#FundraisingFriday is a time of celebration, where we commemorate the fantastic fundraisers raising vital donations and awareness for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. This week it’s an entire club!

Worksop Cricket and Sports Club: Fundraising for Charlie

Charlie’s mum Julie Taylor tells us the back story:

Charlie has had 2 open heart surgeries for complex CHD as well as other investigations.

We will always be forever grateful to the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit for the miracles they have worked on Charlie and we are delighted to be able to support this amazing charity that are an integral part of the Leeds success with everything they do to help families like us.

When the cricket club adopted Children’s Heart Surgery Fund as the year’s charity we were delighted!

And here’s what the club says…

Club Manager Shirley tells us:

Charlie has been a part of our ‘cricket family’ since he was born, with his dad being a big part of our cricket team.

We have followed his ups and downs and we are so pleased at how well he is now thanks to what everyone did for him at Leeds General Infirmary. He’s definitely a little star down at Worksop cricket club.

We have had collection tins in the bar area all year. We organised a charity fashion show, a night of music with a band ‘The Crashers’ playing, and Charlie’s sister Brooke did a sponsored cartwheel around the cricket field.

We are over the moon with the amount of money we have been able to raise for this wonderful charity.

Charlie’s godfather Adam Valente ran the Doncaster Half Marathon for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, and says:

I decided to support Children’s Heart Surgery Fund as it’s very close to my heart. Being able to raise money for this amazing charity is an honour. My godson Charlie was very poorly and you were there to help him on his way to recovery.

You helped to provide fantastic care not only for Charlie, but for his parents Chris and Julie who needed more support than ever through that difficult time. I am grateful for all that you did for them.

And the final word goes to mum Julie who adds:

If it wasn’t for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund providing us with accommodation while Charlie has spent weeks at a time in hospital I don’t know what we would have done!

You do fantastic work and we are honoured to help raise vital funds. Keep doing what you are doing, because you are doing a wonderful job.

It’s so lovely to get this feedback, however we really couldn’t do what we do without the wonderful jobs you do! Inspired? Get in touch with Lisa Williams, on lisa.williams@chsf.org.uk | 0113 831 4810 or download our events calendar here for inspiration and to see other ways to get involved.