It’s Friday once more, and we have three new fantastic fundraisers to share. Find out what this week’s heart heroes have been up to below!

Charity Stall – Ethan Blackburn

Ethan Blackburn organised a stall at his school fete to sell CHSF merchandise. His dad Marc said:

Ethan had the stall at Wheldon Infant School in Castleford just selling merchandise, showing off photos of himself and proudly showing off his medals.

He basically wants to thank CHSF for all they did for him when he was in hospital.

Ethan is an absolute superstar, and we’re incredibly proud of him too!

Garden Party – Tracy Massey

LCHU’s Deputy Clinical Perfusion Manager Tracy Massey had a Garden Party to fundraise for the Skydive she is doing in September for CHSF! Tracy said:

The sun was shining and friends, family, colleagues and fellow skydivers gathered at my garden party to raise funds for CHSF.

Supported by local businesses who provided prosecco and raffle prizes we raised £590. £52 of which was raised by 6-year-old Jude Beatson and his fabulous games. He was the real star of the show!

Tracy told us in detail about some of the attendees, who are both friends and adult heart patients:

The two previous patients are Robin Scargill in the red trousers. She had a PDA in 1994 and the lady on the right with the white hair is Anne Aveyard who had an ASD in 1979 at the LGI when she was in her 30’s.

The future skydivers in the pictures are myself, Georgina Gilchrist-Roberts, Lorna Davidson, Angela Lilley and Filipa Ferreira.

What an inspiring array of people, we’re really grateful for all your efforts – good luck in September to the skydivers!

Total Warrior 2 – Rebecca Higham

Rebecca Higham (and team) took part in Total Warrior 2 weeks ago and raised a great total for CHSF. She told us:

We are fundraising for CHSF as our daughter had open heart surgery at 5 months old in 2016. We will be forever grateful for everything they did for us and for our beautiful Shae.

You guys are most definitely warriors of the highest order (we love your before and after photos, and good luck washing machine!), thank you to one and all!

High fives to everyone mentioned this week – we can only do what we do #BecauseOfYouIf you’d like to be featured here, please do get in touch at – we can’t wait to hear from you!