2nd February 2016
Legendary jockey, Sir AP McCoy and his wife, Chanelle, will be supporting Tiny Tickers this month as they celebrate the charity’s annual Heart Week campaign to raise funds and awareness for babies with heart problems.
As ambassadors of the charity, the McCoys are encouraging everyone to get involved in the campaign and help make a difference. The McCoy’s son Archie had to undergo heart surgery when he was just a few months old. Chanelle says,
“Heart conditions affect 1 in every 125 babies born in the UK – babies like our son Archie. We are supporting Tiny Tickers during Heart Week 2016 so that this brilliant charity can reach more heart babies this year by getting them spotted and treated earlier”
Heart problems are the most common congenital birth defect. Every year in the UK, more than 3,000 babies are born with a defect so serious it requires open heart surgery or other complex procedures during their first year of life.
Tiny Tickers’ Heart Week is a chance to join together to help babies born with congenital heart defects. From 7th – 14th February, as part of National Heart Month, Tiny Tickers are inviting you to organise a fundraising event for Tiny Tickers, to help the 1,000 newborn babies who leave hospitals in the UK every year with an undetected serious heart condition.