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Thank you for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. A massive thank you to every single person that has donated so far. I'm taking part in the London to Brighton Bike Ride (54 miles) with my uncles Paul & Martin on 16th June (Fathers' Day) to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
My dad was born in 1975 with a hole in his heart. Before the BHF was formed in 1961 most babies born with this died. Since the BHF was formed most babies born with this survive. 9 in 1000 babies are still born with this. My dad's hole was successfully fixed when he was 8 months old thanks to the BHF. Without the BHF my dad wouldn't have survived and I wouldn't be here!
For 25 years my dad was well above average fitness excelling at every sport he did, especially football. Then in 2000 he went for a routine knee operation, unaware of any issues with his heart, and was told he had an irregular heart beat and needed a pacemaker. His condition was regularly monitored and remained under control so we never expected something like this to happen.
A charity football match was held on Sunday 26th May 2013 at Worthing Football Club in memory of my dad. We raised a fantastic £4,645.00! This has all been added on this JustGiving page. Thank you to everyone who attended the match and made it such a successful day. Please click here to go to the facebook event page.
Heart disease is the uk's biggest killer. Around one third of all deaths in the UK are caused by this. The British Heart Foundation is the UK's number one heart charity. Im raising money for the British Heart Foundation because the work and research saves lives everyday.
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