Remember Your Loved Ones With A Memory Bear

Making the Bear

Sitting making the bear gives loved ones the chance to reflect and remember happy times together and have a keepsake to treasure

You would choose a bear of your choice which will be delivered to you. By making the bear in comfortable surroundings and in your own time the bear will become unique and treasured to you and your loved ones.

The bear has its head already filled which leaves the arms, leg as and body empty to be filled with personal possessions or small items of loved ones clothing. We can also supply a small bag of filling if required to help fill the arms and legs.

The purpose made opening allows you to place filling and personal items in an inner material bag. It can then be sealed with a one way zip making it safe and secure. Velcro then closes over to hide the zip. Should you need to reopen the bear then this can be done using two pairs of pliers and revealed again using the same method.

This is a lovely way of keeping treasured items safe for yourself, family, friends and loved ones.


We offer a large selection of bears and accompanying products

Fourteen different  bears to choose from

Personalised ribbons in a colour of your choice

Heart shaped container ( not for inside bear )

Decorated small containers ( for some ashes if you wish )

Artificial rose in the colour of your choice

Engraving service on all items below

Photo frames

Wooden hearts

Wooden stones

Personalised A6 cards



Polar bear


A chilly little bear

Panda bear


All the way from china

White twist bear


family favourite

Brown twist bear


our leading product

Rainbow bear


Special meaning for rainbow babies

Black bear


the strong bear

Camouflage bear


Popular with our armed forces

Pink bear


For the little princess

Blue bear


For the little prince

Peace bear


Love and peace

Kaleidoscope bear


Bright and colourful

Light tan bear


A favourite teddy

Light brown bear


Very popular


A range of additional products to accompant your bears

Photo frames


70x90mm. Brushed chrome

Artificial rose(300mm)


A choice of colours

Heart shaped box(75mm)


For larger items this does not fit in the bear

Small trinket box(60x40mm)


A floral designed tin to be placed inside the bear

Large trinket box(55x80mm)


A floral designed tin to place inside your bear

Personalised ribbon (per metre)


A selection of colours of ribbon and writing

Wooden stone (with personal engraving)


Hand crafted with personal message

Wooden Heart


Wooden heart with personal engraving  with or without hole for ribbon

Wooden post card


Personal engraving on wood

 Please email with your requirements and we will let you have a cost including carriage charge.


As we step in to 2018 we look forward to another year of supporting and helping families with cancer. Every year we are called upon to help more and more families.

. We are here to lend a friendly ear to anyone with cancer worries or who themselves or family members are fighting cancer.

. We are here to offer helping hand to families struggling to cope with the stresses, strains and financial burdens cancer brings.

. We are here to give free making memories holidays to cancer fighting families in our 3 bed luxury holiday home in Burnham On Sea to enable them to create essential memories to keep forever.

. We can arrange wonderful dream days out for those terminally ill. Anything from meeting a hero to dancing with the stars, if you want it we will arrange it.

Don’t forget we can also supply you with hardcopy and digital versions of our posters to help you get our message to your workplace, school, college or university.

So please pass on our details to anyone you think we can help and please talk to your friends and work colleges, you never know who you will help.

Finally to keep doing what we do, we need you to help us with raising funds and donating to us. Anything you can afford would be gratefully received.

Film Legend Phil Daniels Joins us as Patron

We are so pleased to announce that Quadrophenia star the legend that is Phil Daniels has kindly agreed to join us as Patron.

We are hoping Phil will help us reach a wider audience helping get to more of the people that need our help.

Phil is an English actor, most noted for film and television roles as Londoners such as the lead role of Jimmy Cooper in Quadrophenia, Richards in Scum, Stewart in The Class of Miss MacMichael, Danny in Breaking Glass, Mark in Meantime, Billy the Kid in Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire, Kevin Wicks in EastEnders, DCS Frank Patterson in New Tricks and Grandad Trotter in the Only Fools and Horses prequel Rock & Chips. He is also known for featuring on Blur’s 1994 hit single “Parklife”.


Christmas Ball 2017

Our Christmas ball 2017 will be on Friday the 17th November, we are very pleased to announce we are having the ball at the beautiful Ramada Park Hall Hotel in Wolverhampton.

The night will begin at 7pm with our fantastic Christmas themed three course turkey dinner (with a vegetarian alternative if requested) followed by Tea, coffee and Mince pies while the evenings entertainment begins.

