Be Part of Heart Week 2021
Though we don’t know what the world will look like in February, we know that it’s never been more important to help babies affected by congenital heart disease.
From 8 February to 14 February 2021 we’d love if you would join us in celebrating heart heroes everywhere by fundraising and raising awareness as part of Heart Week 2021.
Why? Because even though we’re facing a huge public health emergency, a baby will still be born with a serious heart condition every 2 hours. That fact remains. As does the fact that we will now need to do even more to protect them, their families, and the health professionals that look after them, over the coming weeks and months.
Remember: although Tiny Tickers annual celebration of Heart Heroes, Heart Week, takes place every year in February – you can get involved all year round!
You can celebrate heart heroes, raising money and awareness, in lots of different ways. From bake sales and coffee mornings to sponsored runs and skydives. Although we put a spotlight on all heart heroes during February you can hold a Heart Week event at any time – and we’ll send you some fundraising goodies to help.
You don’t have to raise a lot to make a huge difference.
In fact, as little as £10 can provide one family with materials and advice about facing a diagnosis of CHD and what to expect when their baby has open heart surgery, whilst £50 can train one sonographer to be better able to detect heart conditions during pregnancy scans, giving that baby’s heart the best chance of beating their condition. Every penny you can raise for us will make a huge difference to the support we are able to give to tiny hearts.
Together we can give babies across the UK 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, 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 email@example.com
Order your free Heart Week pack here: