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Supporting young people and adults born with a heart condition

The Somerville Foundation works with patients born with a heart condition (congenital), providing practical and emotional support, and enabling them to take control of their lives and manage their own heart condition. Thanks to advancements in medical treatment, today more and more people born with heart conditions are living long, full and happy lives.


Recent announcement over surgical centres

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Appearance Matters

Scarred FOR Life will be exhibiting in London 28-30 June at Appearance Matters 7.

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Media coverage

Watch ITV and BBC coverage of UK's 1st CHD Research Centre

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1st UK Centre

Launch of the UK's first congenital heart research centre

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Open Day N&N

The NNUH GUCH team invite patients to attend an information morning

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Royal Parks 2016

Take part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon in October 2016. Guaranteed places available.

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TSFConference 2016

Enjoy an informative, interesting and empowering day of presentations around living with a congenital...

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Walk, Run, Cycle

Climb a mountain, bungee jump, skydive, take your pick and more

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Open Heart Surgery

Helen Doyle writes about her experience of late diagnosis and having open heart heart at 23 years old.

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Amonn's Story

Congenital heart patient and Double Gold Medallist, Amonn AL-Mahrouq, stormed to yet another victory...

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Colin's Story

The incredible tale of what happened to Colin at the world’s greatest football ground.

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Confidence is key

Olivia's experience taking part in Katie Piper’s Diversity Catwalk Fashion Show.

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30 Million Steps

Donation received from Actelion's Global Corporate Challenge

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Trekking in China

Joanne Dann will trek along one of the world's most famous historical landmarks to raise funds

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Emma's Challenge

Emma competed The Great Manchester Run on 22nd May 2016 to raise funds for The Somerville Foundation.

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Kate in Ireland

In June Kate Sykes embarked on a 700 mile bike ride from the most Southerly point of Ireland, to the...

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Help & Advice

Information on managing your heart condition, including Physical, Emotional and Mental Health.

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Make a donation to The Somerville Foundation today and you will help us to continue to offer the valuable services we provide to those born with a heart condition.