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At The Somerville Foundation, every penny we raise helps to support adult congenital heart patients. So, when you collect money for us, you’ll help fund research and services that save and improve lives.

Whether it’s jumping out of a plane, baking a cake, taking part in a sober-a-thon, or running 10k, there are lots of ways you can help us to heal broken hearts.

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Why fundraise?

Because we need you to!

  • Fundraising gets you out and about, meeting new people and taking part in your local community
  • Fundraising is a great way to have fun and make friends
  • Through fundraising you can make a valued contribution to The Somerville Foundation
  • It can be easy to fundraise if you keep it really simple.
  • There’s an approach to suit every lifestyle and schedule.
Your contribution – large or small – makes an incredible difference to people’s lives.

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From raising money to raising awareness, your business can help people born with heart conditions live long, full and happy lives.

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Pay in funds raised.

Thank you very much for fundraising for us.

If you have set up an online fundraising page with Virgin Money or JustGiving you don’t need to do anything. The money donated will be sent directly to us. Otherwise, you can pay in the funds you have raised by post or by phone.

By post

Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Somerville Foundation’ and sent with your sponsorship forms to:  


The Somerville Foundation
Saracen’s House
25 St Margaret’s Green
Ipswich
IP4 2BN

By phone

Using your debit or credit card, you can pay in your sponsorship money over the phone. Someone will be available to take your call Monday – Friday 9.00am to 3.00pm.

Call us on: 01473 252007


Don’t forget to send us your sponsorship forms if you make a payment over the phone.

Boost your fundraising with Gift Aid

If your supporters are UK taxpayers, they can Gift Aid their donations. By adding Gift Aid, The Somerville Foundation can claim 25p for every £1 given from HMRC. This means a £10 donation is worth £12.50 to us and it doesn’t cost you or your supporters a penny. Please ask your supporters to tick the Gift Aid box on the sponsorship form and provide their full name and address so that we can claim successfully.

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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