Call Centre stars to get up to Halloween tricks to help treat charity
BIG Nev and his Call Centre employees hope to raise a monstrous amount of cash for a local charity this Halloween.
The reality television stars will dress up in scary costumes and hold a ghastly eating competition in order to treat the Leon Heart Fund.
The charity was set up by Julie Montanari, and named after her son, in order to help parents with children in hospital for long periods of time.
The fund helps the parents manage expenses such as travel, car parking and meals at the hospital.
Leon, from Alltwen, was born with a condition that meant he needed a heart transplant when he was just ten months old.
Sadly, despite advances in the care of transplant patients, Leon passed away in 2009 aged 13
When the centre’s CEO, Nev Wilshire, heard about Leon’s story he decided that the company had to do something to help.
He said: “When I met Julie Montanari, I was truly touched by her story. From someone who has suffered such sadness in her life it is fantastic that she has been able to channel her grief into something that supports so many others. The Leon Heart Fund is a fitting memorial to a truly inspirational boy who lived his life to the fullest despite his everyday challenges. We hope to raise as much money as we can on the day to support Julie and her charity.”
A spokeswoman for the call centre added: “The Creepy Canapes challenge will invite nominated blindfolded staff to eat some exclusively created canapés, some which will be a horrible trick and others delicious treats.
“It’s an event which will no doubt provide much amusement for those not taking part, the winner will be the one who manages to eat all six items.”
In addition to the activities planned on the day, the company has also been busy selling tickets for their charity raffle. Julie Montanari said: “I’m very grateful to Nev and really happy that he has decided to come onboard as a patron of the fund.
It will be four years ago since Leon passed away. He would be so pleased, he actually planned a Halloween party for the hospital ward.”