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Introducing our charity of choice for 2013 – Heart-Link – Glenfield
As most of you know, each year we choose a charity to support both from The Christmas Tree Farm and Billingley Christmas Trees Ltd. This year we have chosen a small, special charity called Heart Link which is based in Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. You can read more at their website http://www.heartlink-glenfield.org.uk/
If you are wondering why we have chosen this charity, then let me explain:
It all stems from a special little girl called Amelia Rose
Amelia is 2 years old and lives in Doncaster with her parents and her little brother Max who is 1. She was born with Downs Syndrome and a heart problem. She is a beautiful, happy little girl and her mummy is a good friend of ours.
Ameila went into hospital in September for major heart surgery. The surgery was not as successful as they’d hoped and Amelia has remained in Glenfield hospital since and undergone many further surgical procedures, including more major heart surgery. She is currently fighting for her life, and what a little fighter she is proving to be by getting this far.
Whilst Amelia is in hospital, her parents are having to travel backwards and forwards from Doncaster in turn as Max needs looking after at home. The costs of travel and parking are an extra worry at an already horrendous time. This charity helps families in this situation and in honour of Amelia we have chosen to support it this year.
If this story touches your heart as you think of you own children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews, then we have set up a special promotion code HEART. Enter this at the checkout when ordering your Christmas trees online and we will donate to Heart-Link.