How We Are Funded
We are truly thankful for all the support that Tiny Tickers receives – we’re a very small charity, making a big impact for babies with congenital heart defects and their families, but we can’t do this work alone. We cannot do, what we do, without you.
Nearly half of our funding comes from all the amazing fundraisers who have organised bake sales, run the Great North Run, held a sponsored walk, or set up a monthly direct debit donation. However during these times, and with mass participation events such as marathons, corporate and school fundraising activities being cancelled or postponed, we are preparing for tough times. But thanks to our supporters, we know we won’t face them alone.
Samantha jumped out of a plane for us, bravely doing a skydive in memory of her son Matteo. Samantha says: “I wanted to do something special for my son Matteo and Tiny Tickers, a charity close to my heart. When Matteo was born I fell totally in love.I was very much looking forward to all the wonderful things we would do together. We had a fantastic nine days at home with Matteo, getting to know all his little features and his sweet baby coos. Tragically, on day ten, Matteo became very unwell and passed away in the A&E department in mine and my husband’s arms. Our lives were changed forever. We later found out that Matteo had an undiagnosed heart condition. We will always wonder if his condition was diagnosed, would he still be with us today?”
We would like to say a huge thank you to our generous funders who fund a variety of our core work and projects. Here are some of those who support our life-saving work:
- Thanks to the trustees of the Edith Florence Spencer Memorial Trust, we have been able to place 10 pulse oximetry machines across the UK.
- The marvellous staff and pupils of City of London school who raised an incredible £69,000 for us in 2019!
- The Co-Op Community Fund are supporting us in raising awareness of the five signs of a heart defect in newborn babies.
- Garfield Weston Foundation were established in 1958, and give away approximately £80 million a year to charities across the UK. We’re so grateful to them for supporting our work.
Tiny Tickers Heart Week in February raises around £10,000 every year. To our fabulous fundraisers who bake, run and have fun, all in the name of Heart Week – thank you!
Vicky organised a back sale at her local mums and tots group as part of Heart Week. Vicky says: “Being a new-ish mum myself I found the work the charity was doing incredibly inspiring – so when Heart Week came up I did what any self-respecting person would do and turned to cake! The support from the mums and dads was fantastic – the charity really brought out the generosity in everyone. It was a great morning and we raised far more than I would have expected – including awareness of the charity, heart defects and what to ask about during a scan. As a parent, you can’t help but be impressed with the work Tiny Tickers is doing and the families they are helping.”
Katie Lawson, Tiny Tickers’ Head of Fundraising:
“We’re a small charity covering the whole of the UK, so every pound we raise makes a real difference. With the generous help of our supporters and funders, we’ll be able to help even more babies with heart problems get the care and treatment they need to lead happy and healthy lives.”
Our fundraising promise
Our promise to our fundraisers is that:
- We are committed to high standards
- We are honest and open
- We are clear
- We are respectful
- We are fair and reasonable
- We are accountable