Welsh 3 Peaks for Martha's Dancing Heart

Team fundraiser14 membersCardiff & Vale Health Charity
£7,653
raised of £5,000 target
by 355 supporters
Cardiff & Vale Health Charity

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RCN 1056544
We fundraise for Cardiff and Vale hospitals to enhance the care provided by the NHS

Story

20 amazing humans joining us to climb 3 peaks in one day to raise money for the Martha's Dancing Heart Appeal.

Martha was born in Jan 2015 with a very rapid heart beat (double what a baby would normally have). It's technical name is PJRT SVT ...and is basically an electrical short circuit in her heart. She had a 50/50 chance of survival at birth, and was delivered 6 weeks early.

We spent a month on the neonatal ward and then 2 years back and fore to hospital whenever she had an episode. She had to take 4 different medications 5 times a day - these suppressed her appetite and made her skin photo-sensitive…but kept her heart going.

When she turned 2 it became obvious the meds weren’t working as they should, and we were told she would need surgery.

She had that surgery in August 2017 - a cryo-ablation where her extra circuit was frozen, and she was completely cured.

As a family we committed to raising £1 million in our lifetime to say thank you to the incredible teams of consultants, doctors, nurses, sonographers and everyone else involved in her care at University Hospital Wales and Bristol Children’s Hospital. So far we have raised over £82,000, and with your help we can get closer to £90k!

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About the charity

Cardiff & Vale Health Charity

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RCN 1056544
Cardiff & Vale Health Charity is the official Charity supporting all the wards and departments of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (CAV UHB). With 9 hospitals, 17 health centres and 300+ separate funds, every penny you donate is spent by senior doctors and nurses to benefit our patients.

Donation summary

Total raised
£7,652.70
+ £1,522.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£7,652.70
Offline donations
£0.00

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