Fundraising Roundup

Sheffield Half Marathon

Our thanks go to Steve Ford from Sheffield, who recently completed the Sheffield Half Marathon. He was supported by his friend Simon Devilly and the Landlord, Landlady and customers of The Ale House in Sheffield.

“Our appreciation goes to Steve, Simon and all at The Ale House for their generosity and for completing such an achievement.  Thank you for supporting Fable. “ 

Steve raised a fantastic £971.80. 

Five Weirs Walk

Sunday 21st August 2011, we really enjoyed the Five Weirs Walk, the chatter and the company was most pleasant. Over 25 people took part, plus some little ones came along for the ride, along with Reggie the dog. Thankfully it was a glorious day with the sun shining down on us. Thanks to all those that took part and to Irwin Mitchell Solicitors for providing the goodie bags and Westfield health for their contribution.To Costco for the water and crisps to keep us going and to the Holiday Inn Express for our most welcome refreshments at the end. We could not have wished for a better day. Our successful walk is all down to those that took part and their sponsors, raising a fantastic £1100.00

Cheers everyone. Thank you for going the Extra Mile for Fable!


Sainsbury Local at Crookes Sheffield choose Fable as their charity of the year in June 2010
Through collection tins and a “Go the Extra Mile” day
Thank you to all the staff and customers who supported the fundraising we are very grateful.
They raised a superb £614.09.

Fable’s 16th Anniversary Blue Rose Ball

Saturday 21st May 2011
Royal Victoria Holiday Inn Hotel Sheffield
“Hope brings new possibilities”

Saturday 21st May was fable’s 16th anniversary Gala Ball. The evening held at the Royal Victoria Holiday Inn Sheffield was a superb night. The five course meal was exquisite and the entertainment from DJ Jimmy Rich and fable’s own patron Mr Paul Pashley was exceptional. We are very grateful to our honoured guest who attended on the night, the Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Sheffield Councillor Sylvia Dunkley and our patron Pollyanna Pickering. Our thanks also go to Mr Steve Smith for hosting the event and to all the staff who volunteered on the night.

Aquanauts Swimming Club in Nottingham

Aquanauts Swimming Club

The rookie club which takes place on Sunday Evening’s at Ken Martins Leisure Centre in Nottingham decided to organise a sponsored swim in order to raise money for fable. 

The organiser of the event ‘Maureen Weaver’ is pictured presenting the cheque to Kerry Turner who attends swimming lessons with Maureen at the centre Kerry is personally linked to the charity as she is a VNS recipient.

“We are truly grateful for the support the club and Kerry and her family have shown to Fable, and the money they raised is a fantastic amount which will help fable assist more patients
throughout the UK.”

Fable Charity would like to sincerely thank and congratulate Aquanauts Swimming Club in Nottingham for raising a staggering


Emily Thornton

We would like to say a special thank you to Emily Thornton who ran the Edinburgh Half Marathon on Sunday the 10th of April 2011, she has raised a phenomenal amount of funds for our charity. giving site which is

Emily Thornton who ran the Edinburgh Marathon raised a staggering

Susan Newton

of Sheffield participated in the Sheffield Half Marathon and the QE2 Sprint Triathlon which took place on the 5th of June.

Susan Newton who ran the Sheffield Marathon raised a massive

Sheffield Half Marathon Runners

Mark Herring

of Sheffield decided to take part in the Marathon and has chosen to raise funds for our cause and St Lukes Hospice in Sheffield.  We would also like to thank his friend Clare Wood for suggesting he supported our cause and for all of her help with the fundraising.

Mark Herring Raised

 Richard Crann

Ran the SIG Insulations Sheffield Half Marathon one of the biggest participation events in Sheffield’s sporting calendar, with city centre landmarks and roads lined with enthusiastic spectators to support elite, club and local runners.

Thank you to Richard, Mark and Susan

Alan Butler

We would like to say an absolutely massive well done and congratulations to Alan Butler from Wooten Bassett, on achieving such fantastic fundraising in aid of Fable Charity.

