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 world famous GOSH – Great Ormond Street Hospital here in England.

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 have known MR. Collins Personally for over 22 years, meeting him through my Father in Law, at my Wedding, in 1997.

So I asked MR. Collins if his workshop could make two one-off item’s in solid Silver, one TOF-OA and one EA-TEF as Solid Silver Ribbon Brooches. The answer was yes so I commissioned two items to be made, and paid for both to be made.

Click the banner link to visit the shop where these were made.

The Shop building was built in the 1700s and the town is known as Royal Tunbridge Wells, for more on the history of the town look at the bottom of the page.



We have the backing of both these Charities.

I have been talking to the Charity Dept at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London about running this raffle though this website, we have met their conditions in full, as for both 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 GOSH, 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.

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

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





Samantha McGuire
Fundraising Assistant|Community Fundraising

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
40 Bernard Street http://www.gosh.org/what-we-do/research
Directline: 0203 841 3179
Switchboard: 0203 841300

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The Link to this Charity can be found on the banner below.

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.