A great party for Rosie’s birthday

Rosie Stubbs at her birthday party

Rosie Stubbs at her birthday party

gosport 50-mile charity walk

50-mile charity walk launched in Gosport mums memory

Pictured: Helen Bulbeck from Brainstrust is pictured at Trinity Landing, Isle of Wight, with Jon Jones and his children, 14-year-old Adrienne and 12-year-old Isaac.

The family of a Gosport woman who died of a brain tumour in 2016 have helped the Isle of Wight-based charity she supported to launch a two-day, 50-mile fundraising walk around the island.

 

Jon Jones, his 14-year-old daughter Adrienne and 12-year-old son Isaac, from Lee-on-Solent, Gosport, joined Helen Bulbeck, co-founder and director of services at brainstrust, to launch the charitys third Follow the Seagulls two-day walk, which starts on 1 April and will cover a 50-mile route around the Isle of Wight.

 

Mum Jo Jones, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010, took part in the 2016 Follow the Seagulls walk. She died last summer.

 

Adrienne Jones said: "Mum really enjoyed the walk. It was a challenge for all of us, but it felt good afterwards. I w

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The snow might be fun but a lot of party-organising parents were worried when the flakes fell.

Rosie Stubbs’s mum Lisa thought guests might not be able to make it to the four-year-old’s birthday celebrations.

But by the Saturday before last, Portsmouth’s roads had cleared up and 20 friends and relatives had fun at Portsmouth Rugby Club function room.

The same can’t be said for Rosie’s princess castle cake which was delayed by weather and arrived after the party was over.

But the birthday girl wasn’t too disappointed. ‘We had to quickly buy another cake but it meant she ended up with two so she didn’t mind really,’ said Lisa.

Rosie and her guests enjoyed party games organised by children’s entertainer and magician Silly Scott and then watched a show full of impressive tricks.

Rosie helped out and received a magic wand for being such a good assistant.

n Picture: sillyscott.co.uk

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