Paul Willgoss is involved in CHF because over 40 years ago he was a child with a heart condition. CHF provides vital support to parents and families that he knows was sometimes missing from his growing up, and he hopes that his perspective of having been there, and lived it, can help us make sure that support meets the real need.
During the day he’s a Civil Servant, working within the science and engineering disciplines based on his background in biology, and occupational hygiene, aided by spells in HR, research management and corporate services. As well being a keen hiker, marathon runner and climber he is currently studying for a BA in Art History & Heritage.
He was honoured to receive his MBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List, and more than honoured by the congratulations that came from the congenital heart community around the world when this was announced. However, he gets most pleasure from helping children and their families deal with this congenital heart “thing”; be that by raising funds through his running challenges, from those who’ve met him and are encouraged, or by applying his skills and abilities behind the scenes.