If you’re a regular reader of my blog (and thanks if you are!) then you’ll know that raising awareness about congenital heart defects is an issue that’s close to my own heart because of my baby boy, Zaki, who was born with one.
Friday 5th February was Wear Red Day. The idea is that wearing red will get people talking about heart defects and heart disease and also raise money for the many amazing heart charities out there that do vital work.
My boys were if course in red and I wore red accessories for the day. I didn’t own any red clothes and thought that rather than buy some I’d donate the money I would’ve spent to the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, along with my usual donation.
When Zaki was in Intensive Care after his surgery so much of the equipment in there had been donated by the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. They also offer so much support to children and families affected by congenital heart defects; it’s an incredible charity.
It’s not too late to donate if you want to either. You can text anything from £1 to £20 along with WEAR16 to 70070.