This week’s fantastic #FundraisingFriday supporters show us that whether you travel far or keep it local, every penny raised for CHSF helps us continue supporting hearts for life.

Liz Denston: Winter Walk

Liz told us a bit about her fundraising and why she chose to raise money for CHSF…


Since retiring I  have taken up walking with Walking Group Yateley.  For the third year running some of us have completed the London half marathon Winter Walk.


This year I have raised money for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund as my great niece had open heart surgery in Leeds at 6 days old and she is now a very healthy 5 year old!

Her parents were supported by the wonderful Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and they now provide support to give something back. I wanted to do something to add my backing. Many of my friends have supported me with donations for which I am very grateful.

And we are so very grateful to you, Liz for this fantastic fundraising!

Morris Family: Christmas Fair

Heart family, The Morris’ decided they wanted to fundraise in order to give something back for the care they received…

We chose to support Children’s Heart Surgery Fund because our daughter Faye had lifesaving surgery as a baby. She turned five in September and we are extremely grateful that we have her here with us.


We decided to raise money for the charity that was vital to us in our time of need.

Faye has two sisters and together we ran a Christmas fair and raffle. Local businesses donated prizes for our raffle and helped to advertise the event.


We rented our local community centre to hold our Christmas fair. On the day we had choir, Santa’s grotto and lots of different stalls to raise money.

A wonderful £524.00 raised to support the thousands of heart patients treated by the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit ever year. Well done Morris Family!

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