Mitchell’s Miracles is a charity that continually raises awareness of Neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer that affects around 100 children in the UK annually. Neuroblastoma is a cancer of the specialised nerve cells, called neuro crest cells. These cells are involved in the development of the nervous system and other tissues.
Unfortunately, the causes of Neuroblastoma are still unknown, but we do our best to provide financial and emotional support to the families and children affected by this rare childhood cancer. Mitchell’s Miracles managed to support 9 families from Birmingham Children’s Hospital, 11 families from Great Ormond Street, we saw a rise in admissions from Bristol Children’s Hospital in 2021 and we provided support to many families under the care of other Children’s Specialist Cancer Hospitals.
Although Neuroblastoma is still a rare cancer, we are hearing more and more cases being highlighted by the media and by families who apply for financial and emotional support from Mitchell’s Miracles.
It is vital that we continue to raise awareness of Neuroblastoma so the signs and symptoms can be caught early, with a higher chance of survival.
Thank you for taking the time to read about this very important topic.
With the amazing, continued support and aid of the marvellous fundraiser Norman James, Mitchell’s Miracles held its 4th Annual Golfing Tournament on Friday 6th August 2021 at Top Meadow Golf Course. The Tournament keeps getting better and better every year and even though COVID tried its hardest to derail us, we prevailed and still managed to make the event happen due to the wonderful, hardworking, and dedicated Norman James. As usual all of Norman’s spare time went into making this tournament an amazing event and we cannot thank him enough!
The day started at 8:00am with getting the players registered, handing them their scorecards and goodie bags. Then the players headed to the restaurant for their tea, coffee, cereal and full English breakfast.
At 10:00am the first players made their way to the first tee. They were then staggered up until 11:44am, being the last tee off time.
The Mitchell’s Miracles Team had a great view from the first tee, we watched all the players go off to start their round of golf and captured some fantastic photos as they started. As the round came to an end, we greeted the players on the 18th hole. The first four ball came off at 2:30pm, after a challenging 4 and a half hours on the course during the rain? The Tournament attendees were certainly looking forward to spending some well deserved time at the 19th hole.
The last of the players entered the clubhouse at around 5:00pm, where they were all seated on the front terrace of the clubhouse and a delicious 3 course meal was served. After everyone had refuelled, Norman started the presentation.
We would also like to take the opportunity to thank the following supporters for their wonderful donations:
-The Goodmayes Masonic Lodge for their £100 donation
-A member of the Masonic Lodge for their donation of £20
-Another member of the Lodge, Micky Roach, for his £40 donation
-Ali Barbers, Romford for their gift donation
-Starbucks, Romford (The Brewery) for their gift donation
-Sainsbury's, Romford for their gift donation
- Our sponsor “Keystones Property” for their £250 donation
- “Tony LeVoi”, Romford for their £250 donation
A great Charity Golfing Tournament was had by all and managed to raise an outstanding £1,612.