Amelia brews a boost for fund

Amelia Scholey's(right) friends Dawn Kirby and Victoria Watkinson helping out at Amelia's coffee morning, in aid of Amelia's Campaign, at Westborough Church on Saturday.  Picture by Andrew Higgins  111980  14/05/11
Amelia Scholey's(right) friends Dawn Kirby and Victoria Watkinson helping out at Amelia's coffee morning, in aid of Amelia's Campaign, at Westborough Church on Saturday. Picture by Andrew Higgins 111980 14/05/11
0
Have your say

A CAMPAIGN to raise to £10,000 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of a young woman’s heart transplant has been given a boost by the success of coffee morning in Scarborough.

Amelia’s Campaign was set up by 23-year-old Amelia Scholey after she pledged to raise £10,000 to mark the ten years since she had a heart transplant as a young teenager.

Just a few months in to the campaign Amelia has already nearly reached the half way mark with the charity collecting more than £4,000 to date.

The fund was boosted recently by a coffee morning at Westborough Church in which £158 was raised.

Amelia said: “I was really pleased with how the coffee morning went.

“We had a lot of visitors on the day, and a lots of donations for the stalls.

“A huge thank you to everyone who supported us on the day, we would not have been able to raise such a fantastic amount of money without them.”

The coffee morning featured a cake stall, a raffle, a book stall and a car wash.

Amelia says she is hoping to hold other similar events over the summer as well as a few car boot sales thanks to all the donations of toys, books, and household goods she has received.

The money raised during her campaign will be split between the British Heart Foundation and Live Life Then Give Life charities.

Amelia says the campaign is also aimed at promoting the importance of organ donation, as well as marking the 10th anniversary.