A FAMILY charity brought their cause to Bromsgrove for a fund-raising firewalk over the bank holiday weekend.
Residents flocked to Catshill Social Club where Rob and Maggie Underwood, from the Charlotte and Craig Saving hearts Foundation, alongside their friend Tracey, organised the event to collect cash for defibrillators for schools in the town.
Among those taking part were Bromsgrove Standard sales representative Louise Hillman, Sarah Barrass from the Redditch Standard and Tammy Farrington and Sade Williams from our Solihull Observer.
They raised more than £800 and still have sponsorship money and donations to collect. The team is hoping to collect more than £2,000 for the life saving machines.
Rob is hoping they will have enough money to pay for two new defibrillators and said the more people they could help the better.
“The weather did seem to put people off so we didn’t have as many come as we hoped but the sun came out and we had about 30 people brave the firewalk.
“I want to say a big thank you to everyone who took part or donated and to Catshill Club for letting us invade.
“UK Fire Walk has dramatically helped us.
“Scott who ran the walk was amazing and a great gent.
“It is hard work sometimes as a family charity so without the support of these people and The Standard which has just been a huge support and has taken part in the event – we wouldn’t be able to have done so much good.
“The aim of the charity is to give everyone their best chance of survival and it would not be possible without their help so thank you so much to everyone.”
To donate to the cause visit www.ccshf.org.uk/