Be Part of Heart Week 2022
Although February is still a long way away we’re getting ready for another week of celebrating and honouring heart heroes everywhere!
Why? Because even though we’re still in the midst of 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.
“I thought having a newborn in the middle of a pandemic was going to be the hardest journey I would ever have to make – little did I know what was around the corner.“
– Jessica, Maisie’s mum
At two weeks old, Maisie’s heart defects were diagnosed, during the height of the first lockdown and when she was gravely ill. Luckily, Maisie was diagnosed in time for her to have the surgery that saved her life.
Read Maisie’s story here.
By taking part in Heart Week, you will make a difference to babies like Maisie.
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.