It’s time for Fundraising Friday! Each week we like to celebrate our fantastic supporters and showcase their fundraising efforts. Read on to find out what they’ve been up to!

Jackie Green – North Lincs. Half Marathon

Jackie took on the North Lincolnshire Half Marathon to raise funds for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF). She said:

“Inspired by our beautiful baby girl, Lake Richardson, On the 6th of May, I ran the North Lincolnshire Half Marathon to raise funds for CHSF.

Last year, at 11 months, Lake had surgery to repair a large VSD. The surgery was successful and we are hopeful that Lake won’t require any further treatment. We feel incredibly lucky and will be forever thankful to the Doctors and Nurses in Leeds, particularly Dr Jaber, and CHSF who supported us and Lake’s twin brother (Seth) during her stay.

Lake is a kind, funny and headstrong little girl and has made an amazing recovery. We would like to also thank everyone who sponsored me to run the race (even more of a challenge on one of the hottest days of the year!) and helped me to raise just over £1000!”

Newman Stewart – Royal Wedding Party


Staff at Newman Stewart hosted their very own Royal Wedding party, complete with food games and more. Their British-themed banquet went down a treat and they collected donations for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. They said:

“We decided to support Children’s Heart Surgery fund as it’s a local charity providing much-needed help and funding to children and their families.

An employee at Newman Stewart championed the cause, having seen the work of the CHSF first hand and knowing the real difference they can make. We’re excited to be a part of that.”

A big thank you to both Jackie and the staff at Newman Stewart for your support! Thanks for sharing your words and pictures. We can only do what we do #BecauseofYou! If you’d like to be featured here, please do send us an e-mail to