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Rachel Hooley with her sister Kate at the O2 store in Cramlington where bracelets they have made are being specially gifted to customers to raise money for CHUF. Store manager Adam Lowes is supporting them as part of National Transplant Week. GM043969

Rachel Hooley with her sister Kate at the O2 store in Cramlington where bracelets they have made are being specially gifted to customers to raise money for CHUF. Store manager Adam Lowes is supporting them as part of National Transplant Week. GM043969

A youngster who underwent a heart transplant has helped to support National Transplant Week.

The O2 shop in Cramlington’s Manor Walks shopping centre gave customers who purchased a contract phone a special gift made by Rachel and Kate Hooley.

Following Rachel’s life-saving heart transplant two years ago, the sisters set up Hearts that Matter UK to raise funds for the Children’s Heart Unit Foundation (CHUF) ward at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, and to promote awareness of the organ donor register.

Rachel and Kate are selling hand-made bracelets priced at £3, and O2 Cramlington has donated £368 to CHUF by giving out bracelets to customers.

Rachel, ten, said: “I am so happy that O2 Cramlington was able to promote the importance of organ donation to so many people that came into their shop.”

“We are just two girls trying so hard to encourage people to join the organ donor register and raise money for CHUF so getting help like this from O2 Cramlington means so much to us both. I would like to thank everyone who has supported Hearts That Matter UK so far.”

 

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