Co- Founder Susan Bates will welcome our guests and VIP’s

Our host for the evening Scott Lyons will take over and introducing the first of our three acts for the evening Conor McKenna a fantastic vocalist who was recently on the BBC’s Pitch Battle.

Following Conor will be the wonderful Casey & Dave “Bonded by Blood” singing in memory of our wonderful friend Caroline Glover who sadly we lost to cancer earlier this year.

The final act is the brilliant Benidorm Stylistics to start you dancing the night away.

Scott will then finish the night with a superb disco until the early hours!

There is NO auction and NO raffle, we ask you to buy a ticket and just come along and enjoy yourself.

Get your tickets HERE.

Our VIP guests currently include…….

Chelsea Singh – Big Brother, Posh Pawn, How Did You get so Rich

Dee Kelly – Benefit St, Big Brother

Jamie Reed & Jade Lewis –  The Only Way is Essex

Jamie O’Hara – Footballer (Spurs/Wolves) / Big Brother

Paul Chuckle – The Chuckle Brothers

Heavy D – Big Brother

Tommy Cannon – Cannon & Ball

Sandra Martin – Gogglebox

Mel Eves – Wolves Legend

Steve Clamp – Central News



McColl’s store in Belbroughton to relaunch on 14th October 2017

 McColl’s today announces that on 14th October 2017 it will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration to relaunch its Belbroughton store, which has undergone a major refurbishment.

The store will open, as normal from 6am on Saturday 14th October 2017, and an official ribbon-cutting ceremony will commence from 10.00am with the store team and members of the local community in attendance to complete the honours.

The refreshed convenience store will offer an improved range of products, predominantly across McColl’s’ chilled, fresh and bakery offerings. The look of the store has been transformed by new refrigeration facilities, flooring, shelving and imagery to give customers a more modern and comfortable shopping experience.

Dave Thomas, Chief Operating Officer, McColl’s, said:

“Having traded in Belbroughton for a number of years, we felt it was time to give our store a new look and to improve the product range for local customers. We look forward to providing the Belbroughton community with a full range of amenities and neighbourhood services at a competitive price.”

 As part of the relaunch celebrations on 14th October 2017, there will be goodie bag giveaways for the first 100 customers from 10.00am and there will be activities laid on for children, with a face-painter (or Balloon Modeller) at the store from 10.00am until 1.00pm.

Underlining McColl’s’ ongoing commitment to give back to the local communities which it serves, the Belbroughton store will be raising money for Balls to Cancer as part of its charity fundraising programme, Making a Difference Locally.

 McColl’s is a leading neighbourhood retailer in the independent managed sector running 1,601-convenience and newsagent stores. There are 1283 McColl’s branded UK convenience stores as well as 318 newsagents branded Martin’s, except in Scotland where we operate under our heritage brand, RS McColl. In addition, we are also the largest operator of Post Offices in the UK.

The Santa run is coming!

Now that the summer is drawing to a close its time to look ahead to the most wonderful time of the year! On Sunday 3rd December, 4,000 Santas will be running 5 or 10km around Victoria Park to raise money for their favourite charity and there’s still time to get your supporters involved!

This is the perfect event for all the family with our mini 200m Santa run for children under 8 years old and children aged 8-17 can take part in the main run for a discounted registration fee. You don’t have to be super-fit to take part, your supporters can choose to run or walk and the route is pushchair and wheelchair friendly so it’s open to everyone – they can even bring the dog along!

There will be fun and festive activities throughout the day including a costume competition for those who are really getting into the Christmas spirit and all runners (including the mini ones) will receive a free Santa costume to run in and a medal to remind them of this magical day!

Email; to sign up (£50) no minimum sponsorship charge, just raise as much as you can.

Introducing Balls to Cancer Ladies FC

We are pleased to announce the complete Balls to Cancer Ladies FC team along with a list of their sponsors.

We do have sponsorship opportunities available from as little as £20 per season. Get in touch if you would like to get involved.

Email us at for more information.

Our main team sponsors are……

Home kit and Home ground sponsor Alwin Ltd 

Away kit sponsor Matt Hoy 

Training Kit Sponsor NJT First Aid Training & Qualifications

Our Team…….

