6 year old Torquay girl wants to help fix other's hearts

Heart Angel

Local girl, Angel, from Torquay is set to make her mark in the fight for every heartbeat by holding a charity event to raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Angel, aged 6, will be holding a fundraiser on Saturday 7th February at All Saints Church Hall on Bampfield Road Torquay (from 1.30pm) in a bid to raise £100 to fund essential research into heart disease.

Angel says:
“I got diagnosed with tetralogy of fallot at 6 weeks old and under went open heart surgery before my 2nd birthday. I’m now 6 and without seeing my ‘princess scar’ you wouldn’t know I was born with a broken heart.”

Angel's condition

Angel’s condition

'Princess scar'

‘Princess scar’

To raise money and awareness Angel will be holding a fundraiser with cakes, raffles, face painting and much more including a visit from Iggle Piggle from in the night garden courtesy of Jody from Bay-b Boutique.

If there are any businesses that could donate vouchers or products to raffle at the event, please email

Angel’s mum Sasha is also fundraising on just giving, to make a donation, go to: https://www.justgiving.com/sasha-smith-wibi-d56d

Tristam Jones, Head of Events at the BHF said: “Thanks to Angel for taking on this challenge and supporting the BHF. Without our supporters we cannot continue to fund life-saving research into heart disease and provide those affected with the care and support they need.”

Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer, claiming around 73,000 lives a year – that’s an average of 200 lives every day. Money raised from events help to support over 1,000 research projects into heart disease around the UK.


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