THE BODIE HODGES FOUNDATION


Join Team Bodie as we take part in the Easter Virtual Balloon Race, launching from Istanbul, Turkey on Easter Sunday!

Throughout 2020 and 2021, like many charities, our fundraising income has been severely impacted by the global coronavirus pandemic, and your support is never more needed.

Our Vision is to give hope to families bereaved of a child by providing a range of services that support grieving families and encourage them to rebuild and remember. Through Bodie’s Bereavement service, we provide early emotional therapeutic support to families in their own home. We work with families who have experienced the sudden and unexpected death of a child up to the age 18 within Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland. We work with the whole family, including siblings for up to 18 months, providing support during the darkest time of a family’s grief. We can also provide a stay at Bodie's Boathouse to families residing in the East Midlands, and send out Bodie's Treasured Memory Bags, filled with grief resources to siblings across the UK. We promote Organ Donation and run an education awareness programmes in schools, colleges, universities, and corporate environments. We are proud to provide all our services to families free of charge.

From everyone here at Team Bodie, thank you so much for your support. Please share the link to our fundraising page with your friends, family and work colleagues.

Our fundraising target is: £500

Gross monies raised so far: £141

Supporters so far: 21

Share this story

View race results

Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #1 Rob Keen: travelled 611.34km FINISHED

  • #2 In memory of Noah: travelled 604.50km FINISHED

  • #3 Balloon: travelled 364.32km FINISHED

  • #4 Balloon: travelled 357.65km FINISHED

  • #5 Alfie Keen: travelled 339.14km FINISHED

  • #6 Balloon: travelled 338.92km FINISHED

  • #7 Balloon: travelled 332.98km FINISHED

  • #8 Louise Keen: travelled 331.03km FINISHED

  • #9 Ewan: travelled 323.22km FINISHED

  • #10 Balloon: travelled 322.97km FINISHED

  • #11 Tim C: travelled 322.35km FINISHED

  • #12 Aimees balloon : travelled 320.01km FINISHED

  • #13 Eva Stardust: travelled 318.69km FINISHED

  • #14 Balloon: travelled 318.06km FINISHED

  • #15 X In Memory of Clare X: travelled 317.39km FINISHED

  • #16 Eva Stardust: travelled 316.45km FINISHED

  • #17 Ella Charlotte : travelled 316.08km FINISHED

  • #18 ella bob: travelled 315.56km FINISHED

  • #19 Balloon: travelled 314.56km FINISHED

  • #20 Norah: travelled 314.56km FINISHED

Supporter Balloons (47)

  • Aimees balloon joined the race on April 3, 2021, 4:20 PM

  • Carey joined the race on April 3, 2021, 3:54 PM

  • Catharine joined the race on April 3, 2021, 3:54 PM

  • Holly joined the race on April 3, 2021, 3:54 PM

  • Nathan joined the race on April 3, 2021, 3:54 PM

  • Ewan joined the race on April 3, 2021, 3:54 PM

  • Doddi joined the race on April 3, 2021, 3:42 PM

  • Balloon joined the race on April 3, 2021, 7:00 AM

  • Balloon joined the race on April 3, 2021, 7:00 AM

  • ella bob joined the race on April 2, 2021, 9:27 PM