Pumped for fundraiser

By Ewen McRae

Matthew Spiteri has a passion for matters of the heart, and with good reason.

“I was born with a heart condition myself,” Mr Spiteri said.

“They always had to resuscitate me back when I was a baby. I had open heart surgery when I was two weeks old, and I’ve had a few more surgeries since then.

“I may look fine to other people but my scars tell a different story.”

Mr Spiteri will host his fifth fundraiser for the Heart Foundation and Fontan Registry at the Deer Park Club on September 15.

He has raised more than $25,000 through similar events throughout the years. This year’s fundraiser will feature a dinner dance with entertainment from The Tequila Brothers and award-winning Elvis tribute artist Sean Luke Spiteri. The night will also include raffles and auctions.

“It’s [heart disease] the leading cause of death anywhere in the world, which is why we do events like this to help find better treatments and help those who need operations,” he said.

For more details and tickets contact Mr Spiteri on 0414 822 474.