The Stephen Carey Fund kicked off its mammoth pre-Christmas program in style with their friends at North East Hearts With Goals at its Sugar Plum Ball.
A table of eleven representatives of the Fund ate, drank, relaxed and of course mixed it all with a little bit of networking.
A special mention should go to guest speaker Tobi Alabi, a former professional footballer, who had to give up the game after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch during a match aged just 19.
He is now 20 and, following a second cardiac arrest, he has a pacemaker fitted in his chest.
Tobi founded the Heart4More Foundation and it is organisations like his and North East Hearts With Goals that inspire our current Jam Jar Army beneficiary and likewise, through their networking, they themselves are now finding people looking to them as a source of inspiration.
One of the Fund’s trustees, David Wilson, said: “Ourselves and organisations like us are proof that ordinary people can do extraordinary things and there are so many out there waiting to help you along the way.”