Last month at St Mary the Virgin CE Primary School and Nursery we held a ‘Half a Heart’ day to raise money for the charity ‘Little Hearts Matter’. This is a charity close to our hearts as we have a child, Imogen, in year 5 who has hypoplastic left heart syndrome (meaning she only has half a heart).
The charity offers help to anyone affected by the diagnosis of single ventricle heart condition. From initial antenatal diagnosis, through treatments and into life at home, the charity works with children, young adults and families to reduce the isolation, fear and lack of understanding created when a child is diagnosed as having half a working heart.
The children all wore red and blue clothes to school and we asked for a minimum donation of £1. We raised an incredible £240.20.