Last August, Boot and Ship Inn, Bagillit held for the first time ‘All For Love’ event to raise money for Alder Hey to thank them for the care they gave a local boy named Reggie.
The 2022 event is hosted by Georgia Hughes, who this year along with Gemma Jones are aiming to make it bigger and better for a well-deserved cause.
This year, All for Love will raise money for the pediatric specialist unit at Glan Clwyd following the support they showed to a couple of premature twins in Holywell.
Leanne Quigley gave birth to twins Harley and Hudson in January, three and a half months before her due date. Both Leanne and her partner Sophie Jones waited and hoped as the boys underwent several rounds of treatment.
The twins were born weighing less than 2 lbs and were rushed into an incubator. They spent more than three months in hospital at both Glan Clwyd Hospital and Birmingham Hospital, where they were treated for bleeding in the brain, heart perforation and lumbar puncture.
Not long before being discharged from the hospital in April, Harley and Hudson were diagnosed with Metabolic Bone Disease and Chronic Lung Disease, which required them to be on 24-hour oxygen support.
The couple are now 5 months old and are ‘growing’ at home.
The ‘perfect’ All for Love event to support Leanne, Sophie and the twins will take place on August 27 from 2pm until late.
There will be live music, food and drinks, kids entertainment, raffles and more, with free entry to the event.
Event organizer Georgia said: “Dad Shane and I hold a charity day at the pub every year.
“Last year we decided that each year we would try to focus on helping those who have already helped others, we especially wanted to try to keep that up in the region each year.
“It just so happens that Sophie and Leanne are so close friends and that seems like a perfect excuse.
“Gemma is also on board now to support our desire to help our sister Sophie and her partner Leanne in many ways.
“Leanne and Sophie along with Hudson and Harley have shown the admiral’s strength and courage and we hope this day will be filled with special joy, support, celebration and joy for them.
“Any money raised is a bonus, a prize that is greatly appreciated and needed for other families to be provided with the same care and compassion as Sophie, Leanne and the boys. ”
Gemma added: “Our event name from last year was kept this year after our friends received impeccable care for their premature boys.
“We work hard to make this event benefit amazing people, and after raising over $5k last year for Alder Hey on behalf of Reggie, we’re back and ready to go broke. that goal for some of the more extraordinary human beings.”