Quainton Hall School raises money for ELoH

Quainton Hall School, charity breakfast, Elizabeth's Legacy of Hope, child amputeesWe are very pleased that Quainton Hall School as selected ELoH has their charity of the term this autumn.

Quainton Hall is a preparatory school in Harrow and has a strong community of pupils, parents, teachers and staff. They were inspired to raise money for ELoH after hearing children’s author and ELoH Patron Ian Whybrow speaking about our work with child amputees.

On the 13th October, ELoH’s Emilie visited the school at a charity breakfast organised by Kathryn Beevor, Assistant Head. She met pupils, staff and parents and told them about the story behind ELoH and what a difference they could make to child amputees.

The breakfast filled many tummies and raised a wonderful £557 for child amputees. Over the next few months, Quainton Hall School plans to raise £1,000 through a second-hand book sale, a Zumba class and collection at their annual carol service.

Thank you so much and good luck!


Carols by Candlelight 2017

On 30th November, ELoH is hosting its third Carol Service – we hope you can join us for an early Christmas celebration!

This is a free charity concert but we encourage everyone to make a donation to support the children in our projects. This year’s Carol Service will be held in St Bride’s Church on Fleet Street – the spiritual home of journalists and newspapers. St Brides is one of the most famous historic Churches in London and is well known for having one of the best professional choirs in the country.

*** UPDATE: The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is reading at this year’s event ***

Find tickets and information on www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/carols-by-candlelight-tickets-38622297331.


Carol Concert, St Bride's Church, Elizabeth's Legacy of Hope, helping child amputees walk


St Brides will be lit by candlelight as you listen to the beautiful choir, hear about our projects and the child amputees whose lives we are changing together. Afterwards you are welcome to join us for mulled wine and mince pies. Bring along all your friends and family for this wonderful festive occasion!

Readers this year will include the Daily Telegraph Editor Chris Evans, best-selling children’s author Ian Whybrow, Times columnist Matthew Parris, and RAF amputee veteran Duncan Slater, and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

The money raised will go directly towards our crucial work with child amputees in less developed countries – making sure they can access prosthetics, education and social support. Find out more about our work here.

Thank you for your support. We hope to see you on the 30th November!


This event is kindly sponsored by PLMR – politcal lobbying & media relations

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Running side by side at Parallel London

Parallel London for Elizabeth's Legacy of Hope - helping child amputees walk and go to school http://elizabethslegacyofhope.orgAt ELoH we are very proud of our four Parallel London runners – Julie, Kat, Randy and Izzy – who ran Parallel London for us on the 3rd September!

Parallel London is the world’s first fully inclusive mass participation event. It brings together people of all abilities to race side by side at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. At ELoH we’re very excited to have taken part in this year’s event which, so far, has raised over £500 for child amputees.


Team ELoH

Our fantastic team included Julie Marsh, Kathryn Sizer, Randolph Brazier and Isabelle Trick.

Julie and Kat both work with amputees in the UK and were inspired to use their platform to support child amputees in less developed countries – who often lack access to the most basic of services, including prosthetics and education.

Julie is a Solicitor specialising in amputee claims at the law firm Boyes Turner, and Kat works for amputee service provider PACE Rehabilitation, that previously has supported ELoH. In the run-up to Parallel London, they both focused on raising awareness about ELoH at their workplaces and among their followers.

They were joined by ELoH supporter Randy and ELoH Manager Izzy. Together, they set up a joint fundraising page to raise money towards ELoH’s projects (if you’d like to contribute it’s not too late – here’s the link).


The race

Parallel London for Elizabeth's Legacy of Hope - helping child amputees walk and go to school http://elizabethslegacyofhope.orgParallel London is a very special event. It’s truly inclusive with people of all abilities taking part: people on their own two legs, people in wheelchairs, with walking frames, with crutches, and on running blades or normal prosthetics.

Before the races (10km, 5km, 1km and super sensory 1km) participants did group warm-ups, jumping and laughing and waving their arms around. Everyone was in a great mood and the weather conditions were perfect. Our runners particularly enjoyed running through the Olympic Park, and in the final stretch they were cheered by an amazing crowd of people.

After the event, Julie said: “It was an amazing day and what kept me running was being able to run alongside so many brave and inspiring people. It was great to take part and raise awareness of ELoH and disabled sport for all.”

Izzy said: “I’m not really a runner, so Parallel London was the perfect event: it’s all about fun and inclusivity and just making it around the course, no matter what. You run alongside people of all abilities and ages and it is a brilliantly supportive atmosphere and very, very inspiring! I think it was because of that atmosphere that I managed to run my first ever 10k – and still have a big smile on my face at the end of it, despite being absolutely knackered.”


And much more

Parallel London for Elizabeth's Legacy of Hope - helping child amputees walk and go to school http://elizabethslegacyofhope.orgParallel London is not just a race – it’s a full day celebration of people of all abilities. After the race, Julie, Kat, Randy and Izzy enjoyed a free festival with plenty of activities to raise awareness about disability and promote inclusiveness. They included meeting differently abled people, trying out sports such as sitting down volleyball, and trying different assistive devises.

Randy said: “I really enjoyed the race and it was great to see such a wide range of people participating together. This sort of event is fantastic not only for raising awareness but for encouraging diversity and inclusiveness in society!”

At ELoH we would like to send a big thank you to our runners, who helped raise the profile and some money for child amputees in developing countries. Thanks to you, more child amputees will be able to walk and go to school!


Do you want to take part?

After this year’s success, ELoH is looking to bring together a team for the 2018 Parallel London. If you, your friends or colleagues are interested, email Emilie on emilie(at)elizabethslegacyofhope.org.

You can also find out about other challenges, including cycling, trekking and overseas events, on our website: www.elizabethslegacyofhope.org/challenge-events/