Bran and Rebecca for CHUF
I am running the Great North Run September 2019 for CHUF because was there for Bran and me when we needed them most
CHUF'S aim is to raise money to buy equipment, facilities, aftercare and research for the Children's Heart Unit and the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Freeman Hospital. Helping people achieve their dreams! #CHUF
Charity Registration No. 1160831
It turned out he would need open heart surgery.
In September 2018, we got a call from the Freeman hospital telling us to come in straight away - his surgery was scheduled for the next morning. It was the hardest day and hardest week of our lives.
I'd never heard of CHUF before, but they were there every step of the way, visibly and invisibly.
Here's what I didn't know then:
"CHUF raises vital funds for large and small pieces of equipment, facilities, aftercare, salaries and research. CHUF’s charitable activities however, go far beyond that of providing medical equipment and personnel. The Charity provides holistic care to the children by providing services and facilities that allow Heart Heroes to develop their skills and mature as any healthy child normally would." (from https://www.chuf.org.uk/what-we-do/)
We are so lucky. Bran's operation was a success. He no longer needs specialist care, and he's now going forward from strength to strength.
I wanted to honour the hard physical journey of my son and so I decided to run the GNR in September 2019 to support the work of CHUF.
Bran and I want to do our part to support the work of this fabulous charity to say thank you, and help ensure that other children and families continue to benefit from their work.
Please join us in supporting their marvellous work! Any amount is welcome. Bran and I are so grateful for your support.