Melton and District Model Club (MDMC) is joining the fight to beat SCAD (spontaneous coronary artery dissection) at its annual open weekend next month.

MDMC Vice Chairman Simon Askew said: “The Model Club aim to support local charities, especially those which are close to our members’ hearts. Each year the committee vote on the nominated charities and I am very happy that Beat SCAD have been selected for 2016.”

When Beat SCAD Chair Rebecca Breslin suffered her SCAD in March 2012 she was home alone while her husband was working away. Rebecca called her sister, who also happened to be away, who asked her partner Simon to call by to check on Rebecca. When Simon arrived, he immediately called for an ambulance.

Simon recalls: “I will never forget how pale and ghostly Becks looked when I arrived that morning. I knew she was in trouble and needed help fast. It was such a shock to the whole family when we were told she’d had a heart attack. She was the last person you’d expect to have a heart attack!”

MDMC’s Model Show 2016 will take place on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September on the Tesco Playing fields, Thorpe Road, Melton Mowbray. This year presents a World War I special feature plus radio-controlled planes, boats, helicopters, drones, slot cars, trains and more. Evening entertainment on Saturday includes classic cars, a fun dog show, night flying plus a live band and licensed bar.

Beat SCAD will have an exhibition stand full of information to share plus games to enjoy and prizes to win.

Rebecca said: “Support from family members and friends of SCAD patients is absolutely essential to a small charity like Beat SCAD, so I’m over the moon that Simon nominated us and the MDMC committee selected us for this wonderful opportunity. The Model Show is always a fantastic event with lots of entertainment for all the family so I hope the SCAD community come along to enjoy the delights in store.”

We hope to see you there!

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