Paramedic running marathon for children’s cardiac charity

Cake sale at Luton for GOSH

A paramedic from Luton is running the London marathon to raise money for a cardiac charity for young people, following his son’s open heart surgery before Christmas.

Dave, who has worked for the ambulance service for 18 years, will be running for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), a charity that supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions.

Dave said: “I have chosen this charity after my son, a very healthy 12-year-old, collapsed one morning before school and was diagnosed with an atrial septal defect. He had corrective open heart surgery just before Christmas and thankfully he is making great progress, and has recently returned to school full-time.”

Dave is now stepping up his training before the marathon on 26th April, running four times a week in preparation.

If you would like to sponsor Dave, please visit his Virgin Money Giving page. A second cake sale will be held at Luton Station on Thursday 2nd April from 10.30am – 3.30pm to raise money too; families are welcome.

Published 3rd March 2015 

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