Entries by Michelle Woods

Vote for us this month and we could win!

  Vote for The Somerville Foundation This October in the My Favourite Voucher Codes Charity Poll This October, The Somerville Foundation are teaming up with money saving website My Favourite Voucher Codes in a bid to win 20% of the site’s profits. We’ll be one of four charities competing for votes, and we need your […]

Lucy Hill – “Making the most of myself.”

I was born with Tetralogy of Fallot. It meant that amongst other problems with my heart I had two holes in it, a missing pulmonary valve and narrowing of the pulmonary artery. When I was born I wasrushed to Birmingham Children’sHospital and had my first surgery to fix the holes in my heart when I […]

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Sarah’s Story

Living with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum OHS at two days old (1980) and three years old (1983) So here I go – finally putting pen to paper after all these years. I have recently been inspired by so many people who I have read about just lately after learning about The Somerville Foundation. […]

Save your Charity – join in the 2.6 Challenge!

We Need You! From 26th April the 2.6 challenge is inviting you to set your own personal two-six fundraising challenge. This could be running 26 laps of your garden, painting 26 pictures, creating a made-to-measure couture outfit from 26 pairs of socks, hopping for 2.6 minutes (and repeating 26 times), singing for 26 minutes on […]


Living through a global pandemic with a chronic health condition: how to protect your mental health

Author: Dr Liza Morton Like many people living with a serious medical condition my complex cardiac history puts me at greater risk of serious complications from COVID-19. Initially, I struggled to find expert advice during a fast moving situation where nobody had the answers. I decided to stop going out over four weeks ago just […]

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