This #FundraisingFriday is a fantastic example of how our amazing supporters are using their hobbies to raise more for CHSF! What could you do?

Adam Stones: Crown Green Bowling Competition

Adam said:

We found out at Leigha-Mae’s 20 week scan that she had heart defects and from that moment on the team at LGI were absolutely fantastic.


Over the remainder of the pregnancy and up until Leigha’s first operation at the age of 2, we were swept up with the world of complex heart defects. Leigha is doing really well, and this is a testament to the service from  the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit. With that in mind, I was determined to do my bit for the cause.

I play Crown Green Bowls competitively, and know how lucrative competitions can be, so I took it upon myself to plan and organise a competition to raise money for CHSF.


The planning and organizing, and the day itself was hard work, but well worth it! I ran a raffle, sold food and drinks on the day (which mostly had been sourced through donations locally), and I managed to drum up some sponsorship from local businesses and generous donations from friends and family.


I had set a personal target of £1000. To achieve and surpass this by 50% is amazing and I am still overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity.

Poppy & Molly: Bake Sale

Sarah Cookson, Director at Switalskis Solicitors, came along with her daughters to Switalskis monthly networking event.

They baked cookies, flapjacks and chocolate muffins to raise funds for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and to go towards their Girl Guide and Brownie badges.

The girls raised an amazing £70, which could cover the cost of 7 Katie Bear teddy bears!

Wow! A huge well done Daisy and Poppy! Thank you so much for your incredible fundraising. Children’s Heart Surgery Fund can only do what we do because of people just like you!

Fancy fundraising for CHSF? Fill in our Fundraiser Registration Form or get in touch with Community Fundraiser Lisa Williams to discuss your ideas on | 0113 831 4810