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Walk4Louis8 'Think Outside the Box'

Posted by Bob McGurrell on April 24, 2017 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Walk4Louis8 is all planned and the group are limbering up ready for the start on the 21st June and this year will be the first year the group will be surpassing the 200 mile mark in a single walk. They will be setting off from Central London and 11 days later will arrive at the Harrowby Arms, Wolverhampton on the 1st July where a family fun day will be taking place. If you want to get involved with any leg of the walk or would like to come and cheer the guys over the line then please get in touch with them via their social media accounts or by sending them an email [email protected]

The Great Gatsby Ball 2017

Posted by Bob McGurrell on February 1, 2017 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)



The 3rd 4Louis charity ball will take place on the 17th of June 2017 at the Ramside Hall Hotel near Durham. This years ball is themed on the Great Gatsby and everyone will dress to impress. Entertainment will be provided by the fabulous Swing Sensation Jason Issacs and the evening will be compered by Britains Got Talent Finalist comedian / ventriloquist Steve Hewlett. We will also be joined by Bea's Booth who will be on hand to capture your images.


Drinks Reception followed by a sumptuos three course dinner.


Charity auction and amazing raffle prizes available.


Tickets are available at £45.00 each with tables of 10 available at £450.00


Get your place booked for the event of the year !!!!


Sponsorship packages also available


More details to follow:

Tickets available from our website



Rotherham Donation

Posted by Bob McGurrell on January 7, 2017 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

It was great to meet Cheryle Hollis today at Rotherham General Hospital. Cheryle has been fundraising for 4Louis and the Purple Butterfly Suite at RGH after her grandson Ollie- Ray Taylor-Clark, was born sleeping on October 29th 2016.

Cheryle has raised more than £600 with the help of her colleagues at One Stop in East Herringthorpe and Badsley Moor. She presented a cheque to the hospital today with Ollie- Ray's parents Samantha Taylor and Simon Clark. £300 will go the Purple Butterfly Fund and £320 has been donated to 4Louis.

Cheryle has more fundraising planned in the future. Thank you again Cheryle and her family friends and colleagues for supporting 4Louis

Merry Christmas

Posted by Bob McGurrell on December 23, 2016 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas from all at 4Louis

Whiston Gets a Cuddle Cot

Posted by Bob McGurrell on November 23, 2016 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

We would like to say a big thank you to Jennifer and Adam Statter who helped present a Cuddle Cot to Whiston Hospital Special care baby unit. We met Sue Thong, directorate manager and Janet Bentham, matron. We would also like to thank Jennifer's parents Beverly and David Hough who funded the cot x


Runners & Riders at the Ready

Posted by Bob McGurrell on October 4, 2016 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

We were thrilled to see all the runners at Aintree Racecourse on Merseyside on Sunday afternoon. Bob & Tracey met over 50 runners who were raising funds for 4Louis and the Honeysuckle Suite at Liverpool Womens Hospital. We felt very proud indeed to see so many runners wearing the 4Louis logo. Charlotte and Sam were raising the funds in memory of their daughters Liv & Lottie. Well done to everyone who took part, an amazing day. x

Around Britain Challenge

Posted by Bob McGurrell on August 9, 2016 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

This is a 3000 mile round England, Scotland & Wales challenge to raise money for 4Louis on behalf of bereaved parents, and Orchid. Fighting Male Cancer.

6 riders will leave Washington Wetlands centre and ride round the East coast to John O'Groats then down the West Coast to Lands End and returning up the East Coast back to Washington. This will be done over 8 - 10 days depending on weather etc. Raising money before & during the challenge. If you would like to see the riders off or even ride the a stage then please press going. There is no fees just a bucket to pass round on the day. Show your support to this great challenge.....

Gala Theatre Support 4Louis

Posted by Bob McGurrell on July 3, 2016 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Thank you to Kate Sorahan Turner who managed to raise a huge £6500 in memory of little Harrison. This was achieved with the great support of the theatre goers at the Gala Theatre Durham. Collection tubs were made available at the Christmas Pantomime and the Phantom of The Opera. We are so very grateful for your kind support. 


