LocalLinks Rock their way to £2,700 for LHM!
A Sutton Coldfield based Charitable Trust, Local Links, has raised thousands to help children with half a heart and their families. By staging An Evening of Entertainment last November at Aston Wood Golf Club, the charity – that aims to support other local charities by staging fundraising events – raised £2,700 for Little Hearts Matter; a Birmingham based charity that supports children with Single Ventricle Heart Conditions; an incurable condition that is diagnosed to 550 children a year throughout the UK.
The night, which saw nearly 100 people attend, was a chance to celebrate 25 years of Little Hearts Matter.
There were some brilliant raffle prizes won and the magnificent Bomba Rock conducted a successful auction where prizes such as a chance to meet the England under 21’s squad at St George’s Park and signed Aston Villa shirt raised
thousands. He then led the entertainment as he performed many classics to an appreciative audience as they danced the night away.
LocalLinks was formed in July 2018, to raise funds for residents within the Royal Borough of Sutton Coldfield,
LocalLinks has five trustees, all of whom are volunteers and Local to the area themselves. One of whom is Chris Brown who explained how it came about:
“We’re just a group of like-minded people who got together and want to help others. We have passion for the town and know that there are so many charities doing amazing work to help those less fortunate than ourselves. If we can raise money, it’s our way of giving back and if we can put on a fantastic night like we did, then all the better!”
Little Hearts Matter’s Fundraising Manager, Ian Carr, said, “Little Hearts Matter is so grateful for the support and incredible efforts in raising such a wonderful amount of money. Local Links has given an incredible amount of time and effort in staging such a successful event. The money raised will help us to help families when they need it most by providing a support helpline, youth events, information regarding the conditions and bringing families together who often have nowhere else to turn. Without people like Local Links we simply couldn’t do our vital work. So, on behalf of the charity, a huge thank you to them.”