Alder Hey patient Lincoln is aged five and has undergone open-heart surgeries at the world-class children’s hospital in Liverpool. His infectious enthusiasm and positivity has made him shine – and he has been chosen to represent the charity at this year’s Liverpool Santa Dash. Young Lincoln will be guest of honour on the day with his family Mum Tanya, Dad Mathew, and brothers Deacon, Mac, and Jaxon. He will be taking part in the 1K Mini Dash – supported by Alder Hey mascot ‘Oli the elephant’ who will be taking part in the main dash.
Talking about Lincoln’s experiences with Alder Hey, his mum Tanya said: “Lincoln has a complex Congenital Heart Defect and Heterotaxy Syndrome RAI and has been under Alder Hey’s care from day one. We’ve had an amazing experience with Alder Hey, especially the cardiac team and ward staff who have looked after Lincoln during his numerous stays and appointments so far. We can’t thank them enough for the time they have given us with him, with hopefully many more to come. He is just the happiest boy and is always smiling. He’s also very cheeky, loving, and caring, with an amazing personality. He is finally in a good place – and even gets excited when he knows he’s coming to Alder Hey again.”
Alder Hey Children’s Charity’s aim is to deliver a fun-filled and positive experience for families, often at the toughest times, by raising money for innovative projects and creative activities. Thanks to generous donations, the charity has proudly pioneered life-saving treatments and provided comfort for young patients and their families.
The festive spectacular takes place on Sunday 3 December 2023 – starting at 9.30am at Pier Head Liverpool and is highly regarded as the city’s official kick-start to Christmas.
Santa Dash participants or supporters can fundraise or make a donation on the Alder Hey Liverpool Santa Dash official giving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/santadashah23