Mums plan a party to celebrate their charity

Sarah Metcalfe and Lisa Hrosulak from Siddal who have set up charity 4Directions which is being supported by Ed Helme of Brighouse who is taking part in several marathons for them
Sarah Metcalfe and Lisa Hrosulak from Siddal who have set up charity 4Directions which is being supported by Ed Helme of Brighouse who is taking part in several marathons for them

A KIND-hearted duo have set up a charity which will boost the coffers for four causes.

Full-time mums Sarah Metcalfe and Lisa Hrosulak have been bitten by the fund-raising bug after taking part in various charity events and have now decided to organise their own.

This Saturday will be the launch party for 4directions - which the women have set up to raise cash for four charities: Macmillan, Help for Heroes, RSPCA and NSPCC.

Mum-of-three Sarah, 32, of Backhold Avenue, Siddal, said: “For years, I’ve been doing charity events doing different things for charities.

“Lisa arranged a day in October to raise funds for Help for Heroes where we spent the day in Blackpool dressed in combat gear.

“We raised over £800 and Lisa got the fund-raising addiction.

“After discussing what charity we wanted to help next, we decided to start our own - and split the money in four directions.”

The women have organised various fund-raising events over the coming months.

They enlisted the help of friends to create a 2013 calendar which will go on sale at the launch night.

Brighouse marathon runner Ed Helme has also pledged to raise money for 4directions in his upcoming runs.

The pair’s biggest challenge will take place on August 18 when people can gather at midnight in Siddal Rugby Club’s field to light candles and remember loved ones lost.

Sarah said: “We feel that as well as raising as much money as possible we want people to know we are doing this with our heart and soul and we believe that each and every person has the right of remembrance.

“The date has been arranged so that children are also able to attend with it taking place in the school holidays as we understand that they also are massively affected by the loss of loved ones.”

Other events include a stall at Halifax Piece Hall on Armed Forces Day as well as a men’s chest wax, family fun run, skydive and a walk up Snowdon.

The launch party takes place at Siddal Ex-servicemen’s Club on April 14, featuring singer Sarah Riley. Visit www.4directions.org.uk or email sarah@4directions.org.uk