Little Alba who was born with TGA enjoys charity fun day with her friends who also have heart defects to raise funds for Alder Hey and Healing Little Hearts

Alba Butler and her cousin Ellie Browne, who has a hole in her heart
Alba Butler and her cousin Ellie Browne, who has a hole in her heart
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Five children with heart defects enjoyed a fun day which raised more than £3,300 for two charities supporting poorly children.

Alejandra Garcia and Danny Butler, of Thornton, held a fun day at Vicarage Park Community Centre, Poulton, for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Healing Little Hearts, which provides free open heart surgery to children in developing countries.Their 19-month-old daughter, Alba, has transposition of the great arteries (TGA) and was treated by Alder Hey.

Alba Butler, of Thornton, who has TGA, with friends Tomasz Williams and Theo Fry, who also have TGA

Alba Butler, of Thornton, who has TGA, with friends Tomasz Williams and Theo Fry, who also have TGA

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Alba was joined by her cousin, Ellie Browne, who had an operation to repair a hole in her heart when she was eight months, as well as Florence Watling and Tomasz Williams, who have TGA. Another of her friends from Alder Hey was Theo Fry, who also has heart problems. Between them, they had more than 15 operations at Alder Hey.

Alejandra said: “They are all so lucky to be here. We all owe Alder Hey so much. The charity day was a huge success and we have raised up to £3,325 now."

Florence Watling and Alba Butler, who both have TGA

Florence Watling and Alba Butler, who both have TGA

Alba Butler

Alba Butler

Alejandra Garcia and Danny Butler, of Thornton,

Alejandra Garcia and Danny Butler, of Thornton,

Tuesday Bridgman, Alejandra Garcia, Ellis Loddington and Charlotte Moore, who helped during the fun day for Alder Hey and Healing Little Hearts

Tuesday Bridgman, Alejandra Garcia, Ellis Loddington and Charlotte Moore, who helped during the fun day for Alder Hey and Healing Little Hearts