Martha McCarthy

Martha McCarthy

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Elliot Runs to Support Martha

Elliot, Martha's cousin, has just completed the first of ten sponsored one kilometre runs in support of Martha
Elliot (second from the right) running his first race
Elliot's AMAZING efforts have already raised several hundred pounds towards Martha's Magic Steps.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Little Stars Peter and Grace support Martha

Peter and his sister Grace from a local school in Ascot have been making Christmas stars and selling them to their friends, family and people at school to raise money for Martha's Magic Steps

Stars made by Peter and Grace
As a result of all their hard work, Peter and Grace presented Martha with a cheque for an AMAZING £120

Peter and Grace presenting Martha with their cheque
A big thank you to Peter and Grace and to everyone who bought a star for Martha

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Martha goes to Great Ormond Street Hospital Again

Martha is due to be admitted to Great Ormond Street hospital on 7th December for further tests and investigations into her complex health issues relating to her rare chromosome micro-deletion.
Martha at a previous visit to GOSH
Martha will then be back at GOSH in January for further follow up and treatment

X Factor contestants UNION J show support for Martha

X Factor contestants UNION J have contacted Martha to show their support for her findraising by raffling a signed picture at the recent Sunninghill Street Fayre that took place on 18th November

X Factor contestants UNION J

The X Factor foursome – Josh, George, Jaymi and JJ – are supporting local girl Martha from Sunninghill.

Josh’s mum Kathryn Browne says,”the boys are just thrilled to be helping Martha. We are having a stall at the Victorian Christmas Fair in Sunninghill this Sunday November 18th from noon to 4pm.
A signed photo of the boys will be raffled at the Fair. Proceeds from the raffle will be split in half between Martha McCarthy and two other charities which the Sunninghill Fair are supporting.

As long as the boys get through this weekend then FASBAT, a local musical theatre group, will be streaming the X Factor live to their members in Cordes Hall in Sunninghill on November 24th, and we will be looking to raise funds for Martha at this event too.”
Martha’s mum, Angela McCarthy is very excited by Union J’s support, “ we are so delighted that the band is going to help Martha.”

Martha appears on front page of Ascot News

Martha's fundraising appeal through the Tree of Hope appeared on the front page of the Ascot News on 8th November 2012

Martha on the front page of the Ascot News
The article has generated awareness of Martha in the local community and we have received many of good wishes. For more details visit

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Martha had a fun half term holiday spending the weekend at the Bluebells holiday home and taking a day trip to Peppa Pig World.
Martha at Peppa Pig World
Martha enjoying time in the Bluebells pool


Saturday, 27 October 2012

Welcome to Martha's Blog

Welcome to Martha's blog - we will be using this to keep you all up to date on how Martha is getting on.