TENDERHEART NEWS

Thank You

We received £280.00 from the residents of Saxonwood Residential Home in Battle which, they collected from their regular Sunday Services. Thank you for your continued support.

Once again we were very grateful to Wendy Mansfield who sold her quality plants from her award winning garden; Karabu in Battle, which raised £350.00  for Tenderheart.

We would like to say THANK YOU to all our regular supporters for their kind donations.

What we did in 2018

We provided many families with a well deserved break at the beautiful Crowhurst Holiday Park, which for many families was their first holiday in years, due to their hospital stays and treatments.

We provided play equipment for a Hospital ‘Children’s Ward’ which was in great need of Toys and games to keep the children happy.

We also provided play and craft equipment for children with Dystonia who were attending a special day in London.  Because the children were occupied with crafts and play, their parents were able to listen to professional speakers about the condition and it also gave them an opportunity to speak to other parents in a similar situation.

The Lodge is booked again for 2019 and we hope the families will enjoy a very special time together.

Liam’s Amazing Achievement

Liam White has completed 7 Marathon in 12 months and has raised over £20,0000 for Tenderheart. Liam’s Support will enable Tenderheart to send more sick children and their family to the 5 star resort Crowhurst Park for a well deserved break in-between hospital treatment.  Enriching the lives of sick children and their families with ‘Hope, Strength & Happiness’. The funds raised will also help to provide selected hospitals with much needed recreational equipment for Children and Young Adults.
A fantastic Achievement, to be able to complete all the marathons in various countries within 12 months and a big thank you for supporting Tenderheart.

Gardner’s Plant Sale

Liam White’s 7 Marathons In 12 Months

Having found a sport that I am good at I decided to set myself a challenge to run 7 Marathons in 12 months to help families who are experiencing heartbreaking times.  I am raising £10,000 to support the work of Tenderheart. I have so far run Amsterdam, Barcelona, Vienna, London and Milton Keynes and will hopefully complete Copenhagen and Berlin in the next 4 months.

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BBC Sussex and Surrey Community Heroes Award

Ann Dedman CEO of Tenderheart Charity was nominated a local hero for her fundraising and dedication to supporting her daughter’s charity ‘Tenderheart’, she was short listed in the fundraising category of BBC Sussex and Surrey Community Heroes awards and triumphed.

Ann Said “I was really pleased to receive the award but this award is for my daughter Colleen who founded the charity, but sadly died from a cancer.  “It was her idea and aspirations that led to the charity being a success.  She was always thinking of others and wanted to set up a holiday home for other children who were going through what she was.”

“Colleen would hold fundraising events for the charity at home and in local community and church halls.  We were able to buy a holiday home at Crowhurst Park.

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Ann Dedman, CEO of Tenderheart Charity (centre)

The setting there has all the aspects of her dream, such as indoor swimming facilities, horses in fields, ducks on a pond, playgrounds and tennis courts, facilities for all the family to enjoy a special time together.

“The Tenderheart Team are all volunteers and work in their spare time to support the work Colleen setup, we rely on people’s goodwill and support”

“It is lovely to know that you can make a difference. I am hoping the award will raise the profile of the Tenderheart Charity.”

Mark Fosters 10K Run

Mark Fosters ran the Rainford 10K for Tenderheart,  Many Thanks for you support.

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