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Saturday 20th April 2024:  kick-off 12.30pm

Scottish Cup Semi-Final - Aberdeen v Celtic

🔴⚪️ Come on you Reds! ⚪🔴

In support of my father-in-law, raising funds for BHF

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On the 27th February 2016 Mrs Canarydon's dad headed out to watch Saints (St Johnstone) as he does every Saturday. Mum never expected the call she received from the police in Aberdeen.


Near the end of the second half he had collapsed and was in cardiac arrest. With amazing teamwork of a group of people including paramedics, club doctor, first aiders and the policeman they saved his life.


Followed up with the care of the staff at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary he had stents put in and is now recovering well. He and the rest of our family can never thank all of them enough we still have a very special husband, dad and granddad.


He had left the house that day not feeling unwell and with no known heart problems. It turns out that his heart attack and cardiac arrest were due to genetics, he is a healthy man who has always looked after himself. We found it hard to believe this could happen to him.


The work of the British Heart Foundation is important to find out why these things happen. Also they promote the need for defibrillators. Less than 10% of people who have a cardiac arrest outside hospital make it to hospital discharge.


We know how lucky he was to be where he was that day and I'd like to see defibrillators in many more places.


We are chucking the chocolate and going on a DECHOX for the whole of March to help the British Heart Foundation fund its life saving heart research. That means absolutely no chocolate bars, no chocolate cake, no choccy biscuits with my tea, not even any chocolate sprinkles on my cappuccino are allowed. And that’s why we need your help.


With a 6 month old baby who doesn't much like sleep and a house move on the cards no chocolate will be a challenge especially for a chocoholic like me and Mrs Canarydon's liking of hot chocolate!


Thanks for reading anything you can give doesn't matter how small will be appreciated.




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