Former Walsall councillor completes big climb just a year after heart attack

By James Vukmirovic | Walsall | Health | Published:

A former councillor has completed a mountainous fundraising challenge, just one year after suffering a heart attack.

Amers Kudhail has successfully climbed Mount Snowdon in north Wales, helping to raise more than £3,000 for Heart Care Walsall, the charity which has provided him and other members of his family with aftercare support.

The 45-year-old company director suffered the heart attack in March 2019, forcing him to leave his role as councillor for Streetly in Walsall, and said Heart Care was the first charity he thought of to help.

He said: “My father Awtar died of a heart attack aged 42 when I was just six, then just a few months after my heart attack, my brother Juggy suffered one himself.

“They are a charity which has been overlooked in the past and with heart attacks being more prevalent than ever, I decided to raise funds for them as they are literally very close to my heart.”

Amers said the idea to climb Snowdon had instead from his wife Jinn and his sons Ayden and Ethan while they helped him with his recovery.

To donate to Amers fundraising page, go to

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