2015/16 Events

The Danielle's Flutterbyes team delivered Christmas presents to those receiving treatment on the renal and dialysis wards at the Nottingham city hospital. All we asked for in return, were smiles, which we got..and those smile were truly special.

Kidney failure doesn't care about Christmas, people still have to dialyse regardless and this disease is relentless. No Christmas parties, a restricted diet, and dialysing to stay alive. Yet despite this people were smiling and engaging. Thanks to the staff at the hospital for helping us spread a little cheer over the Christmas period, thanks to all those who have supported us to make this possible and a special thanks to Terri Ellwood for helping us organise this event.

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me...a gorgeous fluffy teddddy

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me 3 large hampers, 2 flutterbye ladies and a raffle at the Apple treeee

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me Mrs Claus and a Christmas Storyyy

100 names, but there can be only 1.

Thank you to everybody at the Colwick Park Toby Carvery that took part in our naming the teddy competition, the lucky winner picked the correct name which was JASPER, and got to take this gorgeous teddy home to cuddle. A huge thanks from Danielle's Flutterbyes to the lovely customers raised a fantastic £100. Special thanks also to Jim Pryce and Lorraine for kindly donating the teddy.

We consider ourselves hugely fortunate, that the customers of Asda-West Bridgford took the opportunity to vote for Danielle's Flutterbyes with their green tokens. This ensured that we were awarded a huge £500. Thanks to everyone who voted for us, we could not be more grateful.

Thank you to TSB for raffling off our fantastic Christmas hampers raising a very generous £344. Once again the TSB staff were hugely supportive, raised awareness and with the kindness of the TSB Nottingham customers raised the following:

Low Pavement-£93



Thanks also to all those who contributed to the hampers, and again the TSB customers. 

Sue Braddock and Lewis Brown donned there Danielle’s Flutterbyes vests to run in the Nottingham Robin Hood Marathon for our charity.

Sue completed the gruelling 13.5 mile course  in 2 hrs 35 minutes and Lewis in 1 hr 56 minutes. Thank you and well done from all of us at Danielle's Flutterbyes.

It’s a great achievement made even more special by raising money for our cause. Lewis has so far raised an awesome £230 and Sue has raised a massive £524. Thanks to all those who have kindly and generously donated towards these incredible totals and supported Sue, Lewis and Danielle's Flutterbyes.

The Danielle's Flutterbyes Tombola was at the Asda superstore, West Bridgford. There were loads of great prizes and all proceeds went to our charity. Huge thanks to Christine Overy for helping us organise the event and all the staff at Asda. Thanks also to Zoe and Theresa for their help on the day, we couldn't have done it without you ladies.So..the fantastic and generous customers who took part raised an awesome £273.60.  Brilliant! Wonderful! Thanks again from all of us at Danielle's Flutterbyes.

Danielle's Flutterbyes hosted a raffle,toy sale with a hook-a-duck stall in Bridlington, the weather held out and it was a great day for all. Thanks to everyone who came along on the day,those who took part in the raffle for supporting us and raising an awesome £562. Winners of the raffle have been announced via our facebook page, but look our for upcoming events.

Thanks to Giuseppe and the fantastic team at the Apple Tree pub for supporting our Tombola & Bikathon day on Monday 29th August. Huge thanks to all the generous customers who had a go and made the day such fun.The final amount raised was a fantastic £211.56. Special thanks to Wes Collins, Meika Smith and Julie Barnes for their help on the day, it would not have been the success it was, without them!

Tesco Hucknall were kind enough to host our DVD, CD and book sale. Another great day and thanks to the generosity of the Tesco customers the total raised on the day was an awesome £182.36. Thanks again to Tesco for helping our cause. Special thanks to Zoe, Dave and Kim.

Thanks to the Silverdale Childminders and their kiddywinks for a brilliant cake sale which raised a fantastic £48.00 for Danielle's Flutterbyes. There were a lot of satisfied customers, so well done to all.

Sainsbury’s kindly hosted our bag packing event (no eggs were broken) at their Castle Marina branch in Nottingham on Sunday July 3rd.

It was a fantastic day for all of us involved. we took the opportunity to speak with the public about our charity, facts about kidney disease, what we’ve achieved so far, and our aims for the future.

The staff and customers made it a fantastic day and we raised an incredible


A massive thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers, Sainsbury’s staff and the huge generosity of the customers who gave so willingly.

