More than 300 people turned up on Sunday 27th July to enjoy the sponsored walk to raise funds for Newcastle Freeman hospitals children’s heart unit.
The CHUF event was held at Close House Hotel and Golf Club owned by Graham Wylie.
After running our breakfast morning for the CHUF foundation and seeing how many lives are saved by the medics at the unit, our Directors knew that this is charity we wanted to continue on supporting and helping.
Mortimer Bell sponsored Little Charlie who is 3 months old and had his life saved by all at the Freeman Hospital and without the support of the CHUF Little Charlie would not have been here today without the treatment of the Freeman Hospital and their high quality care. Charlie is on the road to recovery and from speaking with Charlie and his family it was clear they had a wonderful day to remember.
Director of Mortimer Bell, said: “From being involved in the CHUF charity for a short period of time, we have seen how important this charity is to the well-being and the future of hundreds of ill children. When the opportunity arose to be able to sponsor Little Charlie for the Toddle walk we immediately got involved. It was a fabulous event and a record number of people took part in the toddle, we are already looking forward to the next event.”
Susan Jackson, president of CHUF, said: “It is essential that we raise money for the accommodation block as the success of the Freeman Hospital means that more and more children from all over the UK are needing to use the children’s heart unit.”