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29 Jan

Wear Red in Feb and Help Save Young Lives

Children’s Heart Surgery Fund’s (CHSF’s) annual Wear Red Day is once again raising vital funds for the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit which supports and treats patients with congenital heart disease (CHD).

This year’s Wear Red Day falls on Friday 2 February 2018 and CHSF are looking for businesses, employees, schools, students, clubs and other regional organisations to take part.

Sharon Coyle, the CEO of CHSF said:

“In our 30th year as a charity, the need for fundraising through our annual Wear Red Day is more important than ever.”

“All donations will go directly to fund life-saving equipment, crucial medical research and much-needed ward facilities.”

Your Wear Red Day fundraising will help save babies like Jaxon, who had his first open heart surgery at just 4 days old.

He has a congenital heart defect called HLHS (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome) which has required repeated medical procedures to keep him alive.

During his 3rd open heart surgery, Jaxon’s condition became critical and his life was saved by a heart-lung bypass machine known as ECMO.

Thanks solely to donations from supporters across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, CHSF have recently funded two more updated ECMO (life-support) machines.

Jaxon’s mum Jade Louise Heard said:

“I’d love everyone to Wear Red and raise vital funds for other kids like Jaxon.”

“Jaxon is now 21 months old – a little bit small for his age and a little behind in milestones, but he is the happiest, cheekiest little boy.”

“We are so grateful to everyone at Leeds for all the effort they put into giving him life.”

Whether you’re at work, school or organising an event with friends and family, it’s easy to take part in Wear Red Day. All you need to do is Wear Red! Request your fundraising pack here or email info@chsf.org.uk or call 0113 392 5742

If you can’t take part for any reason, that’s no problem, simply text WEAR18 £5 to 70070 (you can also text £1, £2, £3 or £10).

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