Be Part of Heart Week 2020!
The 2020 Heart Week will be from 24th February to 1st March 2020 – help us celebrate all of our Heart Heroes.
You don’t have to raise a lot to make a huge difference. As many as 1 in every 125 babies in the UK has a serious heart defect and around 1,000 newborn babies are sent home from hospitals in the UK every year with no-one realising they are suffering from a potentially life threatening condition. Every penny you can raise for us will make a huge difference to the support we are able to give to tiny hearts. £5 enables us to send an expectant parent all the information they need to protect their baby’s heart, including what to expect from their 20 week scan and the signs of heart failure in a newborn baby. £50 trains one sonographer to be better able to detect heart defects during 20 week scans, giving that baby’s heart the best chance of beating their condition. Together we can give tiny hearts a better start.
Vicky’s daughter, Elodie, was diagnosed with congenital heart disease a few months after her birth. ‘Your baby needs heart surgery’… These were the words that we heard on June 5th this year. The words that took my legs and turned them to mush. The words that made my own heart break. The words that saw me lifting my face to the sky and begging, desperately pleading, for our little girl to be ok. Fear, guilt, sadness. Boiling over. Staring at nothing, motionless. Staring at everything, high alert, overwhelmed, jittery, frightened. Wanting someone, anyone to help me stand up. Make it my heart. Operate on me. Take whatever you need from me. Don’t touch her. Don’t lose her.’
To read Elodie’s story, click here.
By taking part in Heart Week 2020, you will make a difference to babies like Elodie.
A massive thank you to everyone who has supported Heart Week over the past 5 years – from tea parties to dress down days, baby cinema and yoga classes, to Valentine’s Day office activities, we’ve had it all. Even walking across the Forth Bridge on the coldest day of the year!
With your help, we have been able to continue our work to support babies with heart conditions, and their families. Thank you!
We are here to help at any point so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Kym by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Order your free Heart Week pack here: