Heart Heroes Winter Wonderland

We had an amazing turnout for our Heart Heroes Winter Wonderland and minibus launch on Saturday 4 December – Santa met over 100 children, including some of our special Heart Heroes, who each received a gift and had a superb time. Plus we raised a brilliant £1350, which will be used to support children suffering from congenital heart disease and their families throughout the South West and South Wales. A huge thank you goes to Carpet Outlet on Bristol Road in Gloucester for their massive efforts hosting and publicising the event, and to every member of the Heart Heroes team for all the hard work they put into making the day such a success. 

The Mayor of Gloucester, Councillor Collette Finnegan (Conservative, Abbeydale), Councillor Pam Tracey, Deputy Mayor (Conservative, Westgate) and Councillor Lyn Ackroyd (Conservative, Moreland) were there to mark the official launch of the new Heart Heroes minibus at the event, our thanks to all three of them for coming along and for helping to raise awareness of Heart Heroes’ work. The minibus is already proving to be invaluable and means we can offer fun activities and memory making experiences to even more of our Heart Heroes families. Our grateful thanks go, of course, to the sponsors of the minibus, without whom we would not be able to afford to run it, they are:

Elite Home Care Solutions www.elitehomecaresolutions.co.uk

Blue Sky Signs www.blueskysigns.co.uk 

Elmrep Office Solutions www.elmrep.co.uk 

Gloucester Carpet Outlet www.gloucestercarpetoutlet.co.uk 

Gloucester Glass www.gloucesterglass.co.uk 

Grass Outlet www.grass-outlet.co.uk 

Hazlewoods www.hazlewoods.co.uk 

Hot Tubs Rock www.hottubsrock.co.uk 

iLex Accountancy Services www.ilexas.co.uk 

Lily & Me Clothing www.lilyandmeclothing.com 

Quickmach Engineering Solutions www.quickmach.co.uk 

Sanderson Financial www.sandersonfinancial.co.uk 

TG Sales & Lettings www.tgres.co.uk 

Blue Sky Signs www.blueskysign.co.uk

Of course an HH army marches on its stomach – so a huge thank you to Asda Gloucester Superstore for their kind donation of mince pies for the event as well. We have received some lovely comments from our visitors:

“We had a lovely visit this afternoon thank you so much, everyone was so lovely.

Santa good job: our son thought you were magical he was totally taken back by you x.”

“A fantastic event today. Well done.”

”Thank you so much for the meeting Santa set up today at Glos Carpet Outlet. My daughter Molly loved it, so well organised and all for such a good cause. Thank you again and happy Christmas to you all xx.”

Look out for more great Heart Heroes events coming in 2022; follow us on social media to stay up to date or see the website for all our latest news, including updates on the Heart Heroes App, which we hope to launch in the first half of the year.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/heartheroesglos 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/heroes.heart

Web: www.heartheroes.co.uk.