• Ben Nevis fundraiser for Sophies Appeal slide 5

    Sophie's Appeal needs you! Help us raise vital funds by supporting our events or why not do an event yourself? ...Read More

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    Sophie's Appeal funds terminally ill children to go on dream family holidays to a choice of destinations within the UK and Europe ...Read More

  • The Launch of Sophies Rainbow Retreat

    What a day!! The Sophie’s Appeal team worked so hard and we had the best launch day for Sophie’s rainbow retreat on Sunday 3rd March. We even made it to BBC evening news tonight. ...Read More

  • Mike and Lin Barringer opening of Sophies place slide 4

    Sophie's Appeal is proud to help fund, design and deliver excellent child healthcare facilities in the local community ...Read More

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    Sophie's Appeal is proud to be supported by our patrons - Sarah and James Beattie, our Trustees and our fundraising stars ...Read More

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    Sophie's Appeal was started in 2003 by Lin and Mike Barringer and some close friends following Sophie's diagnosis with Wilm's disease ...Read More

Welcome to Sophie’s Appeal

The aim of Sophie’s Appeal is to support the social, emotional and educational welfare of children, their families, nursing and support staff and provide a caring and supportive environment in both local hospitals and in the community.

There are so many ways in which the Trust can provide support to parents, carers and schools who find themselves suddenly faced with the reality of cancer.

Sophie's Story Sophie's Story
Sophie was a happy healthy five year old. Sophie was soon diagnosed with Wilm’s Disease…
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Our Patrons Our Patrons
James met Sophie whilst he was captain of Southampton Football Club and an England player…
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Support Us Support Us
Your support makes us what we are, a strong local charity helping local children with life threatening illnesses…
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Background on Sophie's Appeal

Learn more about why Sophie’s Appeal began, our mission and values and the patrons of our charity.


Events and Successes

Sophie's Appeal events

Learn more about the donations we’ve had, the money we’ve raised and the projects we’ve funded.


What we Do

Sophie's Appeal projects

Learn more about the projects we take part in, what we do & where. There is a variety of projects we have taken part in.


Get in Touch

Support Sophie's Appeal

Got a question? Want to get involved? Visit our contact page and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.



Thank you to Lin, Mike and everyone at Sophie’s for the amazing facelift at Northbrook Ward and the difference it has made to the children staying there. Our Timmy is back in with another infection and his face just beamed when he saw Tinkerbell and Winnie in his room. For the children who can’t venture out the room or go into the playroom to have their own “Wonderland” in their room is just amazing, it’s made such a difference to our stay this time. The corridors are a children’s paradise full of their favourite characters.
Thank you to everyone raising money for this amazing charity I promise you every single penny is making a huge difference to children right now

Nikki / Supporter

Northbrook Murals

Northbrook children’s ward at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital has unveiled a set of murals to celebrate the 10th anniversary of an assessment area.
Artwork adorns the walls of the ward in celebration of Sophie’s Place, a purpose-built area opened in memory of Sophie Barringer.
Reporter Chris Jones, of That’s Hampshire visited the ward to find out more about Sophie and the artwork.

Special thanks to our loyal sponsors

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