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MP supports Bliss charity event at Otley Tavern

July 9, 2014 10:19 AM

Greg Mulholland MP, Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, was delighted to support the Bliss charity fundraising event at the Otley Tavern on Sunday.

Greg joined local residents for the event which included a raffle, tombola and a human auction, all raising money for Bliss, a UK wide charity for babies born too early, too small and sick.

One in nine babies born in the UK are born premature or sick, often meaning parents and families are worried. Bliss provides support and advice to families, as well as campaigning to ensure that premature and sick babies receive the best possible care.

Commenting Greg Mulholland MP said,

"Thank to everyone who came to support this fantastic event, and well done to everyone who helped organise the day!

"Bliss is a very worthy charity that helps premature babies and their families. Mel Metcalfe has done a wonderful job helping raise money for Bliss, and this was another successful event with fundraising stalls and live music."

Mel Metcalfe, organiser and fundraiser, said,

"Thank you to everyone who came and supported the Bliss charity event on Sunday - it was great to have the support of local residents and businesses, our local MP.

"Bliss is very close to my heart as they helped me and my family when my youngest daughter was born at just 28 weeks.

"Fiona and Peter at the Otley Tavern did a fantastic job hosting and helping organise the day - thank you to them and all of the local businesses who donated raffle prises."

Peter Jackson, landlord at the Otley Tavern, said,

"The event was a huge success and we are delighted with the support it received from local residents and Greg.

"Bliss is a wonderful charity that supports families in their time of need. The donations are still coming in, but we look to have raised over £200 for the charity"