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 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."