Little Miss Bump
The media have been brilliant in helping Annabelle’s Challenge achieve what it was originally set out to do and the timing was always centred around May 2013 EDS Awareness Month.
5th May 2013, reporter Vikki White of the Sunday People wrote about Annabelle’s Challenge resulting in a double page spread helping the challenge and raise awareness nationally.
Annabelle, the little girl who could die as she plays
Annabelle's story featured in the Manchester Evening News 15th April 2013 by reporter Mia de Graaf with the headlines 'Annabelle, The little girl who could die as she plays'
Hard hitting headline and story helping to raise awareness.
A 'Ticking Time Bomb'
The Bury Times ran a front page story 'A Ticking Time Bomb' on Thursday 25th April 2013.
Annabelle featured on the front page which was a little strange to see when you walk in to a store and see her looking at you with a cheeky smile amongst all the newspapers! The Bury Times is a big one for us as it is our local paper and we will every now and then need to call on the help of local businesses and the people of Bury to assist in Annabelle's Challenge.
We personally give a heartfelt thank you to Tui Benjamin reporter Bury Times for helping us raise awareness in our home town.
Annabelle was recently treated to a special day out after being named a 'local hero' in The Rock Bury treat yourself Tuesday campaign.
It was an amazing day for Annabelle, the face of Annabelle's Challenge with Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and we are so proud of her!
Challenge pays off for fundraisers.
Reported by Tui Benjamin, Bury Times 19th June 2014.
The UK has a new charity with a five-year-old little girl from Bury at its heart.
Reported by Tui Benjamin, Bury Times 27th May 2014.
Girl who could be killed by playground bump enjoying her first year at school.
Reported by Tui Benjamin, Bury Times 9th May 2014.
Running for Annabelle
The Bury Times 6th June 2013 featured 'Running for Annabelle' covering the Great Manchester 10k Run raising awareness and funds for EDS UK.
£6k raised as tot battles disease
The Bury Times 20th June 2013 featured '£6k raised as tot battles disease' covering the awareness campaign of Annabelle's Challenge & the auction charity night.
Are you tough enough to help little Annabelle?
The Bury Times 29th August 2013 features the challenge to find volunteers & fundraisers to join the team Blood Sweet & Stupidity for the Tough Mudder in October 2013 raising awareness and funds for Annabelle's Challenge & EDS UK.
Hannah on the run to help Annabelle
The Bury Times 19th September 2013 features Hannah Alderson who ran in the Salford Quays 10k run for Annabelle's Challenge and EDS UK raising £500.
No lie-in for Annabelle's Angels at ASDA Bury
On Saturady 28th September 2013 volunteers gave up a Saturday morning lie-in to pack bags for shoppers at ASDA Bury and raised £375.
Revellers rise to Challenge
Follow up story on 15th November 2013 highlighting the success of Annabelle's Challenge Charity Ball and the amount raised for EDS UK.
AJ’s smile helps light up centre!
Bury Times Thursday 28th November 2013 features The switch-on of Mill Gate centre’s Christmas lights with Tower FM. AJ was on stage along with our family to raise awareness of EDS and Annabelle’s Challenge.
Annabelle’s Challenge Charity Ball
Lancashire Living ‘100th Edition’ December 2013 features Annabelle’s Challenge Charity Ball held recently at The Albert Halls, Bolton.
Students pitch in for Ryan
Bury Times 14th December 2013 features Annabelle's Brother's dodgeball bid to raise cash to help Annabelle fund with BuryCollege students.
Emilia is on song to raise funds for AJ
Bury Times 9th January 2014 features AJ and Emilia 'on song to raise funds for AJ'