5th Dec, 2016

Helen's helping causes with £5K

Joshua Godfrey 23rd Jan, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A KIND-HEARTED Evesham woman who began fund-raising for Vale charities following the death of her nephew has raised nearly £5,000 for good causes.

Helen Richmond, who set-up the ‘Love, Hope and Charity’ group in 2013, is now urging residents to dig deep and donate unwanted items so she can raise even more cash for charities such as Olivia’s Dream, Ben’s First Steps and many more.

The dedicated fund-raiser handed her first cheque over to Acorns Children’s Hospice, a cause close to her heart, after her two-year-old nephew’s brave determination to battle through his disabilities came to a sad end.

Determined to carry on her efforts following her sad loss, the inspirational woman told the Observer there were more people that needed her help and so she carried on raising more and more cash to improve the lives of those in need.

However, Helen is now running low on bric-a-brac items and needs generous Evesham residents to donate even more to her charity group.

“The first charity I choose was Acorns Children’s Hospice, a cause close to my heart, as my nephew sadly passed away there,” Miss Richmond said.

“After that I thought to myself there are others out there who need help so I then decided to carry my group on.

“It was slow at first, but then it picked up. I have raised money for all sorts of charities and so far I have raised about £4,875.

“I sell all sorts from toys, DVDs, clothes, shoes and handbags, all sorts really. The main thing I am short on is bric-a-brac items.”

More information on how to donate to Helen’s charity group can be found on Facebook by searching ‘Helen’s, Love, Hope and Charity’ or by e-mailing slugxxx@hotmail.co.uk.