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CHD Awareness Week 2018

CHD Awareness Week 2018

Wednesday 7 - Wednesday 14 February 2018

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CHD Awareness Week: Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve

From 7th to 14th February 2018, we’ll be celebrating CHD Awareness Week. We care about people born with congenital heart defects (CHD) every day of the year but this is a special opportunity to celebrate them. Are you willing to spread the word and raise more funds to help them live longer, healthier, happier lives?

The Somerville Foundation has chosen the theme of ‘Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve’ and is asking as many people as possible to do just that to raise funds and awareness so that we can help more people born with heart problems.

How can you help?

It’s simple. We’ve put together a list of activities to suit everyone, whether you have five minutes to spare or five days; 50p or £5,000.

1. Buy a ‘Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve’ bracelet here and then tell everyone you know. Please take a photo and tweet or post about it to spread the word.

2. If you work, please take a look at our Fundraising Ideas Sheet for ways to get your workplace and colleagues involved. 

3. Have lunch at one of the many coffee shops and restaurants supporting us for the week and add £1 to your bill. Details of all participating businesses will be available on this website nearer the time.

4. Do something you’ve always wanted to do like a sponsored trek, cycle, silence or biscuit eating challenge! You don’t have to be amazingly fit you just have to be amazing – which you are! The Somerville Foundation team can advise on setting up fundraising pages to enable people to sponsor you and we’ll tweet and post about your hard work.

5. Hold a coffee morning or bake sale. You could even order some of our fabulous new cake toppers for that perfect finishing touch.

If you’d like to do something but are unsure what, please get in touch with Nicola Graves at
She would love to hear from you and will help you with your fundraising.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts

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