AN EXTRAVAGANZA held by Droitwich DoubleBeat raised £3,600 for the British Heart Foundation to help fund the charity’s life-saving research.
Flutter Feet, Food and Fizz at Manor Hill House in Bromsgrove included a meal, drink, live music and an auction, along with a spectacular fireworks finale.
Sarah Ayling, member of Droitwich DoubleBeat, said: “We want to say a massive thank you to our guests who created a sensational atmosphere and helped raise a fantastic amount for life saving research.
“It was a great night enjoyed by all and the feedback we’ve received has been wonderful.”
She added as a three-strong team they relied on the kindness of their supporters and could not have made the event so successful without them.
“To know our first event of 2020 has raised £3,600 is encouraging.”
Celebrity couple Ollie Proudlock and Emma Louise Connolly sent a well-wishing video and the group created a film showing compilation of people of all ages who were all living with the daily burden of heart and circulatory diseases.
“Although the event is over, we hope the content and statistics shared will remain with our guests and continue reminding them of the incredible research funded by the BHF,” added Sarah.
The Droitwich DoubleBeat BHF Fundraising Group was formed by friends Sarah, Marie Tolley and Jamie Curtis.
Jamie’s daughter, Myla was born with double inlet left ventricle, a condition which affects the valves and chambers of the heart.
The condition is a congenital heart defect, which means Myla’s heart did not form properly whilst in the womb.
She underwent her first heart operation aged just six months and, although she will require further surgery, the four-year-old is trying to live her life as normally as possible.
Jamie said: “The BHF is so important to me – without the research it funds Myla’s future would be bleak.
“It has been a daunting four years but being able to share our experience helps raise awareness that heart problems can affect the young as well as the old. “I hope our story will encourage others to support the BHF’s life saving research.”
Worcestershire BHF fund-raising manager Karen Robinson added: “The Flutter Feet, Food and Fizz event was a really successful night, and we are delighted to hear of the phenomenal amount of money raised towards the BHF’s life-saving research.
“Without the help of dedicated supporters like our Droitwich DoubleBeat fund-raising group, we wouldn’t be able to fund the life saving work we do in our aim to beat heartbreak forever.”
The group is now hoping to run further events which appeal to all ages and raise funds for the BHF over the next 12 months,
Email DroitwichDoubleBeat@hotmail.com for more or to suggest ideas for activities.
Call Karen on 07388 945024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more on fund-raising or volunteering for the BHF.