Arrhythmia Alliance – Lilly-May Page
Working as chair and volunteer on the committee for the Festival of Business Woodley is hard work but very rewarding in a number of ways, one of which is the satisfaction of being able to make a donation to a local charity.
The Festival is run as a not for profit event and therefore any additional funds raised are donated to a charity of choice by the committee, that year. For the 2015 Festival it was agreed that the committee wanted to support a local charity and chose, The Arrhythmia Alliance – Lilly-May Page Charity. The Lilly-May Charity was set up by Claire Page, the mother of Lilly-May Page-Bowden who died at the age of 5 years old from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) after being picked up from Woodley’s Willow Bank Infant School in May 2014. The charity is committed to and is successfully raising funds that has resulted in the purchase and installation of defibrillators in Woodley schools.
The committee invited Claire Page along to the Oakwood Centre in March 2016 to present her with a cheque for the money raised from the Festival of Business Woodley events for 2015.
In making the presentation Jacqueline Harris, chair of the committee, said “I am delighted to make this donation to a local charity which is doing outstanding work in raising the importance of installing and training in the use of defibrillators. This a tremendous example of local people coming together to benefit their community”.
More information on the Lilly-May Page Charity charity can be found on the Lilly-May Website