Three teams from Wynn Williams' Christchurch Office took to the ice tubs today and raised almost $10,000 for Heart Kids.
The Heart Stopper Challenge requires up to 6 people to sit in an ice bath for 5 minutes. Why would anyone willingly do that?
This is why. Every week in New Zealand, 12 babies are born with congenital heart defects.
Each year about 450 open heart surgeries are performed on children - some of these are on babies in their first days of life.
These little fighters face Heart Stopping Challenges.
During surgery a child’s chest cavity can be filled with an icy slush to slow the heart’s oxygen requirement, giving the surgeon a longer window of operating time.
The Heart Stopper Challenge
celebrates these brave children, and aims to spread awareness and provide lifelong support for those who battle congenital heart defects.
The following people took part in the challenge:
Team Wynn Williams
· Monique McMahon
· Hannah Doney
· David Dingwall
· Hayden Baird
· Pip Allan
· Richard Hargreaves
Wynn Williams Christchurch
· Jared Ormsby
· Annabel Sheppard
· Josh Orton
· Matthew Jones
· Sarah Hoffman
· Stephen Brown
Team Wynn Williams 2
· Julie Smith
· David Haigh
· Donna Orr
· Jeremy Bell-Connell
· Simone Entwisle
· Jonathan Pow
to view the team videos of the challenge.
Thank you to all of the sponsors and staff who took part in this chilly challenge. To learn more about the challenge please click here: www.heartstopper.org.nz
To read more about our involvement with Heart Kids NZ please click here