KIND-HEARTED housing workers have given £1,000 to support the work of the Children’s Heart Surgery Unit in Leeds.

Staff members from the Asset Management and Building Services Team at Incommunities raised the cash with a raffle of Christmas gifts donated by partners and suppliers.

The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund supports children and young adults with heart conditions across the region and relies on donations from organisations and the public.

This year’s total was presented to Ben Andrews, corporate fundraiser for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, by Incommunities’ Assistant Chief Executive (Asset Management) Angela Perry.

Incommunities, the district’s biggest social landlord, runs a fundraising Christmas raffle every year and donates the proceeds to a local charity.

Angela Perry said: “The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund was chosen this year as beneficiaries in a staff vote of local charities.

“We are very proud to make this donation in support of the unit’s life changing work caring for both children and their families.”

Sharon Coyle, chief executive of the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, said the charity was delighted to receive the generous donation from Incommunities.

She added: “This contribution will go directly to the vital work of the unit in ensuring our young patients are given the best possible chance of survival and support for their families every step of the way.”

Incommunities Group has over 22,600 homes in West and South Yorkshire, including the stock of former council houses in Bradford district.