Auction to raise British Heart Foundation cash in memory of Tom

By Sam Cooper | 24/02/2017

Auction to raise British Heart Foundation cash in memory of Tom
Tom Fellows

A CHARITY auction will raise money in memory of a teenager who died suddenly of an undiagnosed heart condition.

Tom Fellows, of Bramley, died last September at the age of just 19 after suffering a burst aorta, which was caused by a narrowing of the heart’s main artery.

His family was totally unaware of the condition.

Tom’s mum Sue (47), dad John (43) and brother Ben (18) launched a campaign to raise cash for the British Heart Foundation’s appeal to install a new echocardiogram scanner at Rotherham Hospital.

Dozens of friends and family raised more than £2,000 in Tom’s memory by taking part in a day of football in November.

The family’s latest fundraising event will be an auction and dinner at Phoenix Golf Club, Pavilion Lane, Brinsworth, on Friday, March 17.

Sue said: “Holding the events helps keep Tom’s memory alive, which is really helping us at the minute.

“It’s keeping us focused and the more people are saying his name, it’s like he is still there.”

Sue said the family was still looking for donations for the auction, but items already included two tickets for the FA Community Shield match at Wembley in August and a signed Sheffield United shirt.

As well as the auction, the event will include live entertainment from band Synergy and singer Jay Danielle.

There will also be pie and peas available and the event will run from 7pm until midnight.

For more information, to donate an auction item or to book tickets, priced at £12.50 per person, email fundraising4tom@gmail.com.



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