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Fun day raises hundreds of pounds for The Bluebells
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AN ANNUAL fun day raised hundreds of pounds for a holiday home for seriously-ill children and their families.
Sporting Footprints was set up by Tony and Gemma Hart to fundraise for The Bluebells, in North Waltham. The couple, who used to live in Basingstoke, have visited the home numerous times with their four-year-old twin sons Freddie and Noah, who suffer from a variety of respiratory problems.
Despite relocating from Popley to Lancashire, the family still visit regularly for weekend stays. The fun day was held at the Sebastian’s Action Trust-run home and featured a barbecue, live band and activities for children and adults to enjoy.
About 200 people attended the event which raised £650 for Sebastian’s Action Trust.
Gemma, 30, said: “We will carry on fundraising here for as long as we can, and we definitely want to carry on holding this fun day every year.
“It will be up to Sebastian’s Action Trust where the money goes – everything they do here is wonderful, and we know it’s going to a great cause.
“We are very much still in contact with everyone at The Bluebells, and we visit as much as when we lived nearby.”
The couple pulled in support from family and friends to help with the event, where band Eight Beats in a Bar provided the entertainment.
Gemma said: “Despite a few showers, it was a really great day.”
Since Sporting Footprints was set up by Tony and Gemma and their friend Dan Gill, the charity has raised £4,000.
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