September 28th, 2016

Bromsgrove charity up for prestigious award

Bromsgrove charity up for prestigious award Bromsgrove charity up for prestigious award
Updated: 10:45 am, May 07, 2015

BROMSGROVE-based charity Libby Mae’s Little Angels has been nominated for a national accolade.

And the charity is holding another fund-raising football match to help the cause reach its target of collecting £100,000 by the end of the year.

Residents have until tomorrow (Saturday) to vote for the charity to become The Butterfly Awards’ 2014 Committed Babyloss Fund-raiser of the year.

So far mum Charlotte and dad Richard Sharatt have raised almost £80,000.

The awards celebrate the strength and achievements of nominees who have shown great courage or have worked to support those going through baby loss.

The winner will be announced during a special ceremony and dinner at the Chesford Grange Hotel, in Warwickshire, on October 11 and will aim to bring awareness to causes which are too often hidden away.

Residents have been invited to see Villa Lions and Legends go up against Libby Mae’s Little Angel at Bromsgrove Sporting FC, on the Birmingham Road, on September 21. Anyone interested in sponsoring and advertising opportunities for the special match still have time to get involved.

And, there are also a couple of positions available on Libby Mae’s team, it costs £50 per player for a guaranteed 45 minutes against The Legends.

Charlotte, who is expecting a baby boy in November, said: “It brought a tear to my eye when we first found out.

“We were quite overwhelmed, we were nominated by someone we did not even know.

“We are honoured to be nominated and to be short-listed for this award, we are looking forward to attending the awards ceremony.

“We are also looking forward to the football match; last year was a real success and we are hoping for the same again this year.”

Charlotte and Richard launched Libby Mae’s Little Angels in memory of their daughter Libby Mae who was born at Birmingham Women’s Hospital on April 26 last year, but passed away two weeks later.

Libby Mae had a rare condition whereby a vein between her left lung and her heart did not develop properly.

The charity raises funds to pay for equipment at neo-natal units across the Midlands. Entry tickets for the football match cost £5 for adults and £3 for under 16s.

Visit www.thebutterflyawards.com to vote for the charity and show your support.

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