Entries by Charlie Kearsey

Funding Announcement

Announcement Date: 29 October 2020 We were absolutely thrilled to hear that we have been awarded over £43,000 of Government funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) as part of the Coronavirus Community Support Fund distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. This award represents six months of core funding support […]

Chicane Internet Partnership

In 2019 we entered into a corporate partnership with Chicane Internet. We are really grateful to have their support, especially during the global pandemic. We spoke to Robert Kemp about why Chicane have chosen The Somerville Foundation as their Charity of the Year in 2019…  Tell us about Chicane Internet Ltd? Chicane Internet is based […]

Ask Fiona

Fiona Kennedy is a valuable member of our Board of Trustees – joining us almost 10 years ago! She proof-reads articles for GUCH News and is a massive help to staff with her wealth of healthcare knowledge and has kindly offered to answer any questions you might have during this particularly worrying time. Please note, […]

Let your voice be heard!

We Need Your VOICES! We need your VIDEOS! We need Your PICTURES! We need your WORDS! Be part of our new Hearts, Minds and COVID19 Campaign. Tell us in a voice clip or video how being part of The Somerville Foundation Community has helped you. Voice clips and videos need to be around 30 seconds. […]


COVID 19 ACHD Webinar Q & A Panel Responses

On the 8th of April 2020 Professor Michael Gatzoulis facilitated a webinar on Covid-19 and ACHD with colleagues from the Lombardy region of Italy. Below are the answers to the questions that were posed to the panel. Question: What is my risk if I get infected? Answer: Low. Question: What shall I do if have […]

VE Day 2020 – 75th Year Anniversary

VE Day 2020 takes place this Friday the 8th of May in the UK. This year, it will be on a Bank Holiday – a decision that was made specially to honour the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Due to the coronavirus restrictions most VE Day 75 events and street parties have had to be […]

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Robert’s 26 Flights for 26 days

  Robert Kemp, Chicane Connect MD has decided to embark on 26 flights for 26 days in order to raise funds for The Somerville Foundation.  Chicane Connect has proudly supported The Somerville Foundation for many years. Robert Kemp, MD of Chicane Connect said: “We are delighted to be supporting The Somerville Foundation, at Chicane we […]

We are Here to Help

We know that the vital support we offer is needed now more than ever, and we hope that with your help we can remain sustainable and available to help more adults with ACHD now and in the years to come. Together, we can beat this! Although our team is currently reduced, we are pulling out […]

Live Webinar – Covid 19 and Congenital Heart Disease

Date: Wednesday 8th April 2020 @ 2pm BST  streamed via Livemedia Professor Michael Gatzoulis will be facilitating a Webinar on Covid-19 and ACHD with colleagues from the Lombardy region of Italy.  They are kindly sharing their experience with us  and the Somerville Foundation. Interested persons to email their name, surname & address to admin@thesf.org.uk to […]

10 tips to protect your mental health in a time of coronavirus

 Authors: Dr Nicola Cogan, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, NHS Lanarkshire/Lecturer in Psychological Science and Health, University of Strathclyde & Dr Liza Morton, Counselling Psychologist, Teaching Fellow, University of Strathclyde In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we all need to protect our mental health and wellbeing. We face great uncertainty, and in the words of the […]

The Somerville Foundation – Covid-19 Appeal

  Dear Supporter  We trust that you are all taking care in the current climate and please be assured that we are working extremely hard to represent you, our patients, and your families at this difficult time. There has never been an occasion when our presence has been more important, in representing you at the very […]

Havercroft Have Heart

Havercroft Construction Ltd raised a fantastic £3,825.00 for The Somerville Foundation during the time they were in Ipswich. We spoke to Jon Patrick, Site Manager, about the Ipswich project and what’s next for Havercroft Construction… Tell us a bit about your current project, obstacles you have had to deal with and how you have overcome […]

Information and links on Coronavirus

Last Updated: Tuesday 17 March 2020 COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. Please view our coronavirus page for more useful information and links. As there is no specific medical advice for adults with CHD and coronavirus, anyone who is concerned for their […]

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An Evening of Soul with Andre Smith

Join us on FRIDAY 1ST MAY 2020 for an Evening of Soul with Andre Smith! WHERE: ST JOHNS CONSERVATIVE CLUB, KIRBY ST, IPSWICH (Get Directions) TIME: 19:00 – Till Late TICKETS: £5 P/P – Admits One Adult Purchase tickets via email to: Lynn.downson5@icloud.com or Tel: 01473 724357 Raffle on the night!  All proceeds go to […]

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Antibiotic Prophylaxis Against Infective Endocarditis

Find the attached leaflet containing information regarding Antibiotic Prophylaxis Against Infective Endocarditis, which has been supplied by The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP).  The BCCA (British Congenital Cardiac Association) and BCS (British Cardiac Society) have endorsed the SD-CEP (Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Partnership) recommendations. For more information, please visit the Website: www.sdcep.org.uk Disclaimer: The […]

Patient Representatives wanted – Congenital Heart Disease Network

The North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man Congenital Heart Disease Network is looking for passionate and motivated patient representatives.  See the below for further details.  For additional information and details on how to apply please email Helen.Sanderson@alderhey.nhs.uk or Denise.Szpunar@alderhey.nhs.uk the closing date for applications is midnight on Monday the 16th of January 2020.

Lottery Results – Friday 13 December 2019

Congratulations to our Friday the 13th Lottery Winner, who has won themselves £1000 from Unity Lottery! Lottery Results from www.unitylottery.co.uk.  What a wonderful way to ring in Christmas!  Play our lottery and raise money to beat congenital heart disease.  Terms and Conditions apply.

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Nightrider 2020 – London

Join #TeamSF on 6-7 June 2020 when, once again, Nightrider will take over London! Two routes will be available – a 100km and a 50km ride. Both are circular and start and finish at the iconic Lee Valley VeloPark. Take Part in a night out to remember. So #GetOnYourBike! We have 5 charity places available […]

Introducing Richard Bird

Hi everyone, I consider it a great privilege to have been recruited as the new Wellbeing Coordinator for the Somerville Foundation. I’m aware that I have big shoes to fill, since my predecessor, Anne Crump, did such a marvellous job over the past 13 years in the role, for which I think we should be extremely […]

Climbing Everest

At an altitude of 6m in our local Cambridgeshire pub, my good friend of many years, Tony, was going through the early stages of divorce and was questioning life, the universe and everything. We were joined by another friend and somehow over the course of the evening we all hatched a plan to walk to […]

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