FAM­I­LIES ARE STRONGER @HEART

Central Leader - - NEWS -

Twelve ba­bies are born in New Zealand with a heart de­fect ev­ery week.

The @Heart or­gan­i­sa­tion was founded in 1984 by two mothers who lost their own chil­dren to heart de­fects. It now pro­vides sup­port and a wide range of ser­vices to fam­i­lies with ‘‘heart chil­dren’’.

It is the only char­ity in New Zealand that fo­cuses on child­hood heart de­fects. The or­gan­i­sa­tion is not af­fil­i­ated to the Heart Foun­da­tion and is run solely on do­na­tions.

Go to givin­gat­h­eart.org.nz or text ‘‘heart’’ to 2427 to do­nate now.

Set up a fundrais­ing page for @Heart at shake­abucket.org.nz from July 29.

Go to heartnz.org.nz for more in­for­ma­tion.

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