Southport duo aim to welcome in new Year with huge charity challenge

Southport duo aim to welcome in new Year with huge charity challenge

Two friends from Southport are hoping to welcome in the New Year with a bang as they prepare for a huge charity fundraising event.

The duo will be holding a New Year’s Eve party in order to raisie money for two causes that are close to their hearts, The British Heart Foundation (BHF) and a new Portable Liver Scanner through The Rotary Club.

Shona McDermott decided to support her Dad’s Rotary Club and raise funds for a new Liver Scanner  after her father sadly passed away, while friend and fellow fundraiser Hayley Kilroy is raising money for BHF following her Dad’s by-pass operation 20 years ago.

Both, Hayley and Shona have been involved in fundraising for many years and last year raised over £3,000 at a Masquerade Ball and £700 at a Race night.

Hayley said: “When my dad became ill it was a really scary and stressful time for our family. The treatment and care was amazing and thanks to the research of the BHF my dad is now fit and well. I was delighted when Shona said she would like to do a joint event again to raise money for the Scanner through Rotary and in her Dad’s memory.

“We are both really looking forward to the night and hopefully raising a good total for our charities”.

“The event will be held at Birkdale Conservative Club, Liverpool Road, Birkdale and will be a 1920’s themed evening. Tickets are £20 and available on 01704 569952.

“The evening will be a celebration with good food, live singers and DJ, photo booth, raffle and fireworks at midnight.”


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