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John’s Climb of Gran Paradiso (4061m)

John Roach and his friends recently climbed the Gran Paradiso mountain in Italy, raising a fantastic £820 for Tiny Tickers. Here he talks about training, challenges and altitude sickness:

Food From The Heart

By heart grandparent and fundraiser, Linda Atkins. I started fundraising for Tiny Tickers seven years ago after we lost Ruby, one of our newborn twin granddaughters, to congenital heart disease (CHD). My daughter was fortunate she was under the care of a consultant because she was expecting twins, and it was the sonographer who did…

Introducing our new fetal cardiac information cards

By Tiny Tickers Head of Training, Anne Rhodes When I joined Tiny Tickers four years ago, I was tasked with producing some fetal cardiac information for sonographers to keep in their departments, as part of a ‘sonographer toolkit’. Having access to textbooks and literature is fantastic for healthcare professionals. However, these resources are often only…

Pounds, pence, perseverance and passion

Reflections on Tiny Tickers’ annual report and accounts for the 2020-2021 financial year. By Tiny Tickers CEO, Jon Arnold What a year that was! Annual reports can be complicated to read, so I’ve set myself the challenge of summing up the key points from the Tiny Tickers annual report and accounts for the 2020-21 financial…

Being the parent of a child with a congenital heart defect: what does it mean?

By heart parent, Kayleigh, West Midlands. When you are told your baby has a congenital heart defect (CHD), your mind is consumed with more questions than you’d ever imagine. Will they require surgery? How will this diagnosis impact their development? What will their future look like? These are just a few of the hundreds of…

The inconsistent runner

By Anne Rhodes, Tiny Tickers Head of Training I’ve run on and off for most of my life… mostly off! I have been very inconsistent and have often gone years without running, only to begin all over again building up my fitness and distances. I first started running in primary school. I had moved to…