Archive for June, 2011
Bloomfield Collegiate have supported the charity over the past year to raise funds for children with heart disease in Northern Ireland. They were a fantastic help in our christmas bagpacks in the local Marks & Spencers and Sainsburys and the pupils were also eager participants in our ‘Wear your heart on your Sleeve’ Day.
Many thanks to all the pupils and teachers for their fantastic efforts!
Staff from the North Western Regional College held a sleepover to raise funds for the Children’s Heartbeat Trust in memory of baby Megan McCaul who passed away earlier this year.
Megan’s granny Bridgeen (Annette’s mum-in-law) is one of the College’s NVQ assessors.
Many thanks to all involved in supporting the fundraiser
A fundraising team from Portstewart took part in a sponsored relay at the Belfast Marathon 2011. The relay team was made up of Gordon McGaughey, Catherine Millikin and Caroline Martin, though Gordon continued on from the first leg to finish the entire marathon! Also taking part in the Fun Run was Caroline Martin’s niece, Charis Brind.
The motivation behind this fundraising was little Amy Martin (daughter of Caroline Martin) who has previously received treatment in Clark Clinic.
Well done to the team and thanks so much to all those who sponsored the runners!
The Palmer family organized a coffee morning and took part in a sponsored relay at the Belfast Marathon to raise funds for the charity.
The Palmer family would like to say a big thank-you to the relay runners; Nicola Patterson, Steven Scott, Suzanne Gibbs and Michael Cunninhgams, as well as all their friends and family for their generosity and support.
A local fundraising team from Newtownards raised the fantastic sum of £1,390 in aid of local charity, Children’s Heartbeat Trust. The group of friends took part in a sponsored relay at the Belfast Marathon and ran a highly successful charity night in the Woburn Arms.
The fundraising was led by mum Debbie Burch, whose son Robbie (2) receives treatment at Clark Clinic, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children for a serious heart condition. Debbie and Robbie wanted to raise funds to help support other children in Northern Ireland with congenital heart problems, and their families.
Thanks so much to Debbie and her friends and family for their continued support for the charity – it really is greatly appreciated!
When Lisa Callendar (Lexie’s mum) decided to pull together a recipe book it seemed like a fantastic way to raise funds for the charity, but nobody expected that demand would mean that a second run of books would be needed!
But that is what happened thanks to the hard work Lisa put into compiling recipes from friends, family and a few famous names!
The foreword of the book from Lisa reads..
Lexie Callendar was born 5 weeks premature in Mother’s Day, 17th March 2010 as I had developed life threatening high blood pressure. She was initialy well, but within 16 hours of being born, she was taken to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children where she was diagnosed with a coarctation of the aorta by Dr Brian Grant. She required surgery which would be done by Mr Dennis Gladstone when she was 2 weeks old. Before this, Lexie developed an infection and required breathing support and intravenous drugs from the intensive care unit. Thankfully, at 4 weeks and 5 days old, Lexie was able to get home. Throughout her stay at RBHSC, we were supported by the Children’s Heartbeat Trust, who enabled us to stay near her in their self contained flat in the rafters of the hospital. This meant we were only a few minutes from her which alowed us to rest and also gave us peace of mind.
As a thank you for their support, I have compiled this recipe book with the help of family, friends and a few famous names.
Please enjoy these recipes.
Lisa Callendar, Lexie’s proud mummy
A very big thank-you to Lisa for this wonderful recipe book. A re-run is in process so if you would like your very own copy just let us know!
The Murphy family from Silverbridge in Newry organised a wonderfully successful Golf Classic day in early May. Despite the heavens opening an incredible 50 four-ball teams turned out on the day to raise funds for the Chidren’s Heartbeat Trust.
A massive thank-you to the Murphy family for organising this fantastic event, to all their friends and family members for helping out and especially to all the golfers who refused to let the weather put them off!
Charity Night, 11 June 2011; Ligoniel Working Mens Club
A great night out is on the cards with a light buffet, disco and raffle. 8pm- LATE and £3.00 /ticket.
Today is our Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve Day to raise funds and awareness of children with heart disease in Northern Ireland
To follow all the action click on our Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/mpB2w7 and change your profile pic and status update too!
The 116 Rainbow Guides, Knock Presbyterian Church took up the challenge of ‘sponsored circuits’, spending an exuberant hour filled with activities and sports in aid of the charity.
Thanks to all the Rainbows for their help for other sick children in Northern Ireland.