Keep an eye out for upcoming bag packing events near you on our website, Facebook page and new Twitter account.



Sunday May 22nd





Arnold Town Football Ground



Special thanks to our good friend Toni Read & Gedling Town Ladies FC.

Also Paul Cottie, Chris Roper, Allan Woodfield, Julie Mitchell, Mick garton, Daniel Pritchard, Iain Danson, Neil Roper.

Incredibly with the support of fans, friends, players and staff we raised an raised fantastic 


Thanks again to everyone involved, it was a great day and the support we received was overwhelming.


Nottingham City Hospital

South Entrance


April 11th/12th

Huge thanks to all our fabulous bakers, buyers, and special thanks to Terri Ellwood and Krissy Armitage for helping to arrange the sale.




with special guest speaker


11th March 2016 7.30pm

Lots of signed sports memorabilia, lots of raffle prizes and lots of fun...it was a fantastic night. John McGovern was charming, funny and can do a mean Brian Clough impression!. Tim Davidson our auctioneer was simply brilliant. Thanks to Pauline Robinson and the  'butterfly girls' for keeping everyone watered, fed and laughing. Finally thanks to all those who came along supported us, donated and bid generously to help us raise an incredible ...




Thanks to all who helped make

this night such a great success!


On Saturday 13th February 2016, the Danielle's Flutterbyes team bag packed, held a raffle and a tombola raising ****DRUMROLL**** a massive £1004.24 Whoo Hoo. Thanks to the wonderful cooperation of Morrisons staff and Sue Whitehead for allowing us to do this and their fantastic and generous customers of the Morrisons Clifton. Well done to all of the Danielle's Flutterbyes team Ruth Braddock, Tony Braddock, Simon Aitcheson, Jill Martin, Mike Stephens, Terri Elwood, Sue Braddock Toni Read, Dawn Curtis, Theresa Haslem,  Jay Byrne, Cath Bray and her daughters , Charlotte and Samantha you were all awesome for dedicating your precious time to Danielle's Flutterbyes and helping us to raise an amazing total.


Big thank you to Tony Greenhalgh who held a raffle on behalf of Danielle's Flutterbyes at the Hayman Lodge 34-14, Masonic hall in West Bridgford raising a fantastic £145 well done Tony!

Danielle's Flutterbyes - TSB's Charity of choice 2016

We are thrilled to announce Danielles Flutterbyes has been chosen as 'charity of choice' for 2016 by TSB Low Pavement Nottingham. At the launch day on December 18th (see below) TSB (staff presented Ruth with a huge cheque (literally) for £100. On Day 1 a total of £258 was raised followed by £200 on day 2 for hosting a tombola and a cake sale. A special thank you to Lewis McKenzie Brown, Yvonne Watkinson, Caroline Shimming, Ralf Worby and the staff at TSB Low Pavement for making this possible. So if you're ever in Nottingham city center, please visit this branch and help support us. 

Huge thank you to ufc star DAN HARDY for dedicating his precious time to supporting Danielle's Flutterbyes on Friday 12th February at TSB in Nottingham he donated a signed photo and an amazing glove which will be auctioned at the sports memorabilia evening, he's an absolute gentleman and we can't thank him enough.

Marathon man - Paul Marsh

A massive thanks and congratulations to Paul Marsh from everyone at Danielle's Flutterbyes. Paul completed the Bristol to Bath marathon on Sunday the 25th October in 4 hours 7 mins. 


So far Paul has managed to raise over £1100.


Toy Sale


Ruth & Tony Braddock with friends Lynda & Pete Cox raised £148 at their toy sale at far grange caravan park in Skipsea

Cake Sale


£143 raised by the pupils of The National Church of England Academy in Hucknall

Asda Foundation kindly donated another £260.00

Asda Books Sale


Ruth Braddock and Matthew Brown receiving a cheque for £943.57, raised by the generous customers of Asda in West Bridgford Nottingham.

A memorial bench in honour of Danielle has now been sited outside the dialysis unit of the Nottingham City hospital. it reads...

The butterfly is proof that you can go through so much darkness

yet become something beautiful and free

Pictured around the bench are 

Andy, Lorna, Theresa, Ruth, Sarah, (front) Zoe and Alison

Our supporters

Apple Tree


Registered charity England & Wales (1162123)