Heart Week 11th – 17th February 2019
Our annual fundraising week in celebration of all of our Heart Heroes.
Thank you to everyone who took part in Heart Week 2019
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.
Sarah’s son, Theo, had a serious heart defect which was detected at her 20 week scan. Sarah says, ‘Whilst it was probably the hardest news I’ve ever had to hear, once I got over the shock of finding out there was a problem with our unborn baby’s heart, in hindsight it was one of the best things that could have happened to us. It meant we had amazing medical care on standby to ensure a safe arrival of our baby boy.’
To read Theo’s story, click here.
By taking part in Heart Week 2019, you have made a difference to babies like Theo.
Join in the fun! #findmonty
Monty went on his travels across the UK during Heart Week and many of you spotted where he was!
Our lucky winners now have their very own Monty to keep them entertained.
Here’s Heart Hero Harrison with his new friend!
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 Jenni on firstname.lastname@example.org
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