In September we featured children’s charity, Maddi’s Butterflies, in our Client Corner to highlight their event to celebrate what would have been the birthday of Madison Allan. Maddi suffered with neuroblastoma and sadly passed away on Boxing Day 2011. The Allan family decided to set up Maddi’s Butterflies in memory of Maddi to try to help other children suffering with cancer.
On the 22nd September 2012, a charity party (including entertainment from former Coronation Street actor Scott Wright, 3 course meal, auction, raffle, disco and more) was held to celebrate Maddi’s birthday and to raise money for Maddi’s Butterflies. The charity was set up to provide gifts, treats and support for children suffering with neuroblastoma and other rare forms of childhood cancer.
The total raised on the night was an amazing £13,442, which is an incredible amount for a first event. All of the proceeds are being used towards putting a smile back on the faces of families and children who need them most.
Our Tax Manager, Kirsty MacDonald, helped the family in setting up the charity and attended the event.
Kirsty said “The whole evening was a brilliant success. Knowing how hard the family have worked to start this charity, it was lovely to see friends and supporters of the Allan family coming to together to celebrate Maddi’s life. I felt very proud to be involved”.
Sedulo would like to say a big well done to Samantha Allan (pictured) and everyone involved with Maddi’s Butterflies.