Holbeach family smashes £1,000 fundraising target for children’s heart charity

Dan and Rebekah Taylor (back centre and second right) with other fundraisers for Heart Link Children's Charity hold a five-a-side football tournament at The Holbeach Hub.  Photo by Michael Fysh.
Dan and Rebekah Taylor (back centre and second right) with other fundraisers for Heart Link Children's Charity hold a five-a-side football tournament at The Holbeach Hub. Photo by Michael Fysh.
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A Holbeach family inspired by the medical care given to their son have raised about £2,000 for a children’s heart charity.

Dan and Rebekah Taylor organised a charity football and cake day at The Holbeach Hub youth centre which managed to raise almost £550 for Heart Link Children’s Charity (East Midlands Children’s Heart Care Association).

The couple’s son, Oliver (4), recently had surgery at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, after doctors discovered a hole in his heart and the charity day was put on to show their gratitude to the medical staff at Glenfield who supported them and their son.

About a quarter of the money raied came from a football tournament, with three five-a-side teams taking part in a ten-hour marathon series of matches. Meanwhile, cakes, teas and coffees were sold inside the Holbeach Hub where there was also a bric-a-brac stall and donation buckets.

All the money raised for Heart Link which provides support for parents and children with heart defects, as well as hospitals such as Glenfield to be able to provide valuable medical equipment.

Dan said: “Heart Link really helped Oliver and the family because they provided chairs, fridges and milk to the hospital which meant we could stay with him.” “The support from everyone was fantastic and I’d like to thank Tesco Holbeach, Co-op Whaplode, Holbeach Parish Council and Tonwood Home Hardware for their support and donations.”

Heart Link really helped Oliver and the family because they provided chairs, fridges and milk to the hospital which meant we could stay with him

Dan and Rebekah Taylor of Holbeach

Fight to the finish over Glenfield Hospital heart services

Holbeach family’s fundraiser for heart charity