Entries by Charlie Kearsey

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COVID-19 Update 11 October 2021

England Changes to the travel red list and recognised proof of vaccination list from 4am on 11 October 47 countries and territories were removed from the red list. 37 new countries and territories have been added to the list of countries with recognised proof of full vaccination for travel to England. New rules for international travel  […]

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COVID-19 Update 4 October 2021

England New rules for travelling or returning to England • New international travel system from 4 Oct: red list and rest of world • Changes to rules for fully vaccinated travellers coming from non-red list countries • 8 destinations removed from red list including Turkey and Pakistan Autumn and winter plan 2021 The government has […]

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Meet our RPH 2021 Runners

The Royal Parks Half Marathon – Takes place on 10 October 2021! With incredible views of iconic landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Marble Arch, the London Eye, the Royal Albert Hall, and the Palace of Westminster. This year we have 5 runners participating and raising much-needed funds for The Somerville Foundation. Our fundraising events have […]

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COVID-19 Update 28 September 2021

England New rules for travelling or returning to England New international travel system from 4 Oct: red list and rest of world Changes to rules for fully vaccinated travellers coming from non-red list countries 8 destinations removed from red list including Turkey and Pakistan Autumn and winter plan 2021 The government has set out its COVID-19 […]

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COVID-19 Update September 2021

ENGLAND  Changes to green and red travel lists  Montenegro and Thailand moved to the red list on 30 August. The Azores, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania and Switzerland are now on the green list. Third vaccine dose for immunosuppressed people  Adults and children aged 12 and over with a severely weakened immune system will now […]

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Neil’s Journey | London Marathon 2021

In 3 weeks’ time, Neil will be running the Virgin Money Giving London Marathon on 3rd October.  The 26.2-mile trek around London is no walk in the park (pardon the pun), but when you have 20 years of running experience behind you, everything is in your favour! Neil’s training is going well and he has already […]

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Finance Webinar 8 September | Meet the Speaker – Abby Cohen

Join The Somerville Foundation finance webinar on Wednesday 8th September. Our finance specialists will discuss a variety of financial topics from mortgages to pensions and investments & more! Retiring early? buying your first home? Do you need help with finance? Our specialists can answer your questions. Meet Abby Cohen, Director of Legal Services @Kwil. Abby […]

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Finance Webinar 8 September | Meet the Speaker – Henry Gaskin

Join The Somerville Foundation finance webinar on Wednesday 8th September. Our finance specialists will discuss a variety of financial topics from mortgages to pensions and investments & more! Retiring early? buying your first home? Do you need help with finance? Our specialists can answer your questions.  Read more about Henry Gaskin, Chief Investment Officer / […]

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Finance Webinar 8 September | Meet the Speaker – Ben Adams

Join The Somerville Foundation finance webinar on Wednesday 8th September. Our finance specialists will discuss a variety of financial topics from mortgages to pensions and investments & more! Retiring early? buying your first home? Do you need help with finance? Our specialists can answer your questions.  Read more about Ben Adams, Mortgage & Insurance Consultant […]

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Finance Webinar 8 September ’21

FINANCE WEBINAR: Join us 8 September ’21 at 6 PM for an introduction to financial planning! Our finance specialists will discuss a variety of financial topics from Mortgages to pensions and investments & more! Sign into the Members Area to register for this talk.  Not yet a member? Sign up here: https://thesf.org.uk/membership-options/ #Morgages # IncomeProtection […]

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Heart Disease Lived Experience Network

If you live in Scotland and been affected by heart disease we want to hear about your experiences and work with you to make improvements. In Scotland today, around 400,000 people live with Heart Disease. To ensure we can improve access to the right care, treatment, and support, and minimise preventable heart disease, the Scottish […]

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COVID Update – August 2021

Latest Covid guidance – August 2021 From 2 August ENGLAND If you’ve been fully vaccinated in the US or most of Europe, you do not need to quarantine or take a day 8 test, when returning from amber list countries. Read more here. From 8 August ENGLAND After 4am on 8 August, arrivals from France who […]

Subsidised MedicAlert Membership

When you become a Supporter or Patron member of The Somerville Foundation, you will receive a £10 subsidised discount off annual MedicAlert Membership. MedicAlert is the only UK charity providing life-saving medical ID services. During an emergency every second counts. Your MedicAlert ID, worn on your pulse points, is engraved with your most important information […]

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ZipperGal’s Story – 6 Years On

Ella, also known as @Zippergal on instagram, shares her account of the last 6 years of her life as a young person born with a heart condition. (CHD). 6 years ago today – 24/4/15 – my life changed forever. “That evening I went into SVT for the first time, home alone sitting on the sofa. […]

SURVEY: Help The Somerville Foundation improve!

This is an important opportunity for our community (you!) to tell us what you think. The results of this survey will assist with the charity’s future plans, it is also an opportunity for you to be more involved, with additional volunteer roles being part of our vision. This survey is going out to all our […]

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Fundraising goes GREEN!

The Somerville office team recently held a Charity Plant Sale and raised an incredible £397! Fundraising can be fun and you can do it anywhere…even from your front yard! Every penny raised goes straight into providing much-needed services for young people and adults born with heart conditions. With summer here the possibilities are endless. Why […]

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Important Alert for those with Mechanical Heart Valves

The NHS has put out a “Safety Alert” in respect of the anti-coagulation medication for this type of valve in light of some patients having been moved from Warfarin. If you have a mechanical valve and are not currently taking warfarin as your anti-coagulation medication then please make contact with your specialist centre immediately as […]

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Survey: Congenital Heart Disease Priority Setting Partnership

Have YOUR say on the future of Congenital Heart Disease research! A national study has been launched to identify and prioritise the areas of future research in congenital heart disease that are most important to patients, their families, and healthcare professionals. The Somerville Foundation are supporting this project to help ensure that patients’ voices are […]

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Amazon Prime Day 21 – 22 June ’21

AMAZON PRIME DAY IS ON FROM 21 – 22 JUNE! Prime members who shop Amazon Prime Day deals from 21st – 22nd June can do more than discover great deals: Simply shop HERE or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app, and AmazonSmile will DOUBLE donations to The Somerville Foundation at no extra cost.

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Survey Responses – Cardiology 2022 Curriculum Survey

We have provided responses below explaining further detail regarding the completion of the Cardiology 2022 Curriculum Survey by the 20th of June 2021. We hope this will give information as to what the differences will be to ACHD services should the proposal be accepted. The document mentions congenital heart disease as a speciality continuing. Where […]

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RUN 2021

RUN – London Marathon – 3 October 2021 Takes place 3 October 2021 in London – Run one of the worlds most coveted races and raise money for young people and adults born with a heart condition. £120 Reg fee, £2500 minimum to raise. This is your opportunity to take part in one of the greatest […]