Charity Football Match – 26th April

Fighting Back For Jack are going to be strapping on their boots and taking on Tom Ross’ Birmingham City Legends on Sunday 26th April!

Some members of our team will no doubt require the magic bucket throughout the game and be begging for their half time oranges.  Please come along and lend your support and be our 12th man.

The match is being held at The Glades, Lugtrout Lane, Solihull and kick off is at 11am.

The entrance is £5 a family ( 2 adults + children) or £2 adults.  As always, all money raised will go towards the Duchenne Breakthrough Research Fund.

Also, a big thank you to the Solihull Observer for featuring an article about Jack in today’s paper (16/04/2015).

London Marathon 2015

We are pleased to announce that our friend Tony Pearson will be running the London Marathon on behalf of Fighting Back For Jack this year.

Tony offered to run for us to help raise money and awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign’s Breakthrough Research project.

He needs to raise £1600 and we would all greatly appreciate any donation that you can manage.

His JustGiving Page can be found here at https://www.justgiving.com/TonyPearson-London2015/.

Thank you for your continued support.

FBFJ – 2014 Review

In 2014 we began our campaign to help fund a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and we set ourselves a target of raising £10,000 by September 2015.  In only 8 months we have already raised an incredible £9,416.66!

In this time we have taken part in fun run’s, organised a Golf Day, swam the Great Manchester Swim and completed the Birmingham Half Marathon.

In September we officially became a family fund for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and our page can be found here.

We never anticipated the support and generosity that we have received. Simply put we couldn’t have done it without you.  Thank you.

2015 promises great things ahead.  We’re playing a football match against the Birmingham City All Stars, we have organised another Golf Day, we’re throwing a Charity Ball and we’re taking part in the Coast To Coast Challenge.  There are also a couple of other things that we’re working on and we hope to announce these in the future.

Again, thank you for your continued support.  For further information on what we’re getting up to, you can visit our Facebook page here or follow us on Twitter here.

To make a donation and help us fund a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, please visit our Just Giving Page here.

Birmingham Color Run

Today, Saturday 16th Aug, FBFJ and The Nest Nursery took part in the first Birmingham Color Run.

For those of you that haven’t heard of this before it involves participants tackling a 5km course while getting splattered with powder paint at every 1km point.  You start off clean and you end up colourful!

As a spectator, something that really jumped out at me was how happy everyone was.  Everyone seemed to be smiling or laughing from beginning to end.  If they do another one next year, you can guarantee that we will be there!

The Nest Nursery set up their own Just Giving page to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign specifically for this event and set a target of £500.  At the time of writing they have raised an absolutely amazing £984.50!!  Again, thank you to the Nest Nursery and everyone who donated.

Below are some before and after photo’s.  For more pictures please visit our Facebook Page 

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Golf Day at Fulford Heath Golf Club

Yesterday, 17th July, we held our charity Golf event at Fulford Heath Gold Club in Worcestershire.

The weather was absolutely amazing and the turnout was excellent.  We had 16 four-ball teams taking part and we even had a big red London Bus, which was provided by PGS Services.

Although slightly embarrassing, the winning team of the tournament was “The Family Team” with a score of 96!  Congratulations to Paul, Kevin, Bill and Matt on their win!

In addition to the golf tournament we ran two nearest the pin competitions on holes 5 and 11 and a longest drive competition on hole 10.

Nearest The Pin – Hole 5: David Harding
Nearest The Pin – Hole 11: Steve Rhodes
Longest Drive – Hole 10: Ian Taylor

At the end of the day everyone sat down to a 3 course meal followed by the prize giving.

In total we raised an unbelievable £2,422.66p!  A huge thank you to everyone who attended and supported us.  We have been blown away by the generosity and support that we have received and are really pleased with how the day turned out.

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More Fund Raising by The Nest Nursery

Earlier this month, The Nest Nursery at Pype Hayes Children’s Centre, Erdington have raised a further £558.75 following a raffle.

The raffle prize was a week’s free Childcare.  A further £100 was donated, which was raised during last years Christmas Production.

In total The Nest Nursery has raised £1028.29!!!

FBFJ would like to say a massive thank you to The Nest Nursery for their continued support.

World Cup Sweep Stake Winners!

Congratulations to Pete and Emily for winning this years World Cup Sweep Stake.

Holy Family School in Small Heath ran two sweep stakes and both were fortunate to select this years Champions, Germany.

Pete and Emily’s Mom, Claire, collected their winnings on Monday.

In total Holy Family School raised £195!! A big thank you to all who took part.

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Fundraising by The Nest Nursery

FBFJ would like to thank The Nest Nursery at Pype Hayes Children’s Centre, Erdington for organising some stalls at Gunter’s School Summer Fete.

Staff from the Nursery manned three stalls in total: a Muscular Dystrophy stall selling cakes, balloons and pin badges; a Frozen themed sweet and cake stall and also a Tombola stall.  Staff either wore t-shirts supplied by the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign or Frozen inspired costumes.

In total, the Nursery raised £469.54p!!  We can’t thank the The Nest Nursery enough for their support and fund raising efforts so far.

Please see some photos below.

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