Throughout Declan’s life, his family raised money for The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, the charity which supports the young patients and their families during the periods of admission or surgery on the Children’s Heart Surgery Unit and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Leeds General Infirmary. Team Broken Hearts was created to raise money for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and also we decided to include The British Heart Foundation and Live Life, then Give Life, a charity that promotes organ donation and supports the work of the NHS UK Transplant Service



On the 1st December 2013, Nicola Hodgson organised a Children’s Charity Christmas Party at KG’s Bar in Wombwell. It was a fun filled day for all the family. Starting at 1pm, there was a disco, children’s entertainer, South Yorkshire Fire Service brought a Fire Engine, cakes, buns and sweets and even a visit from Santa himself! Entry was free to all.

Raffle Prize details:

1st Place: Tablet donated by KGs
2nd Place: 2 x Match day tickets donated by BFC
3rd Place: Drinks Hamper donated by Debbie Thawley C/O Rhythm & Booze
4th Place: Flooring Voucher to the Value of £200 Donated by Kev & Paul [email protected]
5th Place: 30 min passenger ride in a Porsche GT3 RS donated by Glenn Hodgson

Ardsley House Meal for 2 donated by Ardsley House
1 months Gym Membership – donated Ardsley House Hotel
Indian Set meal for 2 at Cardamom Lounge,
Luxury Food Hamper donated by Becky Hoyle c/o Eden Training Solutions
Status Cut & Blow Dry donated by Janine Clarke
Monrose Wash Cut & Style
Monrose Eye lash, Brow shape & Tint
Suncell £10 Voucher
£10 Marks & Spencer Voucher
Ghia Menswear £20 voucher
Alma Wombwell, 2x £5 meal vouchers.
2 x 2 course Sunday lunch + bottle of fizz at Locky’s Bar
Temple Spa Hamper – donated Sian Wilson
Gloss Hamper & Voucher donated by Joanne Beck
Decleor Body Wrap
Avon Hamper donated by Michelle Hennessy
Bottle of Whisky


On the 28th September 2013, Kevin Hodgson, Matt Walker, Mark Walker, Pete Laws, Richard Fairhurst, Dan Laws,  Mick Donoghue, Gareth Bates and Alan Roddis all rode the British Heart Foundation Peaks Mountain Bike Ride.



It took on 44 miles of torturous climbing and fast bone crunching descents. There were falls, minor injuries and lots of swearing but they all completed the ride together in 8 hours 25 minutes. The event was harder than they all imagined and there were many tears shed as they returned to Hope to see their awaiting supporters.


On 6th October 2013 our dear friend, Catherine Sanders, who has shown a true dedication to supporting the family though this traumatic time, ran and completed the Mablethorpe half marathon. Cath crossed the finish line in an amazing 2 hours 4 minutes, tired, emotional and ready to put her feet up for a while!. Given that Cath only took up running earlier this year, this was a truly kind and selfless act.