Family paying it back to hospital - The Evesham Observer

Family paying it back to hospital

Evesham Editorial 3rd Mar, 2019   0

AN EVESHAM fund-raising family have donated thousands of pounds to Birmingham Children’s Hospital to help the development of treatment for sick children.

Mandy Edwards of Badsey Lane has fund-raised for the hospital for the last 15 years and has donated over £21,400 to the hospital, where her daughter Bethan is being treated for a life limiting heart condition.

The dedicated mum raises money in a number of ways including stalls at local craft fairs, selling plants outside her house and organising her annual craft fair in November each year at Leedons Park in Childswickham.

“We have just announced that our ninth annual craft event will be on Saturday, November 16. It’s a major contributor to my fund-raising. Lots of family and friends rally round to help on the day,” she said.

Bethan, 14, has a rare life-limiting heart condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome which means that she only has half a heart.

“Birmingham Children’s Hospital have been brilliant in their care for Beth. She is doing well at moment however the likelihood is that she will need a heart transplant into adulthood,” Mandy said.

Bethan and her mum recently made the trip to Birmingham Children’s Hospital to hand over a cheque for £2,200, the total collected in 2018.

The charity has also relaunched its web site with a new logo and published a book: ‘Bethan- A year in the life of the baby with half a heart’.

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