As Abbie’s brother I am very proud to be the chairman of Abbie’s Sparkle Foundation to help ‘Hospitals and stuff’, I will do everything I can to promote the charity through my sport and social media to allow Abbie to spread more sparkles to children affected by cancer. I will make sure that the charity is as successful as possible and that it becomes a very well-known charity in the UK, because Abbie wants her charity to be the best and nothing less.
Along with being the chairman of Abbie’s Sparkle Foundation I compete professionally for Scotland and Great Britain in Triathlon (Swim, Bike and Run), Abbie is always by my side pushing me beyond my limits. #secrettrainingpartner
Live every day like it is your last, just like Abbie did.
Living is a gift. Never forget that.
Hi, I’m Russell Abbie’s dad (Big Pea) as she always referred to us as two peas in a pod. As a team we were always up to mischief, plotting against Tammy and Cameron, which never failed to bring a smile to her face 🙂 On Christmas Day 2017 my beautiful daughter passed away leaving my entire family and Abbie’s friends devastated. Abbie’s passing left a huge void in our lives but in her unique way unknown to us she had plans to ensure we weren’t sitting about for long. Abbie left us instructions to set up her charity Abbie’s Sparkle Foundation, which gave us all a new and immediate challenge with something to focus on. Abbie taught me a lot during her 4 years and 4 months battle against Cancer, she never let life get in the way of living. Abbie never dwelled on yesterday or worried about tomorrow but truly lived for every moment she had. Abbie’s had a unique way, caring for others regardless of her own personal circumstances. So it should not have come as a huge surprise to any of us that Abbie wanted her legacy to be helping children who are dealing with similar challenges to which she faced herself. Abbie (Baby Pea) has been a true inspiration to me as I’m sure she has to many others. Having Abbie as my daughter has made me the proudest dad in the world. As Secretary of Abbie’s Sparkle Foundation I am fully committed to ensuring that Abbie’s wish is granted and I will endeavour to spread as many of her Sparkles to children affected by Cancer across the UK, ensuring that Abbie’s legacy lives on and reaches the children who need it most.
Hi I’m Karen Smith, Treasurer of Abbie’s Sparkle Foundation, the most privileged job I’ve ever had.
I think I got this role because I love fundraising, donating and supporting great causes and achievements.
I love meeting new people in fundraising events and hearing the incredible stories, journeys and memories people share privately and collectively.
I have and continue to be inspired by Abbie to be part of so many activities I believed were impossible.
I live with my family in Moray, currently work in Inverness and have had many different roles in the NHS.
Looking forward to supporting Abbie spread her SPARKLE *
I am Abbie’s Mum and Management committee member of Abbie’s Sparkle Foundation. I am so very proud to share Abbie’s story and her amazing, inspirational Sparkle all around the UK and the world. Abbie has given us an important job to do, to raise ‘money towards hospitals and stuff’ and we intend to Sparkle on and do this, with huge respect for her legacy. In any spare time! I like to walk our dogs, run half marathons and listen to live music. I also plan to return to Nursing, in the hope of helping other people who find themselves in a vulnerable position and in need of some kindness and care. Sparkle for Abbie Xx
I have known Russell for more than 20 years and regularly joined in with charity events such as the Burghead Boxing Day swim and other activities over the years, and was delighted to be invited to join the Lands’ End to John O Groats charity cycle team in 2017. During that trip, I realised just how inspirational Abbie and her family are and was enormously honoured to be asked to be a trustee of Abbie’s Sparkle Foundation. Being part of something that brings any sort of sparkle in to anyone’s life is a privilege.