Supporter takes on Gran Canaria run for Tiny Tickers

1st February 2016

Tiny Tickers supporter Niamh Hannaway recently completed the Gran Canaria 10K for Tiny Tickers, raising over £1,000 in memory of her cousin who passed away last year from an undetected heart condition.
IMG_5094Niamh said,

In November, there was a lot of excitement and buzz in my family as a new baby cousin was born. However, unbeknownst to my aunt and uncle, my little cousin Fionn was born with a heart defect. He lived for one week.

I live in Gran Canaria at the moment and I was actually on the plane on my way home to visit him, when he died. It broke my heart that I never got to meet him.

When I discovered Tiny Tickers and their amazing work, I wanted to do something in memory of Fionn and decided to run the Gran Canaria 10k run.

My friend, Sinead, joined me and we were amazed at the money raised. We know this money will go to this brilliant charity and help their wonderful work.”

Tiny Tickers Chief Executive, Jon Arnold said,

Fionn’s story is tragic, and our thoughts go out to his family. We know that over 1,000 babies are sent home from hospitals in the UK every year with undetected heart conditions but Tiny Tickers is working hard to find as many of these babies as possible – babies like Fionn. Niamh and Sinead’s support will make a big difference to our ability to do this and we are very grateful.”