Following a successful round of fundraising in 2014, Smart Storage have earmarked a North West based charity to benefit from their planned activities in 2015.

The Children’s Heart Association has been operating as a registered charity since 1974 and is part of a national network of heart charities. It was formed to offer support to families of children with heart disorders. Their remit is wide ranging, providing events and parties for ‘heart families’, holding regular support meetings and providing equipment and toys for specialist hospital wards and clinics.

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The type of events they typically run include bowling, ice skating, weekends away, trips to soft play and sensory play centres and activity and information days for affected families.

They have branches in the North West, centred around Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital in Pendlebury.

The organisation exists due to the unremitting support and loyalty of a band of volunteers and donations raised through their own fundraising.

Smart Storage have been able to kick start the company’s own support of the charity by an early donation of over £380 raised by their Liverpool store. The lion’s share of this was raised by Store Assistant, Sarah Cavanagh, who ran the Liverpool Santa Dash at the end of 2014 and drummed up plenty of sponsorship from friends and family!

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We are delighted to be supporting this worthy charity and look forward to helping their volunteers continue their work throughout the rest of 2015.