THE widower of an inspirational Kidderminster mum who suffered from a major heart condition has set up a campaign in her honour.

Aaran Mansell, of Cowper Walk, Kidderminster, has set up Donna’s Dream - a campaign for an opt out organ donor register featuring an online petition which already has 825 signatures.

He is also supporting his late wife Donna Mansell’s two favourite charities - Kemp Hospice and the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Mrs Mansell died, aged 26, at Worcestershire Royal Hospital on Friday, July 2, last year after suffering a collapse.

She suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy – a weakening of the heart muscle – and was in need of a third heart transplant.

Mr Mansell, 31, who married Donna in February last year, said that “most of all, Donna’s Dream was for an opt-out only organ donation register”.

He added: “Donna was, and still is, my whole world – I will never stop loving her no matter what life throws at me in the future.”

Mrs Mansell had been featured many times in The Shuttle.

She had worked as a support worker for people with learning difficulties and brain injuries between her bouts of illness.

She also became a figurehead for the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) fund-raising drives in the region.

Mr Mansell is calling on Wyre Forest residents to support the BHF "wear red day" on February 25.

He said: “Last year, myself and Donna married on February 26 and asked everyone attending to wear a red item for the BHF.

“This year for Donna’s Dream and the BHF we would like to get as many people wearing red as possible and submitting photos to the website and our Facebook group.

“It would be fantastic if we could get whole workplaces involved.”

Mr Mansell is also hoping to organise a large event in aid of Kemp Hospice later in the year.

For more information or to support the campaign visit and