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Weʼre raising £550 to raise funds for the Take Heart Charity at Leeds General Infirmary

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On the evening of the 28th June, my Grandad suffered from a heart attack and cardiac arrest, which led to his heart stopping beating for 20 minutes. He was then rushed to Leeds General Infirmary where his heart was operated on and had two stents fitted. After having multiple CT and EEG scans, he passed away peacefully in the early hours of the 7th July.

If it wasn‘t for the paramedics, doctors and nurses at LGI then my grandad wouldn’t have received the best treatment possible. The charity Take Heart offers support for the families affected by events like this, and works closely with the Yorkshire Heart Centre to provide bedrooms for the close family to stay in and visiting rooms on the wards where the families can stay closer to their loved ones whenever they need.

Take Heart couldn’t acheive these amazing things without donations, which is where this crowdfunding page comes in. On the 22nd July, I am running a 2k road race in Brighouse as part of the Brighouse Running Festival. Having only done two 2.5km races before this is quite a big challenge for me and I figured that getting sponsored would be a great way to raise funds for the charity, making a difference for them and remembering Grandad too.

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    • Bill Fox

      Bill Fox

      Aug 2, 2018

      Mariawith all best wishes and congratulations with your fundraising.Mr Bill


    • Tim and Martine Hartley

      Tim and Martine Hartley

      Jul 27, 2018

      Congratulations Maria and don't stop here!


    • Wendy Stirke

      Wendy Stirke

      Jul 26, 2018

      Good on you for raising money for a very good cause x


    • Reg & Lil Rumble

      Reg & Lil Rumble

      Jul 26, 2018

      Your Grandad would be so proud of you.


    • Roy and Evelyn Priestley

      Roy and Evelyn Priestley

      Jul 26, 2018

      Fantastic and very well done Maria x


    • Jayne Broadbent

      Jayne Broadbent

      Jul 26, 2018

      Well done Maria xxx


    • Joan Cromack

      Joan Cromack

      Jul 23, 2018

      Well done Maria, keep it up! x


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