News » Burbage woman takes on British Heart Foundation challenge
|Burbage woman takes on British Heart Foundation challenge August 31, 2012|
Cassi Vaughan (31) is lacing up her walking boots for the Chatsworth Walk to give something back to the nation’s heart charity.
In June last year, her father, Richard Flint, suffered a heart attack and died. Richard, who was the landlord of the White Hart in Burbage, Wiltshire, was 59.
Cassi said: “It was a complete shock to everyone; I have never seen so many people at a funeral. He was a really, really popular man and had so much time for everyone. He was an amazing man. I know everyone says that about their dad but he really was.
“We want something good to come out of this tragedy and by taking on the Chatsworth Walk; we can do something in his honour. Dad would not have wanted this to break us, he would want us to carry on. Our Dad spent his whole life helping others and now it’s our turn to do the same”
Cassi will be joined by her husband, Marc (30), and hundreds of other supporters as they take on the 10 mile trek. People taking part can chose from a four, seven or 10 mile route around the stunning stately home and Chatsworth Estate.
Cassi, who now lives in Canterbury, added: “You don’t have to do something outlandish to raise money for the BHF and it doesn’t matter how much you raise, everything helps. Even if you could just raise £5, it will help somebody.”
BHF event organiser Hannah Carling added: “Cassi and her family have been through such a lot and I am so sorry for the loss of her father. We are thankful they want to support us, and other heart patients, by taking part in this event and I hope their story inspires other people to get involved and support us.”
To sponsor Cassi and Marc, visit http://www.justgiving.com/Cassi-Vaughan
Entry for the Chatsworth Walk is £12. For more information visit bhf.org.uk/chatsworth, contact 0800 169 3672 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is the nation’s heart charity, dedicated to saving lives through pioneering research, patient care, campaigning for change and by providing vital information. But we urgently need help. We rely on donations of time and money to continue our life-saving work. Because together we can beat heart disease.
- For more information visit bhf.org.uk