Local Hero – Julie Mills

A Kingston woman who had emergency open-heart surgery has organised a musical performance to raise awareness of a charity supporting young people going through similar ordeals.

Julie Mills, 28, works at Kingston Hospital, volunteers for charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) and is a member of Kingston Vale Operatic and Dramatic Society.

She suggested funds from its performance of Return to the Forbidden Planet should go to the charity.

Ms Mills said: