Colomba Cardio Classic
29/03/2014 - Richmond Cricket Club - Charity Ride
Colomba Cardio Classic - 29th March 2014
This will be the second year for this particular ride but follows in the successful footsteps of the Colomba Chemo Classic. One of our riders and his wife are aiming to raise money for the CHUF charity based at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. Their daughter Madeleine was born with a Complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect, her heart had two holes and only one valve.
Madeleine underwent an 8 hour surgery in September 2011 to repair the heart and a third hole which was discovered during the surgery. Madeleine spent only a week in hospital and has since made an amazing recovery thanks to the skill, expertise, determination and care of the surgeons, doctors, consultants, PICU nurses and the nurses on the ward.
Since September 2011 Madeleine has gone from strength to strength and her parents attribute it to the Freeman Hospital. As a thank you they wish to raise money for the CHUF charity as without their on-going fundraising Madeleine and her parents would not have received the time, care and support they did.
For further information about CHUF go to their homepage www.chuf.org.uk