The police are continuing the campaign to reduce the number of drivers using the mobile phone whilst driving. The campaign shows just how many people still choose to use their mobile phones whilst behind the wheel.
The Little Laura Woodland Walk took place on Sunday 7th June and raised over £780 on the day with sponsors still coming in. We would like the thank everyone who came to support Little Laura for making the day such a success.
We donated cheques to Marshlands Special School, Midlands Air Ambulance and RDA (Ingestre) £1,200.00 each from funds raised earlier this year.
We hope to see you all at the quiz night later in the year and at next years woodland walk!!
On the 21st of November 2014 Little Laura hosted the first Quiz Night. This was a great success raising £1418.69 with a great turnout of people. We hope to make this an annual event and look forward to seeing everyone again next year. Thankyou to everyone who attended and donated making the event such a success.
On the 15th October 2014 RDA Ingestre held a Tinkerbell Tournament in memory of Laura. We would like to say a huge thankyou to Tina and all the RDA helpers who arranged and helped in the event as well as Alpha Drive Engineering Services Limited who sponsored the event and bought the rosettes. We know Laura would have loved the event.
On Friday 12 th September The West Midlands Police, Central Motorway Police and Staffordshire Police Crash Course Team held a press release to start a 2 week campaign from 19th September. I went along to support their campaign, and to raise awareness to the public of the dangers and consequences of using a mobile phone while driving behind the wheel of any vehicle. The police invited various press, newspaper, radio and television to hold interviews and took them out in unmarked police cars onto Birmingham roads to see how many people were using mobile phones behind the wheel, and to stop them.
On Sunday 22nd June 2014 Little Laura's Woodland Walk took place on Cannock Chase in order to raise funds for Little Laura. The walk will began at 2:00pm at Birches Valley. We believe over 200 people attended and it was wonderful to see so many people dressed in pink and fairy wings. We were able to donate £1,500 to each of the charities close to Lauras' heart Marshlands Special School, RDA Ingestre and Midlands Air Ambulance from funds raised from the Sky Dive and the selling of handmade jewellery. Funds are still being collected in from the days events. The total raised was £4,138 Many thanks for everyone who attended, your support means a great deal.
On Sunday June 15th 2014 two of Laura’s close friends, Gemma Hall and Suzi Pugh, and her aunt Sarah Noble will be doing a sponsored skydive in Banbury. They are funding this themselves and 100% of donations will be going to the charities.
We have had an amazing morning, The girls did amazing, See photos below and video clips. An amazing £4,000.00 plus has been pledged to the girls as sponsor money.
Thank you to Michelle for arranging our visit to the Midlands Air Ambulance. We truly appreciate everything they did to try save our daughter Laura Thomas, the quick response, and their care and compassion. Thank you for the opportunity of meeting you all.
The picture below shows the doctor and paramedic who attended the crash site and tried to save Laura's life.
On Laura's 21st birthday we were invited to Hagley Park Academy (Laura's High School) to plant a cherry blossom tree in memory of Laura. The whole family were invited and we released pink balloons into the sky for Laura. It was an emotional and memorable moment and one we will never forget and we would like to thank Mr Astley (Head Teacher) for arranging this.
Many members of the family then went to Cannock Ink to get tattoos in memory of Laura. This was the first time any of us had had a tattoo, 7 of us had one which included Laura's Granddad (see Tinkerbell Tattoo)
Registered charity number: 1164678