WHY THESE HEART TRAUMA MUMS ARE PROUD TO WEAR THEIR PYJAMAS IN PUBLIC
Before they raise money for Chest, Heart and Stroke with the Wake Up Pyjama Walk at Stormont, Kerry McKittrick talks to Julie McAllister, who had a heart attack five years ago, and Jacqui Seymour, whose little grandson was diagnosed with a heart defect be
Wearing pyjamas in public? That’s a sure-fire way to hit the headlines these days. Even just nipping into the supermarket in your dressing gown will earn you raised eyebrows and 20 minutes on a phone-in radio show.
Imagine the furore there will be then on September 30 when hundreds of men, women and children gather at the Stormont Estate at 9.30am in their pyjamas. This time, however, it’ll be for a good cause.
The walk is part of Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke’s Wake Up campaign, which aims to highlight the fact that heart disease has been one of the biggest killer here for the past 25 years. The charity is aiming to make this a full-on family event, so anyone can take part.
There will be music, face painting, balloon modelling and a healthy brunch, sponsored by Mace, for all participants.
The route is dog and family-friendly, so there’s no reason not to take part.
Here we talk to two women about their reasons for taking part in the Wake Up Pyjama Walk.