#FundraisingFriday: February 8

Did you miss us? #FundraisingFriday took a week off last week as it was CHSF’s annual #WearRedDay! A fantastic fundraising-filled day with it’s own hashtag! Let’s see what other amazing things our supporters have been doing this week to raise money for congenital heart disease…

Tom Jarman: Australia to England Cycle

Tom told us all about his amazing adventure:

I chose to cycle from Australia to England to help raise money and awareness for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund.

My niece Violet was born with CHD and at only 5 days old, she underwent open heart surgery and her life was saved by the expertise of the surgeons and superb aftercare by nurses at LGI who are supported by CHSF.

My journey took me 23,324 miles through 28 countries and in times of strong challenges set by harsh weather, different cultures and the feeling of being alone on a long journey, I was encouraged by the thought of being able to contribute to this fantastic charity by raising awareness and funds that help those affected by CHD.

To conclude my life changing journey, I pedalled up my street to my home where all my family were awaiting my arrival and Violet was there to welcome me back which was just wonderful and quite emotional!

Thanks to Children’s Heart Surgery Fund for everything provided to mine and so many other families who are incredibly grateful.

An amazing feat – thank you Tom! #BecauseofYou

If you want to follow Tom’s next adventures, you can find him on instagram as @tommyonhistravels

Tanya Melnyk: Tombola

Tanya and Lewis adding to the donation tree at CHSF HQ

Tanya said:

We organised a tombola at ASDA Kingswood Hull and raised £382.70!

We like to organise events to raise money for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund when we can to help this fantastic charity that gave us so much support when we needed them, when Lewis had his surgery.

Specialised Supported Living: Donation

Making a donation with Harper Scarlet!

Lorraine from Specialised Supported Living said:

Harper Scarlet is my granddaughter and when she had open heart surgery it was a worrying time for all the family.

I am a support worker in Specialised Supported Living and instead of us doing Secret Santa last year, my colleagues suggested donating the money to Children’s Heart Surgery Fund.

I thought this was a brilliant idea because it is a charity dear to my heart, and my daughter Lindsey and her partner Marc felt like it was the right thing to do

It was lovely of my colleagues to suggest it!

Thank you Lorraine and thank you to your thoughtful colleagues!

Feeling inspired to give something back and raise much-needed funds for a great cause? Get in touch with Lisa Williams, on lisa.williams@chsf.org.uk | 0113 831 4810 or download our events calendar here for inspiration and to see other ways to get involved.

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