The £11,000 raised in memory of a beloved Scarborough nurse is “all down to Heidi and the legacy of love that she left behind,” say her family.
Inspiring Heidi Taylor dedicated her life to caring for sick children and after she tragically lost her battle with a brain tumour, family and friends decided to keep her legacy alive.
The Heidi Taylor Brighter Future Fund was set up to help poorly children at Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of Heidi’s caring spirit. And it has now received more than £11,000 in donations.
Heidi’s husband Simon said: “Myself and Heidi’s family are over the moon to have raised such a large amount of money in such a short space of time.
“When we first set the fund up, we didn’t have a monetary goal to aim for, we just wanted to try and create something positive from such a heartbreaking situation.
“We certainly didn’t think we would raise over £11,000 in less than six months. Really, it is all down to Heidi and the legacy of love that she left behind.
“She inspired so many people on so many different levels that we have been inundated with support and we now have a small army of fundraisers that are working hard to make sure that Heidi’s caring spirit is kept alive through helping the poorly children at Great Ormond Street Hospital.”
The Scarborough-born nurse worked as a children’s nurse in Hull.
Her family were “very proud” when Heidi was listed among Hull’s 15 health heroes, alongside top medical and health care professionals.
The fund is growing, but organisers have not set a monetary target.
“The most important thing is that Heidi can still continue to care for the poorly children who she so selflessly dedicated her life to,” Simon said.
“I’m sure she would be proud of what we have achieved so far and humbled by the amount of people who have shown their support.
“Thank you so much to everyone who has helped us to achieve this amazing feat. It wouldn’t have been possible without your support.”