A mum from Hurst Green has won a Pride of Britain award for her astounding fundraising efforts after her three-and-a-half-month-old son Ruben died from dilated cardiomyopathy in January 2022.
Following their loss, Charlotte Dyer and Patrick Jones set up Ruben’s Fund to raise £200,000 for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital Charity’s dedicated research project into the condition. Through many sponsored events, and with help from friends, family and local businesses, the fund now stands at an incredible £153,000.
Charlotte was surprised on her front doorstep by ITV London’s Daniel Henry, who told her that she’d been chosen as the London Fundraiser of the Year, after being nominated by her aunt Victoria Dyer. She will now attend the Pride of Britain awards ceremony at Grosvenor House, London, in October.
“Receiving this award has been an honour, as I know there are so many people affected by traumatic situations who find their call to action with fundraising. I am just one of those people, and feel privileged to have my family and community behind me in this journey. This award gives me the extra drive to get to my target of £200,000 next year!”
You can help Ruben’s Fund reach its target by donating here.