Well done to Emily Jardine who ran in the 2013 Dubai 10K back in January of this year. Emily and her supporters raised nearly £500 for the Association – amazing!
Good luck to David Barden who is cycling over 2,000 miles through Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan to Samarkand in Uzbekistan this spring. His fundraising page has already passed the £300 mark and is still climbing. Check out his fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving and show your support for him and our Association.
Thanks again to all our fundraisers and supporters who keep our Association going and able to help children with congenital heart disorders and their families. Keep up the good work.
On Friday 1st March we hosted a fashion show in Liverpool at the Days Inn hotel. After a lot of packing, shifting and unpacking (thanks Val & Val’s dad) we were ready to begin. There were 28 people who turned up to see the show. During the evening we had a disco, Irish bingo and raffles too. Afterwards, we had fish and chips with a glass of wine for the adults and soft drinks for the kids.
We’d like to say a big thank you to our models Kali and Ella who both did a grand job and we’re very grateful to you both for doing this. You both looked great in your outfits and the clothes sold as soon as you took each outfit off which was great.
I know all who came enjoyed the bargain hunting and some fantastic bargains were there to be had. Thanks to all who came and showed your support it’s very much appreciated and we made a profit of £453.
We didn’t have a great turn-out on the night however everyone that came really enjoyed themselves. It was great to see some new faces with our new members joining in and meeting others. It was fun to see one of our volunteers, Pearl, who does not normally gamble really enter into the spirit. She decided there would be no stopping her so she claimed the whole of the bottom of the table and set in to stay the night! There were some risk takers with one member winning the most amount of chips on the night deciding to bet it all on number four. On the very last spin it came up, winning them a bottle of Champagne.
Hope to see you all at our Dinner Dance in May.
My friend Joanne, who is a big supporter of CHA, asked her work if we could hold a charity prize bingo there. Joanne works for the local council at Stadt Moers and we were able to use their facilities. Joanne advertised this and we got a great response and also the possibility of holding more there in the future.
Thank you to Joanne for organising and Gordon for allowing us to hold a prize bingo a Stadt Moers. We appreciate your continued support.
A big thank you to Swizzels Matlow for donating loads of mini tubes of Love Hearts for us to give away at open days and events.
You can now donate quickly and easily to the Association by text message. Just text HART42 and amount to 70070. 100% of your donation goes to the Association and UK tax payers can GiftAid it which adds an extra 25% to your donation from the tax man. Download our poster or see www.heartchild.info/donatebytext for more info.
Might seem a bit early but our 2011 Christmas Cards are now available. Get yours while stocks last. See www.heartchild.info/cards for more details.
Our Justgiving fundraisers can now receive donations to their fundraising page via text message, see http://www.heartchild.info/justtextgiving for more information.
Adriana Ceruso has raised £265 for the Association by taking part in a Saint Valentine’s Day Walk. Fantastic. See her fundraisng page at http://www.justgiving.com/adrianaceruso
A sincere “Thank You” from all of us at the Childrens Heart Association, your support and donations go a long way to helping us fulfil our aims.
Thank you to Dr James Tornos for a donation of £200; all the staff at BAA Business Support Centre Ltd for a donation of £235.53 which was raised on the back of your monthly dress down day; Bob and Marion Hitchen for a donation of £120 which you raised on the back of your Diamond Wedding Anniversary; Tom and Jean Hitchen for a donation of £150 raised by donations at your Diamond Wedding anniversary; and Mrs Brenda Buttery for your very kind donation of £120, which you raised through the fun run/walk for your grandson’s 1st birthday.