Wednesday 25 November 2015
Free Newspaper Asian News
The Asian Today Newspaper - Issue 204 Out Now View Issue 204 Online Now!
Register today for all the latest news from The Asian Today.
Where did you hear about us?
Get Your Free Copy of The Asian Today
Use our store finder to find out where you can pick up your local copy of The Asian Today!
Advertising in The Asian Today  is a great way to promote your business. Contact our advertising team:
Call:  0121 314 2892


News - The Asian Today

Updated: 16:38, Tuesday May 8, 2012
        News Feed
Our son inspired us to raise thousands for charity
Couple raise £16,000 for the children’s heart charity
A HARROW couple have raised thousands of pounds for charity after drawing inspiration from their young son.
Neeta and Sundeep Saggar raised a phenomenal £16,000 for the children’s heart charity Little Hearts Matter.
The couple were inspired to put on a spectacular dinner and dance event in Harrow on 16 March by their 20 month old son Eshaan who has a complex heart condition. 
Little Hearts Matter offers supports and information to all children and their families, across the country, born with non-correctable and complex heart conditions – basically half a functioning heart.  
Eshaan has already undergone open-heart surgery is likely to need another operation at three years old.  His parents describe the support they received from Little Hearts Matter as a ‘lifeline’ which gave them vital information and a network of support. 
Both Neeta and Sundeep are passionate about raising awareness amongst the Asian community.
As British Asian parents they have experienced that talking openly about their child’s heart condition is often seen as a taboo.  They want to change these attitudes so that they can empower other Asian families with the knowledge of these conditions and through this help them to feel less isolated.
Neeta said: “We are so proud of our son.  He inspires us each day. 
"We want to reach more families from the Asian community that might need support from a charity like Little Hearts Matter.  We are so grateful to all the support we received on the night from sponsors, friends and our families.  Without them it wouldn’t have possible.  We know the money raised will help more children and their families with half a functioning heart.”
Suzie Hutchinson, Chief Executive, Little Hearts Matter added:  “We can’t thank Neeta and Sundeep enough for their on-going support.  This is a fantastic achievement and the funds raised will go directly towards helping other families and children. 
"The Saggar are wonderful ambassadors for Little Hearts Matter and act as a powerful voice within their community and beyond.”
Children born with these complex heart conditions require open-heart surgery within days, or even hours of being born and many face a heart transplant as they move into adult life. 
However, today, there are young people in their late teens and early adulthood thanks to the innovative surgery that has been developed over the last twenty years.


Latest Stories

Illegal Cigarettes Seized
Officers in Birmingham confiscate 12,400 illegal cigarettes in city raids
ABCC Winners Revealed
Career change leads trained solicitor Davinder to Asian business award
Double Sporting Success
Ark Boulton Academy’s girls football and boys badminton teams win finals
The BIG 100
All 4 Youth & Community Set To Deliver Their 100th Youth Engagement Project
Coventry Road Crash
Man held on suspicion of dangerous driving after pedestrian was struck by car
Paris Remembered
Hundreds gather in Birmingham to remember terror victims in multi-faith vigil
College Parade Honours War Heroes
Walsall College fell silent on Wednesday for special Remembrance Parade
£16,000 for Birmingham Big Art Project
Fundraising luncheons raise £16,000 towards the Birmingham Big Art Project
South Asia Earthquake – Al-Imdaad Response
Powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake hits south Asia
Mosaic – The Power of Positive Thinking
Bridging the gap between aspiration and achievement in deprived areas.

More News From The Asian Today


Asian Entertainment - BBC Asian Network bring forward the names of the most talented women in Bhangra
BBC Asian Network's new four part series!
  In a male dominated music industry, the BBC Asian Network are bringing forwa...
Asian Entertainment - North London siblings Manoj and Kamini Tailor release their latest Hindi hit
M2K Release Tujhe Pyar Video
M2K are a brace of North London siblings, Manoj and Kamini Tailor. Their style and foc...
Asian Entertainment - French star Abbas Hasan’s 'Sweet Girl' releasing on Nov 19th
Abbas Hasan Delivers His 'Sweet Girl'
After a major coup in signing a deal with the Pan-Asian Film and Music Awards academy ...
Asian Entertainment - Shah Rukh Khan Aka Gaurav With His Idol Aaryan
Fan Selfie
A brand new poster for Bollywood film Fan featuring Shah Rukh Khan has been released. ...


Asian Interviews - The Crow's Egg tells uplifting story of two young, impoverished brothers
Director of 'The Crow’s Egg' Manikandan M
Set in the blistering squalor of a Chennai slum, The Crow’s Egg blends harsh...
Asian Interviews - Kick Boxer turned singer Ali Jacko speaks to The Asian Today
Ali Jacko
Ali Jacko may be known for his numerous kick boxing titles including two-time world li...
Asian Interviews - Eternal Taal speak to The Asian Today about their latest Ventures
Eternal Taal
Midland based all-female entertainment team Eternal Taal have wowed audiences with the...
Asian Interviews - Paul Chowdhry on his 2015 DVD release 'PC's World'
Paul Chowdhry
Paul Chowdhry has made quite a splash in the comedy world. With national sold-out...


Asian News - Recent report reveals religious hate crime has doubled in the West Midlands
Religious Hate On The Rise
The Home Office has released shocking new figures which reveal that religious hate cri...
Asian News -  Birmingham City Council Leader To Stand Down “For The Good of Birmingham”
Sir Albert Bore Steps Down
Soon to be former Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore has announced that he...
Asian News - Concert Held in Memory of 21-year-old
A Tribute to Riya Dandekar
ELO’s Bev Bevan is to star in a memorial concert commemorating 21-year-old Riy...
Asian News - Study Takes Place into Islamophobia Attacks
Intervention Needed
  Criminologist Imran Awan of Birmingham City University addresses the increas...


Asian Sport - Fast-bowler talks about his excitement for the upcoming BPL
Mohammad Amir Is Back
  Mohammad Amir’s resurrection in the world of cricket seems to have bee...
Asian Sport - Britain's First Asian Professional Golfer Spalding signs to Shehneela Ahmed
Britain's First Asian Professional Golfer
Britain's First Asian Professional Golfer Daanyal Spalding signs to Shehneela ...
Asian Sport - Coventry youngster becomes Commonwealth Champion in Muay Thai
Abu Bakr Crowned Champion
October saw Coventry youngster Muhammad Abu-Bakr challenge for the WKU Commonwealth Ch...
Asian Sport - Curry and Rugby on the Menu
  The RFU Injured Players Foundation are calling on rugby clubs, schools, Unis...