23rd May, 2019

Mad Hatters tea party to raise money for Redditch charity CCSHF

A BIG-hearted Redditch PCSO is holding a 40th birthday party with a difference – helping to raise money for a charity dedicated to the memory of the teenager whose hand she held as he passed away.

Gemma Bosco-Woods and her friend Libby MacInnes are holding a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at The Grafton Manor Hotel in Bromsgrove this Sunday, March 4 – and everyone is invited to go along, have a great time and raise lots of money for a good cause.

It was back in 2013 when Gemma was called to the scene where 17-year-old lad, Craig Underwood, had collapsed.

She held his hand and comforted him as the youngster tragically passed away.

From there she found met the Underwood family, was told of the death of their daughter Charlotte and the charity they launched in the memory of their children – Charlotte and Craig’s Saving Hearts Foundation.

“I found out that Craig and I share a birthday, September 5, so when I hit 40 last year Craig would have been 21. So on March 4 when my friend Libby and I will be 40-and-a-half, we’re hosting a party to raise money for a defibrillator for Craig’s 21st,” said Gemma.

Adding poignancy to the occasion is the fact that the Underwoods recently lost a third child, Carrick, recently.

The tea party is at The Grafton Manor on Grafton Lane, B61 7HA from 3pm to 6pm and everyone is welcome to go along to celebrate’s Gemma and Libby’s 40th birthday (and a half).

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