Solihull fitness fanatics cycle 1000km in honour of girl with heart condition - The Solihull Observer

Solihull fitness fanatics cycle 1000km in honour of girl with heart condition

Solihull Editorial 7th Jul, 2019   0

A TEAM of fitness fanatics at Village Hotel Club Solihull cycled 1,000km in honour of the hotel’s head chef’s daughter.

Employees from the Shirley hotel cycled the distance between Dover and Berlin for 12 hours in aid of Tiny Tickers in honour of James St Claire-Jones’ daughter Lottie.

The team raised £872.21 and hope to increase this to £1,000 for the charity which works to improve the detection, care and treatment of babies with a serious heart condition.

James St Claire-Jones, Head Chef at Village Hotel Club Solihull, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of the team that helped raise vital money for Tiny Tickers.

“At present, 1,000 newborns leave UK hospitals every year without knowledge that have a life-threatening heart condition.

“Tiny Tickers is working to change that by training the sonographers, who perform pregnancy scans to spot heart defects, and by placing life-saving equipment in hospitals.

“If the maternity unit had one of the Pulse Oximetry machines then perhaps Lottie would have had her heart defect detected before she went home and fell seriously ill.

“Lottie now has a full life ahead of her, and this money will go towards helping Tiny Tickers find many more babies with Congenital Heart Disease before it’s too late.”

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