Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF) have received an amazing £10,000 donation from Halifax-based celebrity events company “An Experience With”.

The events company host exclusive black-tie dinner evenings at prime UK venues with well-known A-list celebrities from Film and Sport such as Al Pacino, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Conor McGregor.

The events feature a mix of live interviews and Q&A sessions with the stars, photo opportunities, memorabilia auctions and live music. And they have kindly contributed £10,000 to CHSF from the proceeds of two of their events last year.

Events Director Stephen Olexy gained valuable insight into the charity’s cause when he visited the children’s cardiac ward at the Leeds Children’s Hospital to meet staff, patients and their families.

Mr Olexy said:

“We are proud to make a donation of £10,000 to the Leeds CHSF on the back of our recent successful events with Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone in 2018.”

 “An Experience With is growing into an international brand and on the back of our success we are proud to help a charity which is also based in West Yorkshire and a charity which is making such a significant difference to the children and parents who need it most.”

Supporting the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit, CHSF provides vital medical equipment, parent accommodation for families who can’t easily commute to the hospital and ward facilities to provide extra distraction for patients.

CHSF CEO Sharon Milner attended the Robert De Niro event last year, and was over the moon with the £10k donation. She said:

“This hugely generous donation from a brilliant West Yorkshire business will help us continue our vital mission to support hearts for life. We can’t thank them enough.”

“I loved attending ‘An Experience With’, it was amazing to have such a world-class celebrity within reaching distance and overall we had a wonderful evening. Their events come highly recommended.”

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About Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF)

Almost 1 in 100 babies in the UK are born with congenital heart disease (CHD). CHSF is a charity providing support for babies, children and adults with CHD in our region. Patients are treated at Leeds Congenital Heart Unit at the Leeds Children’s Hospital, and come from all areas of Yorkshire, Humberside and North Lincolnshire.

CHSF provides valuable equipment, resources and research, as well as providing a support service for both the patients and their families along the way. For more information on CHSF, see

 About “An Experience With”

Delivering the highest caliber & critically acclaimed ‘An Experience With’ events! We have pushed boundaries to bring some of the most significant names in Sport, Music, and Film to the UK, with many more to follow. We have worked and continue to work with many A-list celebrities, including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Pacino, Jean Claude Van Damme, Mike Tyson and most recently Conor McGregor to name a few. We are immensely looking forward to the next 12 months and beyond, so watch this space… #ANEXPWITH

Editor’s note: To find out more, please call CHSF’s Marketing & Communications Manager Andy McNally on 0113 831 4810 (office) or 07974 978692 (mobile).