We have lots of unique, fun and inspiring fundraising events for you to get involved with!

Fancy running a marathon? Or taking part in a moonlight walk? Perhaps a pub quiz or a fun day at the bingo is more your speed? Whatever you want to do, we have a fundraising challenge for everyone.

However, it’s not just about raising money. We also hold events that bring people born with a heart condition together.

Whether you take part in a one-off event or give your time regularly, thank you very much for your support. We couldn’t do what we do without you.

Attend an event

Find support & networking events

Find upcoming patient engagement days, meetups and seminars.

Hold your own event

Hold your own event. You can even set up a fundraising page with Virgin Money or JustGiving.

Get your business involved!

Find out what your company can do to help.

Why attend an event?

Because we need you to!

  • Events get you out and about, meeting new people and taking part in your local community
  • Fundraising events are a great way to have fun and make friends
  • Through events you can make a valued contribution to The Somerville Foundation
  • It can be easy to take part in an event if you keep it really simple. There’s an approach to suit every lifestyle and schedule.

Your contribution makes an incredible difference to people’s lives.

Download our handy guide for some great fundraising event ideas and advice!

With your help, we’ve helped fund new and improved treatments for congenital heart disease. we opened the UK’s first dedicated Congenital Heart Research Centre. we’ve organised receptions at the House of Lords and House of Commons, a film première, concerts, parachute jumps, marathon runs, annual sponsored walks and masquerade balls. we ensure that adult CHD patients enjoy access to every opportunity, are free from discrimination, and are fully supported throughout their lives. we’ve staged annual conferences, regional patient information days and workshops throughout the UK. we’ve published a range of leaflets for CHD patients on a wide-range of topics. we’ve launched a Freephone patient helpline to provide practical advice, a listening ear, and emotional reassurance at times of stress. we’ve created online networks where congenital heart patients can connect with each other. we successfully applied for a Comic Relief grant to help develop mental health support services. we’ve contributed to adult congenital heart disease nurse training days and taken part in various study days and conferences for medical and health professionals. we’ve established a benevolent fund for members who are in financial hardship. we’ve organised residential weekends and outward bound holidays for teenagers and adults, providing congenital heart patients with the opportunity to meet and gain support from each other.

Just think what else we could do if you donate, fundraise or volunteer for us.


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