billy. x
A group of 16 Leeds United Fans walked over 30 miles on Friday 16th October to raise vital funds for LJS Foundation and Leeds Children’s Hospital. The left Elland Road at 7:30am with plenty time to arrive at New York Stadium for a rest & refreshment before the match. Sadly the result didn’t go in their favour.
The group collectively raised an outstanding amount of over £5000, which will be split between the 2 charities…
Billy & I would like to thank each and every one of you who took part in the walk. Hope you all had a weekend of rest and recuperation.
Thank you for all your hard gruelling walking & tremendous effort with raising money.
Jade & Billy x
Gastroschisis Fact sheet
This is an information fact sheet about gastroschisis which has been published by Great Ormond Street hospital. This gives a better under standing of what to expect with gastroschisis.
Please ignore the GEEPS link at the bottom as from what we understand they are no longer operation.
We are currently in the process of compiling an information leaflet by parents for parents. This will be available in 2015.
Should you have any questions about gastroschisis, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, firstname.lastname@example.org
On the 10th & 11th May, Middlewood Rovers Junior Football held our first ever LJS Cup football tournament. The event was a great success and we raised £2361 over the weekend.
Congratulations to the winners of the LJS Cup, Sheffield Rangers F.C won the under 18′s tournament and CB Entertainment won the under 11′s.
The matches looked doubtful on the Saturday morning as the weather wasn’t on our side. However the hard work, effort and commitment by the staff, players and parents was overwhelming. Everyone did their absolute best to get the pitches match ready.
A fantastic weekend was had by all. Thank you to everyone who made it happen. Middlewood Rovers staff, the team managers and players, our sponsors and of course the referees.
We hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and we look forward to it again next year.
This weekend a family team of father, daughter and son completed the Windsor half marathon on our behalf.
Thank you to fellow Sheffield United FC football fans from Surrey Craig, Rhea & Cade Skelton on your team effort in the Windsor half marathon. We hope you all enjoyed your run and happy with your times.
Without our fundraisers it wouldn’t be possible for us to continue raising awareness for gastroschisis. So thank you.
Jade & Billy x
We want to say a huge thank you to one of our long standing fundraisers, Andrew Hardiman (the running machine)
Andrew is currently on a quest of running 5 marathons on consecutive weekends. He will have ran a total of 131 miles by the end of his last run in Cornwall. He has already ran the Oslo and Robin Hood Half. Other running events he will be participating in are Leicester, Isle of Wight and Cornwall.
Than you to everyone who has already sponsored Andrew. If you haven’t yet, You can sponsor Andrew here https://www.justgiving.com/Andrew-Hardiman1/
Thanks again Andrew, keep up the hard work.
Jade & Billy x
Check out their video here… Asics Neon Run Leeds
ASICS NEON RUN is a 5 kilometre night-time fun run spectacular with four unique neon zones of rock, disco, pop and iconic British music featuring lasers, black lights, strobes, dancers and DJ’s.
ASICS NEON RUN is a phenomenon in Australia and Latin America with more than 10,000 people attending each event.
ASICS NEON RUN LEEDS will be held in Temple Newsman on Saturday October 18, 2014.
Whether you are a runner, jogger or walker there is something for everyone at ASICS Neon Run. Get your friends together and be a part of a remarkable fun-run with world class entertainment and fantastic DJ’s.
Entries for Neon Run UK are now open at the event website www.neonrun.org.uk. Participants can enter as individuals or as part of a team of four or more friends and family. Teams of four or more registering together receive a 10% discount on entry fees. Due to the enormous popularity of Neon Run events, participants are encouraged to enter immediately in order to avoid missing out!
AVOID THE PRICE RISE! Enter ASICS NEON RUN LEEDS before September 30, 2014 to avoid the price rise. Enter now at www.neonrun.org.uk.
4.00pm Venue Opens and Event Kit Collection
7.00pm Event Start (staggered starts – runners, joggers & walkers)
10.00pm Venue Closes..
Event Kit Collection
From 4pm event day at Temple Newsam, Off Selby Road, LEEDS
Sign up for ASICS Neon Run Leeds here and start raising funds for Luey Jacob Sharp Foundation right away!
LJS FOUNDATION & MIDDLEWOOD ROVERS FC
CHARITY FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
10th & 11th MAY 2014
The Luey Jacob Sharp Foundation has teamed up with Billy Sharp’s former junior football club Middlewood Rovers will host an under 18’s & under 11’s football tournament to raise funds for vital medical research for Gastroschisis.
The tournament will take place over 2 days. Saturday
10th May under 18’s & Sunday 11th May under 11’s KO 10am. There will be a presentation on each day for the winners with special guests presenting the trophies.
Spectators welcome, there will be raffle prizes; sports memorabilia auction items, bouncy castle, food & refreshments available. It’s free to come along, just a small fee of £2 for parking which includes a match day programme.
will go to The Luey Jacob Sharp Foundation to raise awareness
of Gastroschisis, to provide fund vital medical research and offer support for families affected by Gastroschisis.
There are sponsorship opportunities including shirt sponsors available. For more information call Jade
on 07753 496
337 or email Jade@ljsfoundation.org.uk. For more information about LJS Foundation visit www.ljsfoundation.org.uk or @Foundationljs
Middlewood Rovers FC, Waverley Lane, Handsworth, Sheffield, S13 9AE