Events Notice

All of our events adhere to Government COVID-19 guidelines. We trust you will all be safe for yourselves as well as others.  See our coronavirus page for more information.

We do have places in some public events such as the London Marathon and the Royal Parks Half marathon which will continue to follow the government guidelines.

 If you would like to hold an online event, please get in touch with our office team via email.

Current Events

Virgin Money London Marathon – Takes place 3 October 2021 in London – Run one of the world’s most coveted races and raise money for young people and adults born with a heart condition.  Read our original post here.

View our runner’s Fundraising pages here: Neil Hunting – Physical Event |  David Watters – Virtual Event

Royal Parks Half Marathon – Takes place 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, the Royal Parks Half is for everyone, regardless of your running experience.  View our runner’s Fundraising pages here:

Rob Hayes | Annie Hayes  |  Sebastian Hayes  | Hayley Driver  |  Charlotte Wint

Read our original post here.

Online Events

Current Online Events

  • Fortnightly Wellbeing Zoom with our  Wellbeing Counsellor
  • Regular Webinars with a panel of ACHD Specialists around the country and guest speakers

Previous Events

  • Growing Older Focus Group Zoom Sessions- 20 April 2021
  • Fortnightly Wellbeing Zoom with our  Wellbeing Counsellor
  • Regular Webinars with a panel of ACHD Specialists around the country and guest speakers
  • Craft club, Coffee club, Art clubs that are held regularly

Previous Events

  • 25 February 2021 – Covid-19 Concerns Webinar Part 2
  • 1 February 2021 – ACHD and pregnancy
  • 28 Jan 2021 – Covid-19 Concerns Webinar Part 1
  • 28 May 2020 @ 3 PM – Online Zoom Meeting – The SF Patients Group – Signup via private facebook group
  • 21 May 2020 @ 3 PM – Online Zoom Meeting – The SF Patients Group – Signup via private facebook group
  • 8 April 2020: Live Webinar – Covid 19 and Congenital Heart Disease

Past Events

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.

Do It Your Way 2021 – #CaptainTom100 – Remember the 2.6 challenge last year?  In recognition of the loss of income for charities, this year the organisers of the 2.6 challenge and Captain Tom’s family have got together to help other charities raise much needed funds over the weekend of 30th April-3rd May to mark what would have been his 101st Birthday. Read more here.

Previous Events 2020

(Virtual dates to be arranged) Annual Conference – 3 October 2020

(Cancelled for this year) Little Hearts Matter Open Day and AGM – Birmingham – 14 March 2020

(Cancelled for this year) Transition Information day: Moving to adult cardiology services – Guys – London 14 March 2020

(Postponed – to be re-arranged ASAP) An Evening of Soul with Andre Smith – Ipswich – 1 May 2020 – Link

(Cancelled for this year) Ipswich Music Day – 5 July 2020

(Cancelled for this year) Ipswich Maritime Festival – 22 – 23 August 2020

(New date) Royal Parks Half – 11 April 2021 (Running Event) – Link

(Cancelled – Obtaining refund) NightRider London – 6-7 June 2020 (Cycle Event) – Link

Let us inspire you.

Whether it’s a charity walk, a marathon or a quiz, our passionate team of supporters run events across the UK, with a fundraising challenge for everyone. But, if you can’t find anything that suits you, why not hold your own event and put the fun in fundraising?

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.

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.

Get your business involved!

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Hold your own event!

Each year, our amazing volunteers organise unique and inspiring fundraising events all over the country.

But, if you can’t find anything that suits you, why not hold your own event and put your idea of fun into fundraising?

If you need a little help with inspiration (and how to keep things legal and above board!) we’ve created a handy guide with lots of ideas and advice to get you started. We’ve also included some simple to follow instructions and a handy checklist.  DOWNLOAD HERE.

Whether you organise 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. You can even set up a fundraising page with Virgin Money or JustGiving.

Why organise or take part in 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!

Get in touch with us and tell us how you are fundraising for The Somerville Foundation and get a free fundraising pack.  FIND OUT MORE

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