Pippa Rea

Pippa's Journey with a Brain Tumour

Pippa had a Party………

on July 28, 2013

……..and 150 people came!

It was just what the doctor ordered!

Classmates, cousins, friends of Pippa’s, friends of James’, friends of Patrick’s and family friends filled the bowling alley. Ages ranged from 2 to 78 and both ends of the spectrum had a go at bowling!! That competitve edge kicks in a lot more in your 70s though!!

The bowling balls were rolling, air hockey was intense (at Olympic standard) and one of the most beautiful parts of the night were the secret deals being made between all the “big boys” to ensure that Pippa finished up the night with the most enormous pink teddy in her possession! – Thanks Guys!!! πŸ™‚

The party (suggested but not planned by me, thank you; we just supplied the names) was a great talking point and distraction between us during our first few days of treatment and something incredibly exciting to look forward to when we came home. Pippa’s contribution to the party was to help me make a Ferrero Rocher Tower which she very carefully held in the car on the way there.

To have such an awesome party was the best thing to do on this first weekend back. She is still utterly thrilled about it and had so much fun. Thank You to everyone.

PS – apologies if I missed anyone on the invite list x


8 responses to “Pippa had a Party………

  1. Samantha says:

    What a lovely party it was, well done Pippa and all involved πŸ™‚

    • Alison Wilson says:

      It sure was a great party. We all had a fantastic time!! Pippa, your Ferrero Rocher tower looked amazing, although it didn’t last long with 114 Ferrero Rochers once Isaac lay eyes on it!! It soon became 113, 112, 111, …..Thankyou to all involved, it was a wonderful party πŸ™‚

  2. Nicki Lever says:

    Gin, it’s been a long time my friend. So so sad to hear of this challenge for Pippa, you and your family. Sending you love, and strength, and the most enormous hugs. x

  3. Wow, now that’s a party! I’m not sure I know 150 people. It looks like great fun and I absolutely love the cake! So nice to be able to spend the time with all your friends and family. Look forward to seeing you soon. love KP xxx

  4. Sue-Ellen says:

    Fantastic. Looks like a great time and I love the pink bear! xxx

  5. Andrew Starkie says:

    Gday Virginia,

    Just a few words to let you know my family and I are thinking of you and yours. I became a father for the first time in 2012 – to Eloise Giulia, born 27 April – so have a whole new perspective on the beauty and fragility of life.

    This site is a testament to the love and respect felt towards you and Pippa.

    Our prayers and thoughts are always with you.

    Take care.

    Andrew Starkie
    Class of 88

    PS: I understand Pippa is continuing her education with Ronald McDonald House. I tutor with them and therefore know she couldn’t be in safer, more caring hands.

  6. Sam Jackson says:

    What a magnificent tower! I’m so glad Pippa had a lovely party.
    You are all, as ever, so very much in my heart beautiful, brave family. xxx

  7. Kerri bilson says:

    Wow. That looked like a party and a half! What a wonderful thing to do. Looks like a great time was had by all…young and young at heart.

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