“His achievements are fantastic and we are truly grateful for his support, the money Alan has raised will be used to help and support those affected by Epilepsy.” 

Sarah Green – Operations Manager.

“One reason for choosing to support fable is that our daughter Vikki suffers from epilepsy and this makes it kind of personal and close to my heart.” Alan Butler.

He has raised a staggering £3814.00 by taking part in a number of organised marathons and challenges.


Munich Marathon

James Ollerenshaw

We would like to wish James Ollerenshaw and his colleagues a massive Well Done for completing the Munich Marathon in aid of fable, in just 1 hour and 30 minutes. 

We are very grateful to James and his team for their fantastic efforts.

“This is a fantastic achievement, one which the team should be very proud of themselves.  We are grateful for their support and the money they raised will be used to help and support people affected by Epilepsy.” Sarah Green – Operations Manager

They raised a staggering £1690.00 for our charity.


Virgin London Marathon

Richard Cran

We would like to say a massive big thank you and well done to Richard Crann from Sheffield for completing the Virgin London Marathon.

We are truly grateful for his valuable support and would like to thank a number of people who helped with his fundraising.

Thank you goes too, Karen O'Halloran, NDT Aerospace for donating a flight in a tiger moth as a raffle prize, to everyone else who kindly donated prizes for Richards raffle and to everyone at Sheffield Central Area Housing for their support. Well done Richard you should be proud of your achievement.

Richard raised a £1000.00 for Fable by completing this challenge.

Wenlock Edge from Craven Arms to Much Wenlock

David Barrie

We would like to say a big massive thank you and well done to who completed a 27 mile run over Wenlock Edge from Craven Arms to Much Wenlock on the 7th of July.  It was a very hot day and the route was  very hilly. However he completed it in 4hours and 50mins, which was only an hour or so behind the leader. 

We are truly grateful for his support and praise him on this magnificent achievement. 

He raised over £300.00 for fable by completing this challenge. 

Jack & Sami’s Great South Run.

Jack Wilmshurst and Sami Pybus


Fable would like to say a huge thank you to Sami Pybus and Jack Wilmshurst for competing in the Great South Run on Sunday the 28th of October 2012

The fast and flat 10 mile route takes in the iconic sites of the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard including Portsmouth Cathedral, Spinnaker Tower and the HMS Victory- which in 2011 played host to the HM Band of Royal Marines, who performed for passing runners.

The final flat stretch along the sea front has given thousands of people the opportunity to get a personal best time for more than twenty years.

Thank you to you both for your super fundraising which will help us help those affected by Epilepsy

They chose to raise funds for our cause and raised a fabulous £301.00 which we are very proud of their achievements.

Charity Cycle - Newcastle to London

Between the 21st and 25th of May 2012 (National Epilepsy Week) members of Stocksbridge Cycling Club rode from Newcastle to London, via the offices of one of the club sponsors, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors.  They stopped in Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, and Birmingham before the final and longest leg into the capital, where a reception attended by fable patron Ms Barbara Windsor greeted the weary cyclists.

Their journey was as follows
Monday 21st May – Newcastle to Leeds 107 miles
Tuesday 22nd May – Leeds to Manchester 50 miles
Wednesday 23rd May – Manchester to Sheffield 45 miles
Thursday 24th May – Sheffield to Birmingham 98 miles
Friday 25th May – Birmingham to London 113 miles

Further financial support was received from Next, Claremont Sports Medicine and Performance Centre and Sage Cycles meaning that all donations received for the challenge came directly to the charity.

Fable was chosen as the charity to support, as it is very close to the heart of the clubs founder member, whose partner’s son died of Epilepsy. 
“We are truly grateful for the support of the Stocksbridge Cycling Club by undertaking this challenge they not only raised valuable funds for the charity, it helped raise awareness of Epilepsy across the country. 

Their magnificent efforts raised just over staggering £7333.
Well done to everyone”
Sandra Howard OLM –Founder Trustee