The opening of Bodie's Boathouse and the 5th Annual Sports Dinner

15th February 2017

It's been a while since we last wrote about the Bodie Hodges Foundation and the amazing achievement of Bodie's family in raising money to fund a holiday home for families facing the loss of a child. Four years ago our former colleague Nick Hodges and his wife set out to raise money to provide a holiday home to give respite for families. We're delighted to tell you that last October they achieved their goal of creating a lasting legacy in memory of their son Bodie with the opening of 'Bodie's Boat House' on the edge of Tallington Lakes in Stamford, near Peterborough.

As you can see from the photograph all the hard work and dedication from Nick and his family has resulted in a stunning lake-side holiday home for families across the East Midlands. Here are some words taken from the Bodie Hodges Foundation Facebook page.

“In the 16 weeks that Bodie's Boathouse has been open we have had nine families benefit from time there and have a further 16 families booked in. 25 bookings in 16 weeks gives you some idea of how important the work is that we all do. To read the comments left by some of the families further illustrates how important the work we do is. We really do make a difference to families in need but we can only make a difference if we have your support. For that I thank you.”

The story doesn’t end here; to give ongoing support to the holiday home the fundraising continues and coming up in March is the 5th Annual Sports Dinner & Auction. On 23rd March at the Leicester Tigers Welford Road Stadium, former footballer and now Leatherhead Manager Jimmy Bullard will be guest speaker after a sumptuous four course meal. There will also be a Celebrity heads/tails game and a live auction.

If you would like to enjoy a great evening and help raise funds in the process, please contact Nick on 0788 7745 850 or Paul on 0775 360 7641. Alternatively email or

The Bodie Hodges Foundation is a Registered charity, number 1151053.

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