Dad to kayak 150 miles along Thames in tribute to son

OXFORD MAIL | Andy French

A FATHER from Wallingford whose baby son died from a heart condition is taking part in a 150-mile canoe challenge to raise funds for scientific research.

Adam Castleton lost his son Finn to Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome in December 2015, just six months after he was born.

The 29-year-old, who lives in the town with wife Amalie and seven-month-old son Jesse, will tackle a tough fundraising challenge on the River Thames with a group of friends to mark two years since Finn's birth on June 17, 2015.

Mr Castleton is aiming to raise £10,000 for the British Heart Foundation to fund groundbreaking discoveries and identify new treatments that could help save more people from the devastating effects of heart disease.

He and nine friends will start their 150-mile journey from Lechlade, Gloucestershire, on Saturday – two years to the day since Finn was born. Continue reading

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