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17 Apr 2014

17/04/14 - LOCAL FATHER SETS OUT ON EUROPEAN CYCLE CHALLENGE TO RAISE MONEY FOR SON WITH HEART CONDITION

On April 30th Swindon’s Richard Stocker is setting out to complete a gruelling 320 mile European bike ride in just four days to raise money for the Children’s Heart Federation. CHF has supported his son Lewis, who was born with the heart condition, Aortic Stenosis and at just 14 years has already had three open […]

10 Apr 2014

10/04/14 - HOLLYOAKS STAR HOPES BABY KATY’S DEATH PUTS A SPOTLIGHT ON UNDIAGNOSED HEART CONDITIONS TO HELP SAVE LIVES

Actress Stephanie Davis hopes the Hollyoaks’ storyline of her character Sinead Roscoe losing her baby Katy to an undiagnosed heart condition will help save lives. Sinead, who lost baby Katy last week on the soap, was accused of poisoning her, however tonight’s episode reveals the cause of Katy’s death to be the heart condition, cardiomyopathy. […]

15 Mar 2014

01/04/14 - CHF TRUSTEE PAUL WILLGOSS SHOWS HEART FOR THE LONDON MARATHON

  This April, our very own Paul Willgoss – CHF Trustee for almost a decade – will be running yet another marathon to raise money to support children with heart conditions. Paul was born with a complex form of Tetralogy of Fallot. Despite his heart condition, he has already run five marathons, two ultra marathons, […]

13 Mar 2014

13/03/14 - CHILDREN’S HEART FEDERATION WELCOME RECOMMENDATIONS BUT SAY THEIR CONCERNS WERE “MISSED” IN REPORT OF LEEDS CHILDREN’S HEART UNIT

Although welcoming the findings that the Leeds heart unit is not unsafe, the UK’s leading children’s heart charity is disappointed.  Their concerns about children’s heart services at Leeds General Infirmary were not taken into account in the review that has been released today. The Children’s Heart Federation say although the report addresses death rates of […]

6 March 2014

07/03/14 - CHF apprentice wins the Middleton Murray apprentice of the month award

We would like you to celebrate with us as we congratulate Ellie our CHF apprentice who has won the Middleton Murray apprentice of the month award for February. Ellie was nominated as she has worked hard to support the office in all of our work. She supports the admin but has also volunteered at various […]

03 Mar 2014

03/03/14 - Adults and Parents wanted for a study looking into complications following heart surgery

Would you like to take part in a study and help us to better understand what impact heart surgery has had on you and  your family? You can join an informal discussion group in Glasgow, or join a Facebook forum! • Sign up for focus group now • Join Facebook group discussion now What is the […]

23 Jan 2014

23/01/14 - CHF Seeks Action to Support Children’s Heart Services Across the Country Following Bristol Inquest

The UK’s leading children’s heart charity says that swift action is needed to support children’s heart services throughout the country. The Children’s Heart Federation’s concerns follow an inquest which ruled there were “missed opportunities” in care of four year old Sean Turner who died after heart surgery at Bristol Children’s Hospital. The charity is warning […]

10 Dec 2013

10/12/13 - Children’s Heart Federation and Funky Voices Choir’s Trafalgar Square Carol Concert

This Christmas we had the pleasure of hosting our annual choir concert in Trafalgar Square. On the 10th December we were joined by the amazing Funky Voices Choir (a mere 300 of the full 800 members!) who blew us away with their energy and creativity. Thanks to Funky Voices’ talent and enthusiasm we drew a […]

09 Dec 2013

09/12/13 - Paediatric Congenital Cardiac Services Oral Statement to the NI Assembly by Health Minister Edwin Poots

Minister James Reilly TD and Minister Edwin Poots MLA today together announced that a team of three international clinicians will carry out an independent assessment of current and future needs for cardiology and cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The assessment team will describe the existing hospital […]

16 Oct 2013

16/10/13 - CHF joins call for improvements to the Children and Families Bill

In an open letter to David Cameron and Nick Clegg, CHF has supported the Every Disabled Child Matters Campaign (EDCM) by joining over 100 charities and local parent groups to urge the Government to ensure the Children and Families Bill will make life better for families with disabled children and young people and those with […]

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