THOUSANDS RAISED FOR CHILDREN’S CHARITY
24th April 2012
A fundraiser hosted in honour of children’s charity KEEPTHEBEAT has helped raise £2,571 thanks to generous donations from members of the public.
The event was hosted at The Old Station Nursery at Waterside South in Lincoln. The nursery offered its venue for the day in honour of little Logan Whiteley, who turns three in May, after he suffered congenital heart disease. KEEPTHEBEAT helps children and families going through a similar crisis.
Logan, who attends the nursery, underwent major open heart surgery just 10 days before his first birthday after being diagnosed with Fallots Tetralogy (congenital heart disease) at just six weeks old.
Mum Stacey Whiteley, 32, said: “We are absolutely amazed at the generosity and support people clearly have for KEEPTHEBEAT and thank The Old Station Nursery for supporting this event in its second year. Fundraising is very important and without it the charity cannot move forward with its long term aims and aspirations.”
Money was raised through a mix of donations, cake sales and raffle tickets.
Visit www.keepthebeat.co.uk to find our more about the charity or to make a donation.
Notes to editors
- KEEPTHEBEAT is a Leicester-based charity established with an aim to provide hope and support to the families affected by congenital heart defects. It supports The East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester which is where all children born with heart defects within the Lincolnshire region are referred. It works across Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire and parts of Warwickshire and South Yorkshire.
- The Old Station Nursery Ltd was founded by Sarah Steel in 2002 and now runs 13 settings across England.
- To find out more visit www.theoldstationnursery.co.uk