Mandy hopes to make more money for Children's Hospital - The Evesham Observer

Mandy hopes to make more money for Children's Hospital

Evesham Editorial 2nd Feb, 2018   0

AN EVESHAM fund-raiser is going all out to raise a record £22,000 for a hospital where her daughter is being treated for a life limiting heart condition.

Mandy Edwards of Badsey Lane has fund-raised for the hospital for the last 14 years and has donated a total of £19,100 to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Mandy fund-raises in a number of ways including stalls at local craft fairs, selling plants and garden produce outside their house, and organising her annual craft fair in November each year at Childswickham.

The caring mum said: “The organisation of my craft event is enormous with planning starting each January. From confirming stall holders to securing raffle prizes, we have been so grateful to Leedons Park Broadway for the use of their superb facilities for the event. The eighth annual craft event on Saturday November 17 is a major contributor to my fund raising.

“This year I am determined to hit the record-breaking £22,000 mark.”

Mandy’s daughter, Bethan, 13, has a rare life-limiting heart condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome which means that she only has half a heart.

Bethan’s dad, Bryan, said: “Birmingham Children’s Hospital have been brilliant in their care for Beth.

She experienced four open heart surgeries in her first five years, with the first one at just three days old.

Her on-going care at the hospital has been exceptional and we cannot praise them enough”.

Bethan attends Alderman Knight Special Needs School in Tewkesbury and takes part in all the activities that she is able with her weakened heart and while she is curently doing well, the likelihood is that she will need a heart transplant into adulthood.

Visit for more information on Bethan or to donate to the hospital.

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