News from Crete
After 5 years in remission Josh re visited Saras Hope Retreat
Josh stayed at Sara's Retreat two years ago with his mum and stepdad after completing his treatment for leukaemia ...It was his wish to teturn to celebrate his five years in remission and he realised his dream when he returned in September with his family .They had a fab time .revisited his favourite places and met old friends and made many new friends .He also ran in Sara' s Rainbow ran with his dad Neil which was a proud achievement.Josh said that his week at Sara's Retreat changed his life and gave him the confidence to move forward ...he now has a good job and a lovely girlfriend in the UK .A true star and a lovely and inspirational young man
Featured here with Julie Hoburn one of the Founders of Saras Hope Foundation and also receiving his certificate and medal for completing the Rainbow Run
Trevor & Yvie Bains raised over €3000 for the New Retreat Building fund
Yvie was sponsored to have her head shaved in aid of Saras Hope Foundation. This no mean act raised over €3000 and Yvie have asked that this goes towards the new retreat fund so as to help more families have that special time.
David Culling presented Yvie & Trevor with a certificate commemorating this great acheivement
The Amazing UpHighs tour in September raise an incredible €2337
John and Matt returned to the island for the second time this year especially to perform for Sara. Over the six events Theuphighs performed to over 500 people and as always really did Sara's charity proud.It was extra special as two of Sara's families went to the shows .We are so proud to have John and Matt as ambassadors of the Foundation
A fantastic £1000 donation from Mr & Mrs Bolton towards the New Retreat.
We can not thank you enough for the magnificent work you do in helping us help other.
Malcolm & Christine Bolton Have asked that this money be put towards the New Retreat building fund.
So far Malcolm & Christine have raised an enormous £4000
The cheque is being received by Dimitris Papadgiannis who is our Ambassador on Crete.
Also present Julie and Ged Hoburn the Retreat Managers.
The first entrant to sign up for Saras Rainbow Run to be held on the 17th September
is Maddie of Maddies Taverna Kefalas. Maddie will be wearing her lucky No9.
Maddie has supported Saras Hope Foundation with events and sponsorship for many years
Maddie is the one in the blue vest
Why not sponsors her for the run
At last our dreams are becoming reality
In conjunction with LifeStyle Homes who are our chosen consultants for this very exciting project we have now acquired the plot of land for the construction of our New Retreat.
The contract is signed for the New Retreat
It has taken a long time getting to this point however we are now well on the way to achieving our goal of a New Custom Built Retreat in Crete for those children and families who need it the most.
Today 6th August the contract for the building of the New Retreat between Saras Hope Foundation and LifeStyle Homes has been signed. This makes a new beginning for Saras Hope Foundation in Crete and with the help of all our loyal supporters on the island we will achieve this very soon
Sara`s Summer Extravaganza
Wow - what an amazing success !
The Uphighs Summer Tour in aid of Saras Hope Foundation
The amazing Uphighs started the Summer Tour on Crete with a fantastic night at the White Lady Fancy Rainbow Dress party on 1st June. As always the White Lady put on a great evening with the Uphighs performing all evening. The event was a sell and and supported by all our loyal fans and helpers in the Rethymno area. A big thanks to everyone who made this a truly memorable event.
Cameron & Arthur Raise £1000 on sponsored walk
Cameron and Lorraine his wife have been holidaying in Crete for 24 years and our two boys have enjoyed lots of great times there. Last year Cameron decided that after meeting Ged and Julie at one of Matt and John’s (The Uphighs) shows in the White Lady Taverna, that he would like to do something to raise money for Sara’s Hope Foundation so that other children could experience what our boys have had. Cameron and his friend Arthur decided that they would walk from Rethymnon Harbour to Fantastico Taverna and back down the mountain via Maroulas and Adele back to the White Lady. They completed the walk on Saturday (3/6/17) and were rewarded with a big beer and a warm welcome, as always, in the White Lady. We would like to thank all our family (home and abroad), friends and colleagues for their very generous sponsorship and to let you know that the boys raised £1000 for this great charity
£1000 Donation to the 400 Appeal from Cretan Corner Taverna
Sue Harris-Kokotsaki and her family and friends recently presented the charity with a cheque for £1000 which they kindly raised from raffles, and fund raising events .This cash is a pledge to Sara`s 400 Appeal which will help to purchase the property for Sara`s charity in the future