What our supporters say

I just wanted to send a thank you for the support we received while on L51 back in May. Our daughter Lottie had open heart surgery at 8 days old and was in hospital for a further 11 days after surgery. The support Sarah gave us on the ward, the accommodation you provided us so we could be in Leeds, and the support you give the congenital heart unit as a whole is amazing, and we as parents really appreciate it. Helen

About Children’s Heart Surgery Fund online community

The Facebook group helped me get through the toughest time of my life. Amazing people who care – thank you. Rachel

I think that CHSF is a wonderful charity – and I only wish I had discovered their Facebook group before Lilly had had her surgery. Sarah

About Leaving a Legacy for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund 

My husband and I found out at my 20 week scan that our first son, Ben, had a congenital heart defect. Last year we created our Wills, and keen to help other families and children in our position we’ve included a donation to CHSF to ensure the charity can continue its invaluable work. It is a great legacy to leave. Marie Lees, mother of patient Ben

The loss of our aunt was a very sad time for us all. But now having seen the di­fference that her donation has made to help all the people at CHSF carry out their brilliant work, it has given us a real sense of pride in her wish to help the children who visit the ward. We now feel a strong connection with everyone involved which will last forever. Jon and Karen Collinge

About community fundraising

This charity means so much to our family after our little lady’s heart diagnosis in 2016, heart surgery in 2018 and more surgery to come in the future – we will continue to give our all to support CHSF like they supported us. The Warner Family

Make full use of the CHSF team. They have a wealth of knowledge between them to make the most of your fundraising. They can also help with marketing merchandise like posters, banners and leaflets to help promote your event. They are always there to support you and nothing is ever too much trouble. Sarah Hardy

We hosted a charity BBQ at our local pub and with the help of friends and family along with the local patrons helped raise £2,100. The day was such a success we plan on repeating it next year! Anthony Hoe

About Children’s Heart Surgery Fund events

I chose to do a skydive and raise money for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund as our little Ava has had three lots of surgery at the LGI, her latest just this year in March. It was an amazing experience and we’re already thinking of our next challenge to raise money for this amazing charity!

I signed up for the marathon in November last year and when Iris’s operation was scheduled for the same week as the run, I thought about pulling out. It was my wife Cath who persuaded me to do the run and set up a JustGiving page to raise money for CHSF. We know the money will go towards the best medical equipment and ward facilities to help other children like Iris.

About parent accommodation funded by Children’s Heart Surgery Fund

We stayed in Eckersley House and, if it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t have been together as a family. Rachel

We stayed in the CHSF rooms in the Brotherton Wing while our daughter underwent surgery. We found the room to be clean and comfortable, and it meant a lot that we could stay together. Sarah

We stayed in Eckersley House over Christmas in 2009 while Laiela had her first open heart surgery, and recently when she had her second. Jane and her team are amazing. Kelly


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Joseph’s Well
Hanover Walk

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