British Heart Foundation gets ‘thank you’ cheque for saving 11-year-old boy’s life

ORGANISATIONS in Dunmow have come together to raise money for the charity which saved the life of an 11-year-old boy.

Last year Jack Rose was rushed into hospital requiring emergency heart surgery to save his life. The operation was a success and Jack has now recovered and is on the road to leading normal life.

Without critical research from the British Heart Foundation (BHF), the Dunmow St Mary’s Primary School student would have undergone open heart surgery. Instead, keyhole surgery was used to repair his heart.

Without BHF the story could have ended differently so his parents, Carole and Simon, were thrilled to hand over a cheque for �1,660 in the hope other families will be as lucky.

To reach the total, which will be spent on life saving research into preventing and repairing the damage after heart disease, Mrs Rose, who runs Cookies – a cooking workshop business – held free cooking workshops and Sue Bibb, who runs Dunmow Theatre Dance School, did a raffle at their annual show.

Dunmow St Mary’s also donated money from the fun run they held earlier this year, while Jack’s friend Annie Collop completed a sponsored silence. Jack himself sold cakes for the cause.

Mr and Mrs Rose have also signed up to run the Royal Parks half marathon later this year – they are hoping to raise a further �800. To sponsor Simon and Carole visit