Event Date: Nov 24th 2018
Saturday 24th November 2018, 7pm to Midnight
Freemasons Hall, Corn Mill Yard, Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors BB5 5HX
If you have any queries at all please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our 4th Annual Walk for Milly, to celebrate her 15th birthday and raise money for this great charity will take place on Sunday 4th November at 12 noon. We have decided to keep the route the same as last year, its child and dog family and is approximately 5 miles. Food is provided after the walk for a small donation, there will also be a firework display once the sun has gone down! Sponsorship is optional, if you would like a form please drop us a message and we will send on out to you. We are really looking forward to seeing you all again on what is one of our most successful family events. The event will start at The Royal Pub, 2 Station Road, Great Harwood, Blackburn. BB6 7BA.
On Saturday 17 June 2017 at The Foxfields Hotel we are proud to be hosting our first Rainbow Ball. It promises to be a great evening with live entertainment from Lewis Birtwell, there will be an auction, a raffle and lots of other surprises. The cost of a ticket is £35 which includes all entertainment, and a three course meal with coffee. Rooms are available for the evening but need to be booked with the hotel, when booking please quote Milly’s Smiles Ball. We would love to see you all there, for tickets please contact Kath Thomas on 07703 322997 or contact us via our facebook page.
March 20th 2017 will be 2 years since Milly had her stem cell transplant. To honour her daughter’s bravery and to raise awareness of the charity and all the children who are diagnosed with a cancer related illness, Milly’s mum will be undertaking a Tandem Sky Dive on 19th March. Milly was so brave throughout her whole cancer journey, not least during her transplant and so to recognise and honour her daughter, Lorraine has decided that every year she will undertake some kind of personal challenge. This challenge will see her jumping 11,000 feet from an aeroplane and reaching speeds of up to 120mph! Lorraine will be joined by a good friend of Milly’s from Ward 84, Melissa Sutton. Melissa was being treated for a rare form of bone cancer at the same time as Milly was being treated and the 2 became good friends keeping each other smiling through the difficult days. Melissa wanted to do something to raise money for Milly’s Smiles and what could be better than jumping from a plane at 11,000 feet!
On Saturday 11 March 2017, we are hosting a fantastic event that’s not to be missed. We are lucky enough to have secured the talents of Magician to the Stars and Fellow of Infinite Jest, Mr Barrington Powell. Barrington is well known in the world of magic and has entertained and thrilled people all around the world with his magical shows. The evening takes place at 7.30pm at Great Harwood Golf Club, Whalley Road, Great Harwood. BB6 7TE and includes entertainment, including live music, a disco and a potatoe pie supper. Adult tickets are £6 and child tickets £4, for families comprising of more than 2 children family tickets will be available at £20. For tickets please contact Lorraine on 07555541987, Kath on 07703322997, John on 07821856716 or Helen on 07801031198. Or you can message us via our facebook page. We look forward to seeing you there.
One year ago, the worst thing that could ever happen to a parent, happened to me. On September 20th 2015 at 9.26am my daughter took her last breath and her heart stopped beating, my heart broke but it carried on beating.
Unless you have lost a child no-one can ever understand the deep soul searing pain that envelops you, your child that you brought into this world has gone, not in this lifetime will you ever again hear their laughter, comfort them and smother them in kisses, wave them off to school, college, watch them fall in love, get married and have their own children. The loss of your child is also the loss of your past, your present and your future.
Since losing Milly, I have learnt the real true value of family and friends, I have seen friends become family, friends who I least expected have been there for me through some very dark heart wrenching times. People surprise you during times when you almost..almost don’t think your going to make it through to the next hour, because the pain is so all consuming and you cannot imagine how life can continue without your child.
Losing a child changes you forever, changes your life forever. I am slowly learning to live a different life.
I don’t post personal feelings often on this page but today is different …the charity to me is personal. Its about Milly. It’s entire ethos is about love, my love for Milly and Milly’s love for life. Milly is the reason the charity is here, and that makes it very personal. The charity, whilst helping families who have been given the devastating news that their child has cancer, also allows me to honour Milly’s life. I can tell her story, speak about how amazing she was and how much love she brought into people’s lives, especially mine. It is truly a privilege to be Milly’s mum, and if given the chance and knowing the painful outcome I would do it all again in a heartbeat.
So today it’s personal…it’s about my daughter Milly ❤️❤️❤️👼❤️❤️❤️
We are holding our 2nd annual sponsored walk on Sunday 6 November 2016 at 11am. Last year this event was hugely successful, thanks to the fantastic support from many people. The walk was the beginning of Milly’s Smiles and we have since gone from strength to strength, making a difference to over 50 families from the North West, whose child has been diagnosed with a cancer related illness.
November 6th is Milly’s 13th birthday we would love you to join us on the walk and celebrate this occasion for Milly. We will be leaving and returning to The Plough, in Great Harwood, the route will be announced within the next few weeks. There will be hot food at the end of the walk for a £1 donation, and of course for all those old enough a well deserved beer!
We would love as many runners as possible to join the event, wearing Milly’s Smiles T-shirts. Milly watched the race last year as it was done for Ward 84 – Millys Ward, and a video was shown of Milly ringing the end of treatment bell. She would be so excited to know that we have a team of runners in her shirts running for her charity.
Our fashion show was a huge success – we have raised over £1660.00. Our compere for the evening Mrs Smith was a total hit with the audiences and had them in the palm of her hand. Dancers and models were very beautiful and professional and put on an amazing display of dances for everyone. A fantastic evening was had by all who came a we thank you so very much for supporting us.
What a fantastic turnout we had for our first Milly’s Smiles Event, our sponsored 5 mile walk. People braved the elements, wrapped up warm and joined in the fun, we had prams, people on crutches, young children and everyone walked 5 miles for Millys Smiles, thank you so much for your support. We were even lucky with the weather being kind to us, especially after the torrential rain before and after the walk, think Milly may have played a part in that! An amazing amount of money was raised from the walk £8061. Some of the money has gone straight to Ronald McDonald House to fund a room in Millys name and the remainder is with Milly’s Smiles – with which we can now start making our Welcome Packs for the families on Ward 84. This event will become an annual event, so watch out for next year, because we have much more planned!