Two young brothers have helped their parents raise a grand total of £196,000 for The Sick Children’s Trust
Two young Chesterfield brothers have helped their parents raise a grand total of £196,000 for The Sick Children’s Trust to thank the charity for supporting their parents over nine years ago.
For the first time, brothers Harry and Sam Leverton ran the show at the annual Leverton Ball, a charity gala dinner, organised by their parents, Marcus and Laura Leverton, for The Sick Children’s Trust. The duo received a film star welcome as they opened the evening and thanked everyone for attending the event to support the charity on their behalf.
The Sick Children’s Trust runs free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation for families with seriously ill children in hospital and in 2009 supported Marcus and Laura at its Treetop House when Harry required lifesaving treatment at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Since then, the couple have held an annual charity ball, which in recent years has been held twice in a month, to raise nearly £200,000 for The Sick Children’s Trust’s ‘Homes from Home’. But this year, it was Harry and Sam whose smiles stole the hearts of the guests, raising an additional £33,000 for the charity. Ten year old Harry, who is now thriving, says:
“We had lots of fun on the night, Sam and I did the raffle and when we went round we also told everyone about a signed David Beckham shirt and Antony Joshua boxing glove which we had for auction, which was really exciting! Thank you to everyone who came to the ball and for helping The Sick Children’s Trust.”