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Solihull boy leads charity walk.

A BRAVE five-year-old from Solihull is preparing to lead a charity walk to raise money for the hospital which helped save his life.

A BRAVE five-year-old from Solihull is preparing to lead a charity walk to raise money for the hospital which helped save his life.

Five years ago, Oscar Abercrombie was fighting for his life in the neonatal unit at Heartlands Hospital after suffering organ failure and possible brain damage.

But now, thanks to the efforts of the medics and nursing staff on the unit, he is fit enough to lead the Heart of England Trust’s sponsored walk.

Oscar will join his parents, hospital staff and members of the public on Sunday May, 27 in walking a six and a half mile scenic route along the Birmingham canal from Heartlands Hospital to Solihull Hospital.

Oscar’s mum, Lisa Abercrombie, said: “We are looking forward to putting our walking boots on and raising some much needed funds for the Heart of England Charity. We have chosen for our funds to go to the neonatal Newborns in Need appeal at Heartlands, who not only treated Oscar, but also cared for my elder daughter Holly’s baby. We can’t thank them enough for the excellent treatment we have received.”

To find out more about the walk or to donate, call 0121 424 0973 or email richa.gautam@heartofengland.nhs.uk

 

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