Unique Hand Made EA-TEF & TOF-OA Silver Ribbons

This Website has commissioned two items to be made and raffled off to raise money for two Charities.

One in the UK and one in the USA.

The USA Charity is run by an Adult-born like me, unable to Swallow, Christy Courage.

These two items were made in a UK Company that holds the Royal Warrant

as seen on the front of their shop.

These two Ribbons are now hallmarked and can be traced back to the maker.

We wanted the best

I had this idea over two years ago to have one EA-TEF ribbon made, but needed to find someone that would make it, I was looking for a shop that had its own workshop on site. I also wanted the item to be made by a firm that was linked to History in the UK.

As you will read lower down, after visiting the world famous GOSH in London this is where the idea was to make two, came from, one EA-TEF one TOF-OA.

I came across G Collins and Sons that held the Royal Warrant as seen here and on the front of their shop, and the shop dates back to the 1700s, in Royal Tunbridge Wells, The town dates way back in British History, you can read how far back the town goes at the bottom of this page, this is how I found the company to make these two Silver Ribbons for the raffle to raise money for two Charities one in UK one in the USA.

2 Solid Silver Ribbon Brooches where commissioned to be made.


We have the backing of these Charities.

No money will be taken by this website to run these two raffles, all payments will go straight into the Charities bank account from your payment, this way no 3rd party will earn from this.

I have set it up that the tickets have no fixed price only a recommendation that we would like if it is possible, but we understand not everyone can afford, and as I wanted to open this up to all, this I feel is the way to do just that. If you can afford please meet it, as every penny or dollar will go to help the Children and Adults that these two great Charities support.

Contact details of both these Charities can be found lower down near the area you can get your raffle tickets,

I would also like to thank the team of craftsman, at G. Collins and Sons.

And the Website team for making this all work.

The Photo on the left I took from their own website.

I felt that having these two Ribbons made here at this firm would help us raise more money for these two charities, and if you read at the bottom of this page you can see more history surrounding the town that G Collins comes from.

Read this page and you will see why I asked G Collins and Son to make these very special Ribbons and they are a lovely Family run firm.


Why has a TOF-OA Ribbon been made, this was because I had been having chats with a New to be Mother from Malta trying to help before her child was born, after the child was born he became very ill and was transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital from Malta, I had the honor of meeting the Family with my Sister when we traveled up to this Hospital I wanted to Personal meet this Mother and her Son, to welcome her to England.

On meeting them both I saw the good work the Surgeons were doing for the child, on the train ride home my Sister and I talked and that’s where the idea of having a TOF-OA Ribbon made came from. In doing so raising the much-needed awareness and funds to help other children.

The USA Charity I am was already in talks with about the EA-TEF Ribbon idea.

The weight of each ribbon

On picking up these ribbons I was told by the firm that made them that they understood that these ribbons were to help raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital and a USA Charity, who both deal with Children born unable to swallow.

They had looked at this website and felt that what I was doing was good.

They gave me the ribbons with the two boxes that you see here, one fits inside the other which is kinda neat allowing whoever wins either the Tof-oa ribbon or the Ea-tef ribbon will also get something really nice to keep the ribbon they win safe.

I would like to say a big thank you to G Collins and Sons for this lovely offer of kindness, that will hopefully gain much interest for these two raffles and allow us to raise the awareness for these conditions across the world that Children like myself are born with.

We need your help to in telling others about this idea the more involved the more awareness and more money for these two charities that in turn help these children and Adults like myself.

With your help, we have the chance of doing something really nice for the children around the world, so post this website link in your group, on your facebook wall, in your support groups, in fact anywhere that will get seen.


Contact Details of who I have been dealing with, on this idea.







Christy’s Courage Foundation

Christy’s Courage Foundation is a non-profit foundation. Run by an Adult Living with Ea-Tef

Christy’s Courage is a non-profit organization based in Charlotte, North Carolina specializing in assisting EA/TEF patients with their specific needs for the betterment of their lives, their families and caretakers. Our Mission: The mission of Christy’s Courage is to improve the quality of life for children, adults, and their families with EA/TEF by offering support groups, medical education, pharmaceutical & medical equipment, and holistic treatment resources. We are honored to help EA individuals, families & caregivers with no monies taken, just done out of love for our fellow EA Warriors!
Their contact details


TUNBRIDGE WELLS owes its origin to the discovery of the chalybeate springs by Dudley, Lord North, in 1606. Lord North was a gay and dissolute member of the Court of King James I. His impaired health was the cause of his seeking the salutary seclusion of Eridge Castle, the seat of Lord Abergavenny. Here he passed, a portion of the summer of the year 1606. During his visit, he noticed in a wooded hollow a stream of water with a shining mineral scum upon it. From its peculiar ferruginous taste, it occurred to him that it might possess particular medicinal properties.

Click the banner link above to learn the History, about the Kings that visited and how it got ROYAL added to the front of Tunbridge Wells.