Walk4LouisM 'A Grand Walk'

Posted by Bob McGurrell on May 23, 2016 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

On the 23rd June Walk4Louis will be setting off on their 7th annual charity walk. We are planning to walk from Huddersfield to Sunderland , a total distance of approx 175 miles which we will be walking over 10 days. We are starting at Huddersfield Forget Me Not Hospice and finishing on 2nd July at Sunderland Royal Hospital, along the route we will be visiting a selection of hospitals and hospices that 4Louis provide keepsake memory boxes too.

Our route will be;

Day 1, June 23rd : Forget Me Not Hospice Huddersfield to Bradford


Day 2 , June 24th : Midland Hotel Bradford to Leeds


Day 3 , June 25th : Cosmopolitan Hotel Leeds to Wetherby


Day 4 , June 26th : Mercure Hotel Wetherby to Ripon


Day 5 , June 27th : Cathedral Mews Apartment Ripon to Black Bull Northallerton


Day 6 , June 28th : Black Bull Northallerton to Boot and Shoe hotel Darlington


Day 7 , June 29th : Boot and Shoe Hotel Darlington to Middlesbrough


Day 8 , June 30th : Jury's Inn Middlesbrough to Hillcarter Hotel Hartlepool


Day 9 , July 1st : Hillcarter Hotel Hartlepool to Lumley Castle Durham


Day 10 , Final Day , July 2nd : Lumley castle Durham to Sunderland Royal Hospital

If you would like to donate then please goto to www.justgiving.com/walk4louism

Or if you would like to join us for any leg(s) or part of a leg of the walk then please visit our Twitter (@Walk4Louis) or Facebook (Walk Forlouis) pages and come and say hi.

Harry Arter supporting 4Louis

Posted by Bob McGurrell on April 8, 2016 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)


AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter and his fiancé Rachel have set-up an auction to raise money in memory of their stillborn daughter Renée.




All proceeds from the auction will go to Arter's chosen charity 4Louis, a family-run organisation which provides support for bereaved parents who suffer a stillbirth or neonatal death by providing UK hospitals with equipment, such as memory boxes and cuddle cots.





Having benefited greatly from 4Louis’ support over the past five months, Arter now wants to help raise vital funds for the charity.





“4Louis really stuck out as helping us,” explained the 26-year-old.





“We look at the memory box they provided every day - it’s in our front room at home. And as much as that doesn’t get rid of the pain, it does help to ease it a little bit.





“They are run just by donations and help so many people that are in despair and going through what we went through, so we wanted to give back as much as we could.





“I am not sure what kind of donations they are used to, but hopefully with this auction we can make it some sort of record for them.”








With the help of the football community, the Republic of Ireland international has collected some superb pieces of memorabilia to auction, which include:

•Match worn shirts from the whole AFC Bournemouth squad from their match against Tottenham Hotspur.

•Match worn shirt from Watford’s Troy Deeney.

•Match worn and signed Scott Parker Fulham shirt.

•Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall signed AFC Bournemouth training top.

•Signed boots from 21 AFC Bournemouth players, including a pair from Yann Kermorgant.

•2 x VIP experiences for AFC Bournemouth's final home games against Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion.


There is also the option for all of the match worn shirts to be signed and/or personalised as requested.





“We are so grateful for this support,” commented 4Louis trustee Bob McGurrell.





“These kind donations will help our small, family-run charity continue to support bereaved parents at a very difficult time in their lives.





“We would like to thank Harry and AFC Bournemouth from the bottom of our hearts for embracing the charity in this way.”





The auction will be held on 4Louis’ official eBay page and will launch at 5pm on Friday 8th April before closing at 5pm on Monday 18th April 2016.


Read more at http://www.afcb.co.uk/news/article/afc-bournemouth-harry-arter-charity-auction-4louis-3047446.aspx#kpJMpbxf7rVLGW5X.99