We held a curry and live entertainment evening at the Silk Route, with music provided by Motown tribute act A-Kay. A great big thank you to Ali and his team for all the fantastic food, also a big thank you to the Heartfelt Group for their support on the night with the raffle.
A great night was had by all, and £835 was raised for the Andrew Parr Memorial Fund.
Chris and Julie Smith
More on the Heartfelt Group
We are a small group of Mums and family members who have all been affected by the sudden death of our beloved children, we come together to support each other and to fundraise to be able to offer free screenings in the Preston area which would prevent other families suffering the same loss as us, one of our members Julie joined us after her son was picked up at one of our screenings a few years ago, Chris is now fit and well and a brilliant advocate for screenings, they have both raised a lot of awareness through publicity surrounding some of the charity events they have organised.
All the money we raise is directed straight into two ring fenced memorial funds and used solely for screenings, these accounts are in the names of Andrew Parr and Stevie Wiggins, but money raised is in memory of all our sons:
Andrew Coles, Andrew Parr, David Quinney, Stephen Gregory, Stevie Wiggins and Stuart Cave.
Last year we held a curry night, had a table top sale, a market stall, and had a Christmas Concert featuring The South Ribble Concert Band. This year to date we have had another curry night with a Motown and soul artist which was very well supported, and a few things in the pipeline for the rest of the year, including two screening days.
We are passionate about raising funds and awareness as well as offering support to each other, if you are reading this and have been affected yourself we would love to meet you, come and join our little group we meet for coffee and occasional meals
You can find our group on Facebook just search for Heartfelt, it’s nice to be in the company of people who have walked in your shoes and feel the way you do.