On Friday 10 October, I'm taking part in the 2014 Canterbury Heart Stopper Challenge - plunging into icy water for 5 minutes to show my support for Canterbury@Heart - supporting heart kids and their families living in the Canterbury region.
Each year about 450 open heart surgeries are performed on children - some on babies in their first days of life. During surgery a child’s chest cavity can be filled with an icy slush to slow the heart’s oxygen requirement, giving the surgeon a longer window of operating time.
The Heart Stopper Challenge celebrates these brave children, and aims to spread awareness and provide lifelong support for those who battle congenital heart defects. Funds raised will be used to support heart children and their families.
If you can, please support me in my challenge by making a donation - large or small, it all helps Canterbury@Heart - supporting heart kids and their families through life.