The Palmer Children's Trust was founded by Rachel and Julian Palmer following the loss of their daughter, Emilia. Emilia suffered from a very rare lung disease which took her from her parents and sister, Alexandra, a little over 7 months from diagnosis. Through Rachel and Julian's experiences, the Trust focuses on important areas when families are faced with a child or young person who has a life limiting disease or terminal illness.
Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG)
Having cycled LEJOG on static bikes with the staff from Andrews Ritson, this year Julian goes one further by joining up with Nick and Matt Duggan and Adam Jones to cycle 942 miles in 9 days. They have provisional set the following route:
Day 1: Land’s End to Okehampton (112 miles)
Day 2: Okehampton to Bristol (105 miles)
Day 3: Bristol to Shrewsbury (109 miles)
Day 4: Shrewsbury to Lancaster (104 miles)
Day 5: Lancaster to Moffat (109 miles)
Day 6: Moffat to Loch Lomond (97 miles)
Day 7: Loch Lomond to Fort William (96 miles)
Day 8: Fort William to Lairg (116 miles)
Day 9: Lairg to John O Groats (94 miles)
The route has just over 39,000 ft of ascent – that’s like cycling up Mount Everest and a third of the height again.
The team are aiming to raise £10,000. If you would like to support the guys, how amout 1p, 2p or more per mile? Click here to their dedicated sponsorship page.
Vitality British 10k London Run
We are very excited that we have managed to obtain 6 places for this year’s Vitality British 10k Run. It is a fantastic route starting outside the Guards and Calvary Club on Piccadilly, then past the Bomber Command memorial at St James’ Park on past St James’ Palace then down to Trafalgar Square and Nelson’s Column. From there runners pass the Golden Jubilee Bridge and on to St Paul’s Cathedral before running down White Lion Hill and then over Westminster Bridge to Houses of Parliament, round a bit of U turn circling Parliament Square then on to Whitehall, past Down Street and The Cenotaph with the finish line at Banqueting House. All in all a pretty fantastic sightseeing run.
We have 2 places left for 2016 and 12 places for the 2017 and 2018 runs. If you would like to run this fantastic 10k route, please contact us.
What we do
We are here to support families caring for children or young people who have been diagnosed with life limiting or terminal illness.
We supply paediatric wards with iPads, Kindles and IT to help children and young people communicate with their friends, families and schools; and wheelchairs and other equipment for the homes of children or young people.
We arrange transportation of children or young people with life limiting or terminal illness and their parents and siblings to attend in and out patient appointments, transplant assessments and treatment away from their local hospital. We can help with transportation, accommodation and substance whilst away from home.
Our focus is on rare diseases affecting children and young people. We are supported by leading paediatric consultants and professors of paediatrics and pathology in focusing our resources on translational research.
Some of our supporters
Chester based solicitors Freeman Jones provide client focused legal services to its private clients and businesses. Making a will is a simple way of supporting the Palmer Children’s Trust. Read more
Supercar Drive Days offer driving experiences across the UK and South Africa. Choose from Ferraris, Lamborghinis and more. The company supports us through fundraising events and experience vouchers. Read more
Andrews Ritson are located in the Shropshire town of Bridgnorth. Known primarily for their commercial legal advice, they have recently added a full private client division. Make a will through Andrews Ritson and we receive a donation. Read more
The oldest teddy bear company in the country hand make beautiful bears including Rosie our fundraising bear. Read more