James Douglas

James's From top knot to top off

Fundraising for British Heart Foundation
raised of €250 target
by 61 supporters
British Heart Foundation

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We fund life saving medical research to beat the world's biggest killers.


Thanks for visiting my page. I'm raising money for the British Heart Foundation's research and I'd be so grateful for your support. The BHF has helped halve the number of people dying from heart and circulatory disease in the UK but sadly every day hundreds of people lose their lives. It's only thanks to support from people like us that the BHF can create new treatments and discover new cures. £24 could pay for two hours of research by an early career scientist, but every pound helps so please give what you can to help me hit my target. Thanks!

I have been growing my signature top knot for nearly four years now. Now I have finished university, its time for a change (so everyone has said). Therefore, much to my dismay for losing my hair, it is time to shave it but for a fantastic cause. The BHF has been very close to my heart (no pun intended) since birth. At birth it was discovered I had a major heart defect which needed corrective surgery at just two weeks old. I underwent nine hours of surgery at Killingbeck hospital Leeds for Transposition of the great arteries and a large ventricular septal defect. My surgeon Mr Kevin Watterson still practices today but they have now closed Killingbeck and now practice all surgeries at LGI Leeds. Without this surgery I would not be enjoying my life to the fullest as I am today. My family and I since then have done a number of fundraising events and this is a great way of giving support so that this essential work can continue.
I am now 21 years old and have taken every opportunity to not waste the life I was given by the fantastic doctors at Killingbeck hospital in 1997. I am currently working at Latchi Watersports Centre in Cyprus as a powerboat driver and general deck hand. It was one of the mechanics, Aidy, who had the idea to shave my head and then I jumped at the opportunity to do it for a worthwhile cause.

I want to give a massive thank you in advance to anyone who donates no matter how big or small it is, it is all tremendously appreciated. 

About the charity

British Heart Foundation

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RCN 225971
Heart and circulatory diseases are the world’s biggest killers. That’s why the British Heart Foundation exists. By funding research, we can help find treatments and cures that could save lives. With your donations and the awe-inspiring science we fund, we make science fiction a reality, together.

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