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Here you will find all of the stories we have been involved in, and can generally find out news and information on Red Sky Ball, and the fantastic CHUF Charity!
Sleeping Beauty, the pantomime of dreams is set to bed down at Sunderland Empire for the festive season and Balamory’s Andrew Agnew (Silly Billy) CBBC’s The Dumping Ground, Amy-Leigh Hickman (Princess Briar Rose) and the legendary Bobby Crush (Nurse Nelly) were on hand with Luna Petrucci to help launch ...Read more
Jack and the Beanstalk has taken up centre stage at Sunderland Empire until 7 January 2018 and theatre bosses are urging theatregoers to continue their generosity and dig deep for Red Sky Ball for CHUF this month as final collections hit full steam ahead for the theatresCharity of the Year 2017. Ben Phillips, Theatre Director, ...Read more
It was time for tea at Sunderland Empire as the historic venue threw its doors open for a special charity event. Luna Petrucci, four, from Ashbrooke was the guest of honour at an afternoon tea held at the theatre in aid of Red Sky Ball for CHUF. The Empire chose ...Read more
Little Luna Petrucci was days short of her second birthday when her distraught parents learned that a “ticking time bomb” heart condition was threatening their daughter’s young life. Emma and Sergio Petrucci were told by doctors that the toddler needed immediate surgery to correct two congenital defects in her tiny ...Read more
A CHARITY event has hit all the white notes after raising £25,000 for The Children’s Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital. Sunderland couple Sergio and Emma Petrucci hosted a Dubai-inspired lunch at Ramside Hall on Sunday, and have announced that it raised £25,000, for the unit that saved their daughter’s life less than ...Read more
Award winning local charity The Children’s Heart Unit Fund (CHUF) has been nominated as the chosen charity of the Great North 10k Family Events. CHUF is a North East based charity that helps babies and small children from all over the UK who are born with or develop life ...Read more
Since Sergio and Emma have started fundraising, they have always had a goal in mind, to allow the Children’s Heart Unit to help as many children and their families as possible, and over the last two years they have been able to do just that. All of the donations that ...Read more
A lifesaving machine has been donated to a North East hospital thanks to a £230,000 fundraising effort by a Sunderland family. Sergio and Emma Petrucci, from Ashbrooke, raised the staggering total to purchase a Organ Care System (OCS) machine for the Children’s Heart Unit Fund (CHUF) at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital. ...Read more
See Sunderland’s Northern Spire and Penshaw Monument turn red to celebrate family’s £300k fund-raising efforts
Monuments across Wearside were turned red as a charity organisation crossed which has helped provide the NHS with life-saving health equipment smashed through its £300,000 mark. Sunderland couple Sergio and Emma Petrucci say they are forever indebted to Children’s Heart Unit (CHUF), at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital after medics there saved ...Read more
A Sunderland couple are all set to paint the city red for a hospital lifesaving unit. Ashbrooke couple Sergio and Emma Petrucci have worked tirelessly for two years to raise money for The Children’s Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital which delivered lifesaving care to their daughter Luna. On Friday ...Read more