1 – Amy Pooler sponsored by  The Wheatsheaf Public House

2 – Nicole Hill Sponsored by GJ Butler Cleaning Services

3 – Kellie Hill sponsored by  HeadSetGo 

4 – Nicola Evans Sponsored by Simmons Barbers 

5 – Shelby Lees Sponsored by Simmons Barbers

6 – Alex Bates sponsored by  Krystal PR 

8 –  Sophie Nuttall sponsored by  Navigate Councilling 

9 – Ami-Louise Postin sponsored by  M. Evans Transport Services Ltd

10 – Leah George sponsored by  Navigate Coaching

11 – Abbey Willingdale sponsored by East Midlands Owls 

12 – Cath Postin Sponsored by Tass from TT Travel

14 – Nikki Tranter sponsored by  Hills Florest

15 – Sian Pilkington Sponsored by Simmons Barbers 

19 – Rachel Smith Sponsored in Memory of Peter Knight

20 – Lauren Hickman Sponsored by Simmons Barbers 

21- Ann-Marie Abbotts

22- Stacey Russell Sponsored by

24 – Charlotte Pardoe Sponsored by Hair Chic Boutique 

25 – Lucy Spurrier

26 – Dhaine Rose-Laing

27 – Amy Higginson Sponsored by AA Helicopters

Manager – Mark Bates Sponsored by Stuart Rowlingson 

Thank you for your support

Tall men at bigger risk of aggressive prostate cancer, study suggests

Tall men are at greater risk of contracting aggressive prostate cancer and of dying from the disease, the findings of a large study suggest.

British scientists found that every 10cm increment in height increased the chance of developing high-grade prostate cancer by 21% and the risk of death from the disease by 17%. They also found that obesity raised the risk of aggressive prostate cancer.

The lead researcher, Dr Aurora Pérez-Cornago from Oxford University, said: “The finding of high risk in taller men may provide insights into the mechanisms underlying prostate cancer development – for example, related to early nutrition and growth.

“We also found that a healthy body weight is associated with a reduced risk of high-grade prostate cancer and death from prostate cancer years later.”

The study, published in BMC Medicine on Thursday, found that increased height was not associated with overall risk of contracting prostate cancer, but only with the aggressive forms of the disease.

Total prostate cancer risk was found to be related to body mass index and waist circumference, but the latter is considered a better proxy for obesity as muscular people can have a high BMI. Every extra 10cm on the waistline was associated with a 13% greater likelihood of having high-grade prostate cancer and an 18% bigger risk of dying from the disease.

Obesity has been linked to 11 common cancers, but the researchers believe their findings on weight could be – at least partially – a result of detection issues.

They say obese men may be less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, because they have lower concentrations of prostate-specific antigens, are less likely to undergo a biopsy and tend to have larger prostates, making detection more difficult. A reduced likelihood of early detection and treatment might lead to greater incidence of aggressive disease and higher mortality, the researchers suggest.

The analysis drew from data on 141,896 men, nearly all of whom were white, in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition. After an average of 13.9 years of follow-up, there were 7,024 cases of prostate cancer, including 726 high-grade cases and 934 deaths from the disease.

Dr Matthew Hobbs, deputy director of research at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “It is certainly interesting that, according to this research, certain physical characteristics appear to increase a man’s likelihood of developing aggressive prostate cancer, as it might provide pointers to help uncover certain genetic markers and early developmental processes which hold significance in terms of causing the disease to develop.

“It also underlines once again the importance of living a healthy lifestyle to help defend against a host of diseases, including prostate cancer.”

However, Hobbs stressed that the disease could affect men of all shapes and sizes.

In 2014, there were 46,960 new cases of prostate cancer and 11,287 deaths from the disease in the UK, according to Cancer Research UK. Dr Jasmine Just, the charity’s health information officer, said maintaining a healthy weight could help men reduce the risk of contracting a number of different cancers, but that the link between obesity and aggressive prostate cancer was still unclear.

“Further studies are also needed to understand if men who are overweight or obese might be at a higher risk of dying from prostate cancer and, if so, why,” she added.

Source The Guardian

Do something exciting for 2018!

We’re very excited to launch our brand new skydiving event taking place on 23rd June 2018 – the Summer Solstice Skydive! We’re giving you the chance to get your supporters involved in the most exhilarating event of the summer!
What better way for your supporters to raise money and celebrate the summertime than to bask in the sunshine while soaring through the sky from 10,000 feet?!

Take the jump from now of the 20 national airfields.

All we require is a £60 deposit and a minimum fundraising of £200 per person.

So why not sign up today email