The year is flying by, we are already at September and with September comes a new Fundraiser of the Month – Emma Brook.

Emma is a key fundraiser for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and has shown continuous support for the Charity for a long time.

Emma recently organised a Family Fun Day at Wilton Park in Batley which was amazingly well-attended, and everyone had a fantastic day.

If that wasn’t enough, after the success of her own skydive with friends last year, Emma also organised for another group of individuals to take on the gruelling jump at Hibaldstow, North Lincolnshire.

Emma continues to receive unending support from her family, friends and the local community, putting her heart and soul into all her fundraising.

And her motivation? Emma works tirelessly to continue to support CHSF due to the care her son Alfie receives at the LGI.

I think everyone knows our backstory…it’s all about my Alfie. From my 20 week scan the heart unit at LGI have been there to support us all through Alfie’s surgeries. This is why CHSF is the charity that means the most to us.

I see what help they give others and gave us both in and out of hospital.

We’ve stayed in Eckersley House which receives funding from CHSF; Alfie has played on the ward with toys provided by CHSF; and he’s got an INR home testing kit funded by the Charity.

Emma’s son Alfie at the Fun Day

We asked Emma for any advice she would give to anyone thinking about organising a fundraising event for CHSF:

We’ve had ladies’ nights, race night, Halloween events, Fundays and Skydives. I’d just advise any fundraisers to organise events that you know people are going to enjoy and remember however much you make it’s all going towards making a difference to someone’s life.

And thank YOU Emma for being so dedicated to our cause – we can’t wait to see what events you have in store in the future. #BecauseOfYou

For more info on how you can get involved in raising money for CHSF contact Lisa Williams, Community Fundraiser 0113 831 4810