COLUMN: Leila Neve talks raising funds and awareness in May

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER: Leila Neve and Charlotte 'Photo Ben Parsons
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER: Leila Neve and Charlotte 'Photo Ben Parsons

How has May been for you? I hope you managed to hold some Action on Stroke events?

We held two fantastic events during May to raise money and awareness for The Stroke Association and Lottie’s Army.

The first was Lottiewood, a glamorous, Hollywood themed party held at The Alma Inn, Laneshaw Bridge with music from local band Vicky and The Big Combo, wonderful support from local businesses Click Click Bang Bang photography, Concept Staging, Kibble Transport, Peter Anslow photography, Wicked Cycles and Boots. We even received a signed football from The Manchester United Foundation to auction!

The second was a Wear Something Purple day at Charlotte’s school, West Street Community Primary School in Colne who have provided and continue to provide such fantastic support to us all.

They work incredibly hard for all of their children whatever their needs.

Charlotte took the helm with the fundraising and raised a whopping £90 all by herself for The Stroke Association!

As I write this, it is a year to the day since Charlotte left hospital.

So much has happened and there is so much still to be done.

I am at the beginning of a big project to try and change things for children and families like mine.

It’s a long road but I’m sure we’ll get there.

I also have a big announcement to make regarding Charlotte but am sworn to secrecy at the moment so you will have to wait until my next column …

See you then!