Redditch resident goes the distance for heart disease charity - The Redditch Standard

Redditch resident goes the distance for heart disease charity

Redditch Editorial 9th Aug, 2022   0

A REDDITCH resident will be taking on the Great Birmingham Run next year to raise money in memory of his best friend’s daughter.

Bryan Mori from Headless Cross is raising money for the Millie Hope Trust, set up by Steve and Sam Chandler who lost their daughter, Millie, two years ago.

Millie was born with a heart defect called Transposition of the Great Arteries, where the main arteries to and from her heart were the wrong way round, meaning oxygenated blood would not circulate her body.

After a month-long fight, Millie’s life support was turned off and she sadly passed away.

The couple set up the Millie Hope Trust to raise awareness for Congenital Heart Defects, and to support the two charities – Tiny Tickers and The Rose and Daisy Foundation they are affiliated with.

Bryan said: “I want to keep Millie’s memory going in any way I can as she means a lot to all of us.

“We want to keep raising money for this cause so it will help prevent any other parents who have to go through this terrible pain as no one in the world deserves it.”

The fund-raising goal has been set at £500 and £207 has been pledged in just 14 days but Bryan is hoping to smash that target and raise a lot more.

Bryan has never completed a fitness challenge before, and admits this is way out of his comfort zone.

“This is going to be a big challenge for me, but I wanted to do something that everyone could get behind and raise as much money as I can.”

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