The Bethany-Shannon Memorial Dodgeball Tournament 2019

10th August 2019, AT7 Center, Coventry

Cardiomyopathy UK

Website coming soon

  June 2017  -  £5200  raised


Fundraising has such a great impact on your self-esteem when you achieve something that is going to make a difference.  When Bethany passed away, Simon & Colleen felt worthless and failures.  Of course this is not the case, but bereaved parents will instantly attack themselves for the death of their child.

After getting through the 'year of firsts' (First Christmas, First New Year, First Birthday...etc) it was a huge emotional roller coaster as they kept serving as a constant reminder of their loss.

Simon & Colleen wanted to change this because they did not want Bethany's life to be defined by her death, but instead live a life that is inspired by her existance.  This led to their fundraising journey.

What started with the small, sponsored jog turned into the multi-sports events that we see today that involves hundreds of people each year and growing!

Bethany's Legacy has been fundraising for various heart charities (especially since Simon's diagnosis of Dilated Cardiomyopathy) and the following is a portfolio of events that have raised funds:

Bethany-Shannon Memorial Ice Hockey Match 2015

June 2015

£2,300  raised

Bethany-Shannon Memorial Ice Hockey Festival 2016

June 2016

£800  raised

Advice: Never organise a charity event during a football european championships!

"Its amazing what the life of a little girl can do to inspire people, even if she was only with us for three years."

Simon Preston

Bethany-Shannon Memorial Ice Hockey Festival 2016

CTSDA Heart Warriors National Championships 2017

£250 raised

Bethany-Shannon Memorial Aquathlon 2013

£200 raised

Chil Sung Seminar with Master Simon Preston

£240 raised

The Bethany-Shannon Memorial Ice Hockey Festival 2018

June 2018

£5000  raised

The Bethany-Shannon Memorial Ice Hockey Festival 2019

8th & 9th June 2019, Skydome Area, Coventry

Cardiomyopathy UK

For more info click here

The Bethany's Legacy Ice Hockey Challenge Cup

1st January 2019 - 31st August 2019

Champions 2018:  Milton Keynes Hurricanes

League website: