"Kissypuppy The Sophie Rolf Trust"

Sophie Rolf's page

Aaron Rolf

GM John with his Students and parents present a cheque to Aaron Rolf for £900 for the "Kissypuppy Sophie Rolf Trust"

After the loss of GM John's Wife Lorraine's mother "Edna Julier" and the loss of a beautiful little Girl Sophie Rolf, GM John decided to teach for a full month in February 2014 and hold a ladies self defence class with all donations going to the "Kissypuppy Sophie Rolf trust". At the end of the month GM John was left very proud and speechless at the amazing efforts and generosity of everyone at the club. A total amount of £900 was raised and on Sunday 16th March 2014 we had the pleasure of meeting Aaron, Gemma and Jack Rolf to present them with a cheque for thier fantastic charity.

Little Sohpie lost her battle against an inoperable brain tumour at just 6 years old.
After the loss of their own little butterfly Sophie's parents are helping other children and families in the same situation. Aaron and Gemma are able to continue their fantastic work for their very own charity helping other children at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice on the Ise of Wight just through donations. What an amazing family and inspiration to us all.

Please read the story below and then if you are able, please make a donation to help the "Kissypuppy Sophie Rolf trust" do as much as they can for other children with life shortening conditions, please click the link at the bottom of this page to make your donation. Thank you.

May your little angel shine bright for you always.

GM John




A short story taken from the "Kissypuppy" website during Sophies jourey.

Sophie Rolf is a beautiful, happy, larger than life little girl who, a few months before her 5th birthday, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. She has responded to therapy well and most importantly with courage and a smile that has inspired all of those around her.

Unfortunately the prognosis is still poor. What this devastating process has highlighted to Sophie's family, is the limited healthcare options available for children living or dying from life limiting conditions on the island.

Currently, children from the Isle of Wight travel to Naomi's House in Winchester for respite or end of life care, which for Sophie and her family would be a three hour journey each way.

The Earl Mountbatten Hospice is an independent charity providing comprehensive end-of-life healthcare for the Isle of Wight community. They support and care for adults living with and dying from a life-limiting illness and they are looking at how they can extend these services to children by 2015.

We appreciate the phenomenal support for Sophie and her family from the Community on the Isle of Wight and the wider support we have received. We would now like to raise funds together with the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, to create an Island based solution that would support children on the Isle of Wight with life limiting conditions and provide end of life care.

The severity of Sophie's rare condition means that in the interim, a space may be needed to support Sophie and her family in her final days.

KissyPuppy is raising money for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. This could go towards things like transforming a space into a child friendly residence that would bridge the gap whilst new long term services are developed on the Isle of Wight.

Donations would be very much appreciated and we thank you for your continued support.