As normal fundraising income streams dried up overnight in the face of the pandemic, they have been dependent on volunteers going above and beyond to support them during this difficult time.
And among those is grateful dad Paul Goodwin, who is set to endure a gruelling 100km ultra-marathon for a charity that is particularly close to his heart.
His daughter Martha was born with a rare congenital heart defect but, thankfully, her surgery was successful and she was able to return home just days later and is now doing well, with regular check-ups at the city’s congenital heart unit.
Paul, who is also the chairman of trustees for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, is hoping to raise much-needed funds for the worthy cause.
And it is thanks to the big hearts of fundraisers that charities have been able to still offer their unflinching support during this tough time.
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