#FundraisingFriday – 25th May

In this week’s Fundraising Friday we have an amazing 6 fundraising stories from both overseas and much closer to home! Read on to find out what they’ve been up to (in no particular order)!

The Croughan family

Lisa and Paul Croughan took on the challenge of the Blackpool Marathon, inspired by their son Callum. Lisa said:

Paul and I were overwhelmed by the professionalism and dedication of every member of the care staff that looked after Callum whilst he underwent surgery. Knowing that they rely heavily upon funding for both large and small necessities we decided to give something back and collect sponsorship by doing the Blackpool marathon.

All three popped by the office to hand over their amazing donation, a huge thanks for your support!

Hannah and Liesel Gower – Bake Sale

Hannah and Liesel attend St.Gilgen International School in Austria and held a bake sale in support of Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. Hannah said:

We were delighted to raise so much money from selling cakes, cupcakes, rice krispie cakes, my mums millionaire’s short bread, macaroons and chocolate chip biscuits.

We also did a count the smarties in the jar game and that was really successful. The maths teacher won.

Sending a huge thank you all the way to Austria from everyone here! Danke schön!

Sarah Harris – The Three Peaks

Sarah walked the Three Peaks over 3 days, only six months after her most recent heart surgery. She raised £1,000 for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. Absolutely awesome Sarah – a young superstar if ever we saw one! Well done you!

Shadeen Staniland – Sponsored Walk

Shadeen organised a sponsored walk with family and friends for CHSF and explained:

We have done a sponsored walk every year for the past 3 years to raise money for Leeds Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. My little girl Esemai had heart surgery at 14 days old in 2015 and it is our way of giving a little back as we are eternally grateful.

Thank you Shadeen for your amazing support!

Charlotte M – London Marathon

Charlotte recently ran the London marathon on behalf of Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. She said:

The London marathon was something on my bucket list and when I got in I always knew I would raise money for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. They did so much helping my goddaughter Ella-Mai when she had heart surgery, so it was a no-brainer! It was the hardest thing I’ve done but was so worth it, and I’m hoping to get in again next year!

Thanks for your support and congrats for completing the marathon Charlotte.

Walker Morris – Royal Buffet

Last but certainly not least – Walker Morris staff got together to organise a fantastic Royal-wedding themed buffet and collect donations for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. Thank you for your on-going support – it looks like everyone had a right Royal time too!

What a stunning array of stories, showing how our charity not only has local support, but international donors too. Thank you to everyone, we can only do this #BecauseofYou!

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