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 organise bake sales, run the Great North Run, hold sponsored walks, or set up monthly direct debit donations.
Samantha jumped out of a plane for us, bravely doing a skydive in memory of her son Matteo.
“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?”Samantha
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!
- Thanks to PIB Insurance who have raised a huge £7,469.Julie Bostock nominated us in memory of her grandson Tommy – you can read more about Tommy here
- DWF Foundation are long-standing supporters of ours and are generously supporting our Think HEART public awareness campaign.
Tiny Tickers Heart Week in February 2022 raised over £40,000! 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.
“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.”Vicky
Our fundraising promise
Our supporters are critical to Tiny Tickers’ ability to help more babies with heart defects. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to continue our work. For this reason, we want to make this promise to you.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO HIGH STANDARDS
We do all we can to ensure that fundraisers, volunteers and fundraising contractors working with us to raise funds, comply with the Code and with this Promise.
We comply with the law including those that apply to data protection, health and safety and the environment.
WE ARE HONEST AND OPEN
We tell the truth and do not exaggerate.
We do what we say we are going to do.
We answer all reasonable questions about our fundraising activities and costs.
WE ARE CLEAR
We are clear about who we are, what we do and how your gift is used.
Where we have a promotional agreement with a commercial company, we make clear how much of the purchase price we receive.
We give a clear explanation of how you can make a gift and amend a regular commitment.
WE ARE RESPECTFUL
We respect the rights, dignities and privacy of our supporters and beneficiaries.
We will not put undue pressure on you to make a gift and if you do not want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision.
If you tell us that you don’t want us to contact you in a particular way we will not do so.
WE ARE FAIR AND REASONABLE
We take care not to use any images or words that cause unjustifiable distress or offence.
We take care not to cause unreasonable nuisance or disruption.
WE ARE ACCOUNTABLE
If you are unhappy with anything we’ve done whilst fundraising, you can contact us to make a complaint.