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Great East Run 2018
Places are still available

Places for the 2018 Great East Run are still available, but they won't be there forever!

Get yours here:

Use your Great East Run 2018 place to help improve the lives of people born with a heart condition

The Somerville Foundation relies heavily on donations, and the money raised by people like yourself is incredibly important. With your help we can: 
  • Fund a home testing coagucheck machine for a heart patient needing to check their INR levels daily.
  • Give a grant to help with costs towards a bath lift for someone with limited mobility.
  • Provide financial assistance for a heart patient attending college or wishing to undertake a training course to retrain so they are able to find a new career that is not as physical and tiring as their current job.
  • Pay for refreshments at a monthly get together so heart patients can connect with others like them.
  • Take a group of heart teenagers to a show.
  • Be a listening, supportive ear on the helpline when life is difficult - for patients and their families.
  • Hold a Mindfulness event (shown to be beneficial in helping people living with a long-term condition). 
This is just a sample of the many ways we help people born with a heart condition.

Your fundraising could make a huge difference to someone's life

Just take a moment to imagine what it is like to be born with a heart condition? You might have been born blue or have a blue nose or lips, have trouble breathing and face surgery after surgery. To grow up with a life long condition and be acutely aware of your own mortality from a very young age . To be scarred for life, both physically and mentally.

These people need your help. Work with us so that they can enjoy life, be free from discrimination and be fully supported throughout their life.

Please read our Terms and Conditions for the Great East Run 2018 here, before filling in the registration form.

If you have any problems completing this form, please contact Helen on 01473 252007 or

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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.