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Coffee morning for charities
7:30pm Wednesday 6th February 2013 in News
THREE mums whose sons have all been treated for heart probems at a Liverpool hospital are holding a coffee morning in Knutsford on Saturday to raise money for charity.
Nicola Frith, of Lower Withington, has teamed up with fellow mums Nina Eastwood, of Summers Way, Knutsford, and Sian Rourke, from Macclesfield to hold the coffee morning at Knutsford Methodist Church Hall in aid of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House.
Nicola and Nina used to work together, and found out their young sons were suffering from heart conditions shortly after birth.
Nina’s son Luca was born in August 2011 with Tetralogy of Fallots, and had eight hours of open heart surgery to repair a hole in his heart.
Nicola’s son Finlay was born in December 2011 with an underdeveloped aorta, which prevented his heart from pumping oxygenated blood efficiently.
He underwent six hours of open heart surgery to repair his aorta using human tissue, and will have to undergo tests until he’s 18.
Sian’s son Ted was born in July 2012 was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallots at 10 days old, and had emergency heart bypass surgery.
Luca and Finlay are cured, but Ted is waiting until he is old enough to have full corrective surgery.
As a result the mums wanted to give something back to the hospital which has treated their sons.
The coffee morning, featuring a raffle, is being held from 10am until noon at the Knutsford Methodist Church hall on Princess Street.