November 22, 2012

Fundraising for hearts

Hannah NurseMilk&More milkmen deliver donation envelopes to their customers to support our life-saving work.

The milkmen from milk&more in Leicestershire have teamed up with us to help children like Hannah, who is one of around 4,600 babies born with congenital heart disease each year in the UK. Hannah was diagnosed with congenital heart disease at just seven weeks old and has since undergone five major heart surgeries.

Delivering

The milkmen are delivering envelopes which feature Hannah’s story and a plea for fundraising to help us support other children in the same position.

Helping children

Hannah and her family have received help and support from Mary, a BHF paediatric cardiac liaison nurse, who helped her parents understand the complex condition and supported them through Hannah’s surgeries and recovery.

Having access to Mary has meant there is someone there

Hannah’s mother, Helen said: “Having access to Mary has meant there is someone there to answer our many questions and someone to listen. She has always been there for us; she supports us at clinical appointments and gives us the courage to ask difficult questions, explaining the answers to us in a way we can understand.

Our daughter is a happy six year old and enjoys school, swimming and playing with her brothers and sister but she will need further treatment in the future. We are grateful to have access to someone like Mary whenever that treatment is next needed.”

Charity partnerships

We are working together with milk&more in a charity of the year partnership and so far, the milkmen have raised enough funds to cover 7,600 hours of precious care for families like Hannah’s. Just £26 of fundraising pays for an hour’s care from a BHF nurse like Mary.

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