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19 Oct 2018

19/10/18 - CHF and junior parkrun 

CHF will be attending the junior parkrun at Welwyn Garden City on the 4th November. Please tell us if you’re coming via email: info@chfed.org.uk Please turn up at 08:30 am for a 09:00 am start. If your child wants to participate in the run they need to register and bring along their barcode. We would […]

18 Oct 2018

17/10/18 - CHF: How we help

Find out more about CHF’s information resources including our ‘Heart Conditions’ and ‘Caring for a Heart Child’ information sheets. Find out more information too about CHF’s Molly’s dolly rag doll that introduces heart children and families to effectively cope with the issue of scarring before the heart child’s surgery takes place. Further information: http://www.chfed.org.uk/how-we-help/

16 Oct 2018

15/10/18 - Restart a Heart Day: 16 October

Restart a Heart Day is a day of action with the aim to teach vital life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills to as many people as possible. Your hands could save a life. Find out more: https://www.resus.org.uk/events/rsah/

12 Oct 2018

12/10/18 - How to support CHF

Find out more about how to help CHF support more heart children and families. Every step of your fundraising run will help us make a world of difference. Further information: http://www.chfed.org.uk/events-and-fundraising/

11 Oct 2018

11/10/18 - CHF’s Molly’s dollies & International Day of the Girl Child

On this International Day of the Girl Child we introduce you to CHF’s Molly’s dollies.  So named after the first child to receive one was called Molly.   The Children’s Heart Federation (CHF) have come up with the idea of using Molly’s Dollies, a rag doll with surgical scars, to help explain scarring to children with heart conditions. […]

10 Oct 2018

10/10/18 - CHF focus on World Mental Health Day

On this World Mental Health Day CHF focus on research addressing parents’ experiences of caring for their child at the time of discharge after cardiac surgery and during the post-discharge period. CHF was part of this study and moderated the closed forum for discussion on our Facebook page. Further information: https://www.jmir.org/2018/5/e155/

09 Oct 2018

08/10/18 - Baby Loss Awareness Week  09–15 October

If you’ve been affected by the loss of a baby, please know there are several groups ready to support you.  With full understanding. Pregnancy and baby loss is often a taboo subject. You can help break the silence around baby loss by talking to your friends and family about Baby Loss Awareness Week and by […]

05 Oct 2018

02/10/18 - Publication of a technical notice for organs, tissues and cells 

The Human Tissue Authority has noted that the Government has published a Technical Notice providing information on how tissues, cells and organs for transplantation can continue to pass between EU Member States and the UK following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU in the event of a no-deal scenario. The purpose of this notice is […]

01 Oct 2018

01/10/18 - How grandparents help the CHD family

1st October is the International Day of Older Persons and CHF focus on the unique support that grandparents share with their children and grandchildren. CHF’s information sheet ‘Being a grandparent to a heart child’ offers insight and resources to grandparents who find themselves dealing with the diagnosis that their grandchild has a heart condition. Find […]

28 Sep 2018

28/09/18 - My heart, my stories: A CHD blog with a difference

Written by Molly Meehan – the inspirational teenager born with a heart condition and CHF’s inspiration behind each CHF Molly’s dolly –  ‘My heart, my stories’ blog explores the congenital heart disease (CHD) journey with honesty and a massive amount of insight. This World Heart Day 2018, CHF are focusing on how children and young […]

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