Fundraising for Macy

Baby Macy Cruickshanks underwent open heart surgery at just three weeks old. Money is being raised in her memory to keep a specialist children's intenstive care unit at the Royal Brompton Hospital open.
Baby Macy Cruickshanks underwent open heart surgery at just three weeks old. Money is being raised in her memory to keep a specialist children's intenstive care unit at the Royal Brompton Hospital open.

Family and friends of the parents of a newborn baby who died from a heart condition are getting behind their fundraising drive.

Helen and Paul Cruickshanks, of Tile Kiln Lane, Leverstock Green, are supporting a threatened paediatric unit at Chelsea’s Royal Brompton Hospital, where baby Macy was treated for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – a thickening of the heart muscle. She had open heart surgery at just three weeks old but never woke up.

Helen’s older sister Sharon Raine, of Warners End, is doing a sponsored slim-athon while younger sister Jo Kenny raised £250 through a cake sale and raffle at her work Hemel Hemsptead’s Hewitt Associates. Helen and Paul are running 10k with pals in May and friend Kirsty Mussell is tackling the Brighton Marathon.