24th – 26th September, 2010
Big Wight Matter: for the second year, the Brain Tumour Research charities combined forces to meet on the Isle of Wight for a weekend of fun, fundraising and walking around the island on the Big Wight Matter – see http://bigwightmatter.brainstrust.org.uk/ for further information.
Although we weren’t able to attend the event ourselves this year, fellow brain tumour charity colleague Sue Farrington Smith from Brain Tumour Research wrote about the weekend:
Well done Helen and team at brainstrust for organising the event again this year, which was attended by 65 supporters.
I know it is quite a long journey but it really feels like a great break and the children love it.
We got there about 8pm on the Friday had BBQ sausage and burgers, drinks in the beer tent, great company and great music to accompany us.
People stayed in family rooms, tents and caravans as well as some chalets – although there aren’t many of those
On the Saturday we all had a great cooked breakfast and those that were doing the 15 mile walk set off at 10am, those of us doing the 6 mile set off at 10.45
The views along the cliff top walks are just stunning and it is fantastic to be by the sea
We stopped for 90 minutes at a great pub half way for lunch and then walked back to be met by ice cream and then tea and cakes
The children couldn’t wait to get in to the heated swimming pool – don’t know where they get their energy from and swam from 4 until 5.30
Then a freshen up and back to the beer tent for more drinkies and a fantastic hog roast with apple sauce, coleslaw and salad
Helen’s team organised a raffle, an auction and a quiz night as well as some ceilidh dancing which everyone really enjoyed (whether joining in or watching)
We all went to bed tired and happy and slept very well
This morning we had another great cooked breakfast and then people either left for their journey home or continued for a shorter walk in the morning
Well done again to everyone!
Here are some links so you can see what you missed!