Heart Week 2019
Our annual fundraising week in celebration of 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.
Damian’s daughter, Elsie, had a serious heart defect which wasn’t detected until she was already very ill. Daniel says, “We are forever in debt to all the people who helped save her life. We were one of the lucky ones.
The thought of a congenital heart defect going unnoticed in other babies and them not being as lucky as Elsie is very disturbing.
Further training for sonographers, midwives and pulse oximetry machines in maternity wards would make such a difference and hopefully save lots of babies.”
To read Elsie’s story, click here.
By taking part in Heart Week 2019, you will be making a difference to babies like Elsie.
Join in the fun!
Teddy went on Tour during Heart Week 2018 – loads of you helped us to find him and win loads of sweeties from Swizzels Matlow. Join us in 2019 to see what fun and games we will be having with Monty the dog !
A massive thank you to everyone who has supported Heart Week over the past 4 years – from tea parties to dress down days, 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 Jenni on email@example.com
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