Running in family pays off

Kind hearts: Fay and Richard Jones with Aylah and Maddie at the Great Birmingham Run.

Kind hearts: Fay and Richard Jones with Aylah and Maddie at the Great Birmingham Run.

First published in Local

A KIND-hearted family put their best feet forward for a hospital that cared for their sick children.

Fay and Richard Jones, of Kidderminster , raised £3,700 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital when they took part in last year’ s Great Birmingham Run.

They were joined by their daughters Maddie, seven, and Aylah, four, to say thank you to the hospital for the care Maddie and their son Oscar, two, have received.

Oscar had open heart surgery in July, 2012, when he was just 11 months old, after he was born with a congenital heart defect.

His sister Maddie is also under the watchful eye of clinicians at the children’s hospital as she has a hole in the heart.

Mrs and Mrs Jones were so inspired by the care that their children have had at the hospital that they decided to take on the 13.1-mile challenge .

Speaking about the run, Mrs Jones, 26, said: “As I crossed the finish line I said ‘never again ’ and yet, less than a week later, we had made a pact to beat our times next year .

“We have a team of 10 training for it already.

It’s the least we can do and we would like to thank [the hospital] for everything they’ve done for us .”

The cash the family raised was donated to the paediatric intensive care unit


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