Visited the British Heart Foundation shop on Castle Lane recently and donated a bag of clothing as part of a new campaign urging people to donate bags full of their unwanted items to BHF shops. The Campaign will help fund further research into children born with congenital heart disease in Northern Ireland. This September 150 children with congenital heart defects will start school in Northern Ireland, but around 13 of their potential class mates will have lost their life before reaching school age.
Medical issues affecting children is something that I have a particular interest in. The fact that funds raised will assist research that is taking place locally here are Queens University is also very welcome. This kind of partnership is a great example of the type of high level medical research that is taking place in our City, which ultimately benefits local people.