Saturday, January 14, 2012

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

Family launch walk in memory of mum

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On my maternal side my great grandfather James Henry Freemantle Treacher ( 1847 - 1917 ) had a second marriage in 1902 to Amelia Florence Fanny Elkins.

Amelia was one of six daughters born to Sarah and Adolphus Felix Elkins and lived during the second half of the 1800s at Mud Cottage, Felicia Park, Hardway, Gosport.

Three of Amelia’s sisters ie Aurora Felicia Minnie Elkins (b 1867 ) Annie Constance Lily Elkins ( b1869 ) and Augusta Frances Edith Elkins ( b1873 ) married John Hayward in 1890, Charles George Lawson in 1892 and James Edward Wright in 1906 respectively and I would love to hear from any of their descendants who perhaps would give me later information and also share information that I have gathered.

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I did not know I had a brother until five years ago. After meeting for the first time we drifted apart. Lee, who is now in his late 20s or early 30s and who, when I knew him, lived in either West Leigh or Leigh Park.

Our father is called David.

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