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Martinez and Partners decided to partner with CHF and make us their Charity of the Year following some research by one of their members of staff Rachel Evans. Rachel has a congenital heart condition herself and so she and her colleagues are particularly passionate about supporting CHF’s work.
Rachel said, “The Children’s Heart Federation do great work supporting children who are unwell due to a heart condition and also their wider families. I really know the value of their work having been born with a heart condition myself. This is why we’re doing everything we can to support their work.”
Martinez and Partners have been involved in lots of great fundraising events with CHF including an auction, a charity clay pigeon shoot, marathon running, sponsorship of CHF’s Dragon Boat Challenge and Rachel has also signed up to do the Royal Parks Half Marathon.
They also send a team every year to take part in CHF’s Dragon Boat Challenge to celebrate Children’s Heart Week.
Rachel said, “Everyone loved the race. We had so much fun! It was the hot topic in the office and those that didn’t enter said they will be there next year!”
They called their team ‘The Lifesavers’ and as part of the day they met Beverley Pearson and her daughters Lucy and Alice. Lucy has complex congenital heart conditions and had a heart transplant, the family really enjoyed meeting staff from Martinez & Partners and letting them know how CHF and the money they raise will support them and other families.
Samantha Johnsonfrom CHF said,
“Everyone at CHF is always delighted to help organise events like this and we can’t stress enough how grateful we are for the support from Martinez and Partners. We provide a range of support to children who have congenital heart disease and their parents, not only do events like these raise vital funds to help children with CHD, but they also allow them and their families to forget their illness for the day and just have fun, as well as giving fundraisers the opportunity to meet the families they are helping”