Nathaniel’s ‘Happy Heart Day’ fundraiser
PUBLISHED: 10:00 02 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:27 02 March 2017
An Exmouth boy who was born with two holes in his heart has run five miles to raise money for a children’s hospital.
Nathaniel Brown, six, spends a day a year celebrating his healthy heart.
He ran from Exmouth train station to Darts Farm in order to raise money for Bristol Children’s Hospital’s Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal, a charity that helps at a special care baby unit.
Nathan undertook the feat to celebrate ‘Happy Heart Day’.
The Bassetts Farm Primary School pupil’s run has raised more than £800 for the charity, based at the hospital where he had open heart surgery in 2011, when he was four months old.
Nathaniel’s mother, Lucy Brown, said: “He is a little star.
“He is very sporty and enjoys running. He is amazing and we are all very proud of him.
“We celebrate Happy Heart Day every year and started talking about it and decided to raise money for Bristol Children’s Hospital.”
Nathaniel was supported by family and friends, who ran and rode bikes alongside him - carrying banners and a bucket for donations.
To donate to Nathaniel’s cause, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/Nat-Brown.