This year, Gretel Lambert celebrated her second birthday. It was a
milestone her parents, Marissa and Mark, thought they would never
In her short life, Gretel has had open heart surgery twice. She
takes medication daily and requires ‘top-up’ milk feeds via a tube
into her stomach as well as eating normally to make sure she gets
all the nutrients she needs.
But the good news is that she is developing into a bubbly little
girl who is catching up with other children her age. With
everything they have been through, it’s amazing that her parents
have found the time to get involved in fundraising for us.
But then BHF supporters are amazing people.
Marissa and Mark Lambert have made an inspirational contribution
to our fundraising efforts by taking part in our Rutland Water bike
ride and organising local collections for our Mending Broken Hearts Appeal and Red for Heart campaign.
We spent £155million last year on research, care and support for
heart patients, and our supporters were the people who made this
possible. We really couldn’t do any of our work without that
For the sake of Gretel and many thousands of others, please
stick with us all the way this year.