Heart surgery survivors plan to give back to British Heart Foundation

PUBLISHED: 08:00 30 October 2016

The Symonds family.

The Symonds family.


Members of a Worle family, who underwent separate life-saving heart operations at the hands of the same surgeon will host an event next month to thank one of the charities which supported them throughout their treatment.

The Mercury reported earlier this year how Edward Symonds and his sons Thomas, aged three, and Nicholas, aged two, were all operated on by Dr Sherban Stoica at the Bristol Heart Institute and the Bristol Children’s Hospital.

At the time, Edward’s wife Anna said: “I owe Dr Stoica everything because without him, my family would not be here and I cannot thank him enough.”

After the article was published, the family received extensive support from the British Heart Foundation and even starred in the charity’s Heart Matters magazine.

The family is now planning to host a coffee and cake morning at their home to say thank you to the foundation.

The coffee morning will take place at 95 Old Mill Way, in Worle, from 10am-3pm on November 6.

Raffle prizes up for grabs include a Sunday lunch at the Marco Pierre White restaurant in Congresbury, a family ticket to @Bristol and a Truffle Shuffle hamper.

To donate, visit Anna’s JustGiving page or email annalaurasmith80@gmail.com

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