Toddler raises over £2,000 for heart charity

A fundraising event at a nursery in honour of one of the toddlers managed to raise over £2,000 for heart charity KEEPTHEBEAT at the weekend.

Old Station Nursery at Waterside South held a red day to raise money for congenital heart disease, something which affected Logan Whiteley.

As previously reported, Logan underwent open heart surgery just before his first birthday due to Fallots Tetralogy.

KEEPTHEBEAT provides support for children and their families at the stressful time.

Thanks to donations from the public on the day, the nursery and Whiteley family raised £2,571.

As well as donations, the money came from cake sales and raffle tickets.

Logan’s mum, Stacey Whiteley, 32, said: “We are absolutely amazed at the generosity and support people clearly have for KEEPTHEBEAT and thank The Old Station Nursery for supporting this event in its second year.

“Fundraising is very important and without it the charity cannot move forward with its long-term aims and aspirations.”