Elin Rose Appeal


This fundraising page builds on the previous Virgin Money Giving page for the Elin Rose Appeal. The overall total can now be found at www.elinrose.co.uk/support. Thank you so much for your unbelievable support and incredible fundraising.

The Elin Rose Appeal was launched in 2013 to help our daughter Elin.

In 2011, Elin - who was then aged 5 - was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. With incredible positivity, Elin faced seven chemotherapy combinations, radiotherapy and surgery to remove part of a bone in her leg. Her cartwheels and smiles amazed us all.

We created the Elin Rose Appeal to allow us to access further treatment options for Elin, and for future research into Ewings Sarcoma. Over £133,000 has now been raised, through the incredible efforts of friends and family - it is an amazing total and we are so grateful to so many for their incredible support. In the summer of 2014, helped by this fundraising, we took Elin to the US for further treatment. This helped to treat the lesions in her lungs and gave us huge hope. Elin then continued her treatment in the UK but things suddenly changed in the spring of 2015. The chemotherapy stopped being effective and further treatment was not possible. Elin died peacefully at home in May 2015.

We are completely devastated to lose Elin, who was so full of joy and lived her life to the full - in defiance of the disease that sought to rule it. She has touched so many people, and your response to the appeal gave such hope to us all. The fundraising is now for research into treatments for Ewings Sarcoma. Over recent months, we have been working with the wonderful team at The Royal Marsden and the Institute of Cancer Research and, as a result of the fundraising, we can now help to fund crucial research into treatments for this rare, underfunded and devastating disease. The ICR has just appointed a wonderful PhD student and The Elin Rose PhD Studentship will begin at the Institute of Cancer Research in London, in September 2016. This research will continue until 2020 and we are so grateful to so many for making this happen.

Thank you so much for supporting the Elin Rose Appeal. It honours our beautiful girl in the most precious and positive way.

Sian, Martin and family x

Total donations: £3,115.00

Lucy C


£1000.00 (+ £250.00 giftaid)

Dear Sian and Martin, Thinking of you especially over these last few days as it is just two years since your tragic loss of Elin. Remembering Elin and your family in thoughts and prayers. With love to you and Nia and Andrew. With love, Lucyx

Marian and Family


£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

This is in memory of my wonderful nephew Owen Aaron Smith who passed away in January 2017. He to had succumbed to Ewings Sarcoma and fought hard over 5 years to beat this disease. Our truly wonderful children who should be with us now.



£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Fiona Mc


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Good luck with the run Helen!

Abi & Sean


£30.00 (+ £7.50 giftaid)

For Elin! Well done to all those who ran the rough runner on Saturday!



£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

With love to you all but particularly Helen for running - roughly ! I am very impressed.

Clare, Charlie and Henry



You are fabulous...rough runners. With our love.

Anna Brookes and all the family


£30.00 (+ £7.50 giftaid)

I hope May 14 was fun - I am glad that Elin is still throwing in the challenges for an amazing family x



£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)



£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Love to you all. Great to see you today after your 'Rough Run'. xx


The amount raised above includes the total raised on linked pages where there is a common charity. To see what the charities which this 'Someone special' page supports have each raised from direct donations, see the charity totals below.


Ewing's Sarcoma Research Trust
Total raised: £3115.00

The Ewings Sarcoma Research Trust seeks to raise funds for much needed research into this rare, but curable, form of bone cancer. The charity also seeks to raise awareness amongst those groups most affected, namely teenagers and young adults.

Serena Jemson

Total raised:
£80.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Louise White

Total raised:
£720.00 (excl Gift Aid)


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