The Charity of the Yorkshire Heart Centre
Hi everyone, thanks for visiting our page. If you know us, you will no doubt know our dad, Alan aka Senior, Big Al, The Silverback. We had a tough Christmas 2013 when dad was admitted to hospital after suffering an unexpected heart attack. Doctors diagnosed dad with chronic heart disease which they believe had been present from a young age. It had gone undetected for years due to his good health and lifestyle up until his heavily diseased arteries couldn’t function effectively any more. Doctors advised that his arteries were so diseased, if his heart had stopped beating from his cardiac arrests, they were simply not strong enough to withstand a defibrillator revival and would have no doubt died from an attempt. Dad was rushed into priority surgery and went under the knife on 31st December 2013 with only a 1 in 20 chance of a successful operation. The amazing heart surgery team at Leeds Coronary Unit performed a successful operation and Dad awoke on the 1st January 2014. Dad has gone from strength to strength with the recovery and is doing amazing. We want to show our appreciation for the amazing team at LGI by raising funds for Take Heart, the charity of the Yorkshire Heart Centre, helping those with heart problems and also raising awareness of heart disease. We hope to raise a minimum of £1000 for Take Heart and would like you to kindly donate to this amazing cause. We never had a thought or even a whisper that heart disease would affect our family but unfortunately it did. However, luckily, there are amazing teams of people who are there for us all if it does. To raise the £1000 we are going to cycle the Coast to Coast route within 24 hours!!! We will start from Whitehaven in Cumbria and cycle the beautiful and grueling 131 miles across the Lake District and Pennies, up some of the steepest and longest climbs in the UK and finish in Sunderland, Teeside with 24 hours..... NON STOP!!! We love our dad very much and we know you do too. So please give as generously as you can to your hearts content for this amazing charity. Love, Darren and Daniel Bottomley SPONSOR DARREN AND DANIEL HERE Thank you for this moving piece Darren and Daniel. We are pleased that your dad is well on the road to recovery. Good luck in your super effort to raise money for Take Heart. Colin Pullan, MBE Chairman, Take Heart
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