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Ballymena boy honoured as a BHF Heart Hero!

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Ballymena boy honoured as a BHF Heart Hero! thumbnailMark Lynn receives his award from BHF Chief Executive, Simon Gillespie. GB28988 p6

BALLYKEEL primary school pupil, Mark Lynn, has been named a 'heart hero' at a prstigious awards ceremony.
The award was handed over at the British Heart Foundation's recent annual Heart Hero Awards, which recognise the exceptional contribution people make to fighting heart disease.
Six-year-old Mark was a joint winner in the Young Heart Hero category.
Mark's heart condition means he's constantly in and out of hospital and may need a heart transplant.
But when this little six year old hero isn't in hospital, it doesn't stop him from raising over 2,000 doing a variety of fundraising, for the BHF and other charities.
Just recently he held a red day in his school for BHF and inspired the whole school to dig deep to fund BHF research.
He's been through a lot but he inspires everyone he meets at school and in hospitals, and has made some amazing friends along the way.
Jayne Murray, Head of BHF NI said: "I am delighted that we've been able to recognise Mark for his inspiring fundraising.
“Because of his hard work and dedication he has made a positive change to the lives of many people.
“As a charity we rely on the efforts of people like Mark to fight heart disease.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.

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