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Poetry to Raise Awareness

Written by jen, 7th May 2009

To mark the start of Children's Heart Week which begins on Saturday, poet Rebecca Goss (a strong supporter of The Reader Organisation), will be on Woman's Hour this Friday, May 8th, BBC Radio 4 at 10am.

Rebecca is hoping to raise awareness of congenital heart disease by reading some of the poems she's written about her daughter Ella. Ella was born with a severe heart defect in 2007 and Rebecca will be talking about her short but incredible life.

There will be a Children's Heart Federation appeal on Radio 4, on Sunday May 10th.

Thank you for listening if you can.

The program will be available on 'listen again' for seven days from Friday.

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A number of Rebecca's  Ella poems are available to read in the latest issue of Shadowtrain magazine.
Read Featured Poems by Rebecca Goss on this blog: 'Candour' and also 'Aeroplanes', which has also been turned into a short animated film.

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Children's Heart Federation

1 in every 133 children is born with a heart defect. Our vision is of a society in which all children with congenital heart disease can live life to the full because their medical, educational and social needs have been met. Charity Registration No 1120557.

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