Jog on in Aid of Harry
THERE are still places available for this year s Knebworth 10k jog on Sunday, March 1, which is held to raise money for the British Heart Foundation (BHF). This is the fourth year the BHF will have held the event at Knebworth Park and, with 400 joggers al
THERE are still places available for this year's Knebworth 10k jog on Sunday, March 1, which is held to raise money for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
This is the fourth year the BHF will have held the event at Knebworth Park and, with 400 joggers already signed up, it's set to have the largest attendance yet.
The BHF's work benefits people like one-year-old Harry Humphrys, who was born with a heart defect and was cared for in the intensive care unit at Lister Hospital in Stevenage.
Harry was born with an exceptionally small valve and artery in his heart, which did not allow the blood to flow out of his heart and around his body efficiently, and he needed several operations to make the valve and the artery big enough.
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Harry also had a small hole between the bottom two chambers of his heart, which has now closed, and he has been fitted with a permanent pacemaker.
Throughout his treatment, Harry, from Sandy, was treated and cared for by specialist heart nurses funded by the BHF.
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Partly due to the groundbreaking research and developments by the BHF in the last few years, Harry's future is bright and he should lead a relatively normal life.
Join Harry's dad, Matt, at Knebworth's 10k jog - or 5k if you choose to do one lap of the course - and help the BHF keep hearts like Harry's beating.
Entry to the event is �10 for adults and �5 for children, and participants are asked to get sponsorship as this fee only covers the cost of putting on the event.
Knebworth Park will be open from 9.30am on the day, with a warm-up session for all participants at about 10.45am, and the jog starting at 11am.
The events main sponsor, Stevenage Leisure Limited, will have masseurs on hand to ease any aching muscles, and the company is also offering a year's free membership to the highest individual fundraiser.
To find out more, and to register for the event, visit www.bhf.org.uk/knebworthhousejog