Lizzie Jones, widow of 29 year old Danny Jones Welsh International and Keightley Cougars Rugby League Player has agreed to become a Patron for Welsh Hearts Heart Screening Sessions in Wales. The Appeal is in memory of Danny Jones and all donations to be made through the Welsh Hearts office or via welshhearts.org/donate and will help the charity hold more heart screening days in Wales in Danny’s memory.
Sharon Owen Director of Welsh Hearts we are so pleased that Lizzie has agreed to support the charity and all monies raised will enable us to hold more heart screening sessions in Wales which cost the charity £6,000 a day!
Yorkshire-based Lizzie Jones is a singer and actress. Her husband, Welsh International and Keighley Cougars Rugby League player Danny Jones died aged 29 after suffering a cardiac arrest during a match in May 2015. Post mortem results showed that he died of cardiomyopathy, an inherited condition leading to the thickening of the cardiac muscles. Cardiomyopathy can be diagnosed following an echocardiogram screening which was not available to Danny.
Since his death Lizzie has campaigned for all athletes to be screened, resulting in all Rugby League Championship and League 1 players now being offered screenings.
Lizzie says “I am proud to become a Patron for the Welsh Hearts Screening Programme, helping them screen more people and save lives in Wales – in another valuable project which means Danny’s death will not have been in vain.”
We require donations of time and money to support our important work. Anything you can give is greatly appreciated and really will help us save lives across Wales! Click here to make a donation to the Danny Jones Memorial Fund for Heart Screening Wales. Thank you.