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Helping Hearts Appeal raises £5299.23 (and counting) on Giving Tuesday

Helping Hearts

This year’s Giving Tuesday (the international day of giving on the 1st December every year) has been another huge success for Tiny Tickers. The Helping Hearts appeal, which aims to provide support to families facing congenital heart disease, has never been more needed than during the global pandemic. With the money raised, we will be…

Tiny Tickers response to BBC News investigation into private baby scans

Tiny Tickers is concerned by the findings of the BBC News investigation into private baby scans. We have long backed calls for sonography to be a regulated profession – something we believe is important for the protection of the public and to help the dedicated NHS sonographers who look after them. We fully support medical…

The Good News Bulletin

Even though our small charity is facing our toughest months in our 20 years we are still here… delivering support and services amidst the harshest of circumstances. So we wanted to share the good news; the news that has kept our spirits up over the last few months.   SUPPORT FOR PARENTS: We continue working…

Our Pulse Oximetry Project is up and running again…

We’re delighted that we have been able to start placing pulse oximetry machines in maternity wards across the UK once again. These monitors, which can help detect serious heart conditions soon after birth, are used to help improve early detection rates of congenital heart disease. Unfortunately, earlier this year we had to pause three of…

Helping sonographers communicate unexpected baby scan news to expectant parents

Tiny Tickers is delighted to have played a part in creating new guidelines for sonographers that will help thousands of expectant parents affected by pregnancy complications each year. Research led by the University of Leeds will for the first time provide sonographers with specific words and phrases to be used consistently when explaining miscarriages, foetal…

Tiny Tickers supports the campaign for Gift Aid Emergency Relief

As an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by coronavirus, we are supporting a new proposal from a coalition of charities calling for a rise in the rate of Gift Aid. If adopted, the proposals could secure an additional £450m to support the vital work of charities at this difficult time. Charities are, on…