A cause close to the ‘heart’
Friends turn fundraisers for national charity
They say fundraising comes from the ‘heart’ and for two friends from Leeds, this sentiment could not be truer.
Parmjit Singh and Karl Dennis will be hosting their first charity night this June as they aim to raise donations for the British Heart Foundation.
The long-time pals have seen friends and family affected by heart conditions over the years – both directly and indirectly – and said they were determined to do something to help.
On Friday 10th June, the Baracoa Luxe Bar will host the inaugural ‘Beating Heartz Charity’ event, with all proceeds going to charity.
Entry is free, yet donations on the door are welcomed, whilst a raffle on the night includes some great prizes.
Local DJs will provide entertainment throughout the event, with co-organiser Karl, a builder by trade, also booked in to do a set for those in attendance.
Explaining more about why the project had been organised, Karl said: “Me and Parmjit have known each other for a long time and both have seen the effect a heart disease can have on a family.
“The recent case in Leeds of Manminder Singh was shocking to read about, so we decided now was a good time to bring an event like this to the public.”
Running from 7pm, all are welcome to call in on the night to help raise money for the cause.
Amongst the prizes in the ever-growing raffle are: vouchers for The Chimp Store, Azendi Jewellery, Flamingo Land, Hazlewood Castle and Vue Cinema.
Parmjit, 29, said he would be urging as many people as possible to come together to support their charity initiative.
Parmjit said: “Whether you have someone who has been affected by a heart condition or not in your life, we invite you to come down to the event of 10th June and help us raise as much money as possible.
“The British Heart Foundation does a fantastic job in fighting heart disease and we hope to raise as much money as possible to help the cause.”
According to their website, the British Heart Foundation’s mission is ‘to win the fight against cardiovascular disease’ and achieve their vision of ‘a world in which people do not die prematurely or suffer from cardiovascular disease’.
If you would like to help the Beating Heartz Charity Fundraiser, or find out more information about the night please visit their Facebook page.