Bright Hearts News & Events
Wednesday 22nd January marked the opening of the Edward Mansell room for young heart patients on Becket ward at London’s St Thomas’ Hospital. With volunteers from John Lewis and in partnership with the charity ECHO, CHF redecorated and transformed a room on the adult cardiac ward at the hospital which now includes a television, Xbox, […]
On Sunday CHF were delighted to host X Factor Star Nicholas McDonald at a Brighthearts event at London’s St Thomas’ Hospital. Nicholas has the rare heart condition, Long QT syndrome and nearly died after having a heart attack playing football, aged eight. Whilst a contestant on X Factor last year, we received many messages […]
Paralympic swimmer, David Hill will be inspiring young people with heart conditions at the Brighthearts Forum ‘Wonderful Weekender’ on the 12th and 13th October, 2013. David was GB’s youngest Paralympian athlete at the Athens Games in 2004. Aged just 15, he made the final of the 100m Backstroke event. David born with no left forearm […]
CHF are planning a fabulous fun-day in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. We’ll be running a fun-day for anyone affected by a heart condition, their families, friends and supporters of CHF. Jump aboard- Come on me hearties! Join CHF at our event in Newcastle: a city river cruise, followed by a lovely lunch – experience Newcastle Gateshead Quayside’s finest […]
British athlete, Lesley Owusu will be inspiring young people with heart conditions at the Brighthearts Forum ‘Wonderful Weekender’ on the 12th and 13th October, 2013. The former 400 metre British champion has been confirmed as a speaker at an event in London, bringing together young people from all around the UK. The free weekend, run […]
Aged 13-21? Got a heart condition? You are not alone.
Meet others from around the UK, get empowered with managing your own health and getting to know your own heart.
When? Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October
Join us for a weekend of practical information, support, friendships and fun.
Hands-on workshops and information
Bowling, shopping at Westfield and a hotel stay!
Are you aged 13-17? Join us for fun at London’s famous O2 arena with the British Music Experience and a delicious lunch. Meet other teenagers with heart conditions, and hang out with our friendly team. This event is open to siblings and friends as well. We’d love you to join us, if you’re interested complete […]
Are you aged 15-21 living with congenital heart disease? If so, join us for a fun and interactive discussion session where you can make new friends and discuss your experiences of the NHS and what you think of your service. The NHS is currently reviewing the way care is provided for adults with congenital […]
The Children’s Heart Federation has contributed to the new ‘Tackling Cardiovascular Disease: Priorities for the Outcomes Strategy’ report from Cardiovascular Coalition and 4 All Party Parliamentary Groups. CHF’s contribution to the report stressed the importance of considering congenital and acquired heard conditions in children in any strategy dealing with cardiovascular conditions. It also stressed the […]