You can make a real difference to someone’s life.

If you have decided to show your support to the Somerville Foundation, thank you.

CHD patients need your help. And, when you help us, you make it easier for them to enjoy access to every opportunity, be free from discrimination, and be fully supported throughout their lives.

The valuable work we carry out wouldn’t be possible without people and companies like you.

From our very first conversation, we’re committed to developing the right partnership for your business. And, because we know that every company is different – each of our partnerships is too.

That’s why we have a range of different ways to work together. And, we’d love to help you come up with great fundraising ideas that relate to your business.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your support. We look forward to a successful working relationship with you.

Straight to the heart of the matter.

There is nobody else doing what we do in the UK. But each year it costs us over £250,000 to run our services.

Download our corporate fundraising brochure to find out how you can help us raise the money we desperately need

Why get your business involved?

Because we need you to!

  • Fundraising brings staff together, boosts morale and improves team spirit
  • Supporting The Somerville Foundation can be an effective way to promote Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Millions of people are affected by congenital heart defects in the UK. That’s a lot of potential customers, suppliers and employees
  • Research shows that 86% of consumers think better of a company that is seen to be making the world a better place*
  • Sponsoring The Somerville Foundation can help to boost your brand awareness and reach
  • If you donate to The Somerville Foundation, your gross donation is deductible from the total profits of your business when calculating Corporation Tax.

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

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*Business in the Community, The Ultimate Win-Win supported by Research International.

Get inspired!

At The Somerville Foundation, we need passionate, talented people to help us make a real difference to adults living with CHD.  And we are always on the lookout for enthusiastic volunteers who can organise events, take part in fundraising days, collect fundraising pots, and more!

CHECK OUT OUR FUNDRAISING PAGE FOR MORE INFO ON BECOMING A HEART HERO

How can your business help?

Make The Somerville Foundation your ‘Charity of the Year’

Get your workforce involved in fundraising activities, volunteering, events, challenges and more!

Encourage your employees to fundraise or volunteer

You could even
motivate staff by offering to match funds that they raise.

Set up Payroll Giving

Pennies from Heaven is a fantastic and easy way to raise charity funds by donating pennies from your payslip or company pension.

Become a sponsor

Sponsor a project or event to support us while gaining fantastic brand awareness for your company.

Attend an event  

Buy tickets for one of our fundraising events for an exceptional way to entertain customers and employees.

Exhibit

Show your products at one of our events

Introduce an optional £1 donation or round-up

Ask customers whether they would like to add an optional £1 to their bill, or whether they would like to round up to the nearest £1 to donate to The Somerville Foundation.

Make a tax-efficient gift

If you donate to The Somerville Foundation, your gross donation is deductible from the total profits of your business when calculating Corporation Tax.

Give a ‘Gift in Kind’

Giving doesn’t always mean cash. Donate a product we can use for an auction or raffle. Or, perhaps donate something we need such as printing services, materials, professional services and advice, or venue space.

Where your money goes.

Research that saves lives
A national support network
A wealth of help and advice
The UK’s first Congenital Heart Research Centre
Financial support
Campaigning for better services & support

In 2017, we were delighted to receive a donation of £6,000 from Suffolk Freemasons. The Freemasons were interested to hear about the work we do to support congenital heart patients and in particular about grant-funded Coaguchek machines. The £6,000 they donated will help to give grants to patients who need to check their INR levels at home, for a coaguchek machine from Roche Diagnostics.

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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