Leave a lasting legacy.

Help us heal broken hearts even after you are gone.

Including a gift to The Somerville Foundation will transform lives.

Gifts in wills are vital to our work. You don’t have to be wealthy to leave a gift in your will. Small or large, it doesn’t matter. Every gift makes a difference.

By leaving a gift in your will, you will be helping The Somerville Foundation to continue their services for young people and adults born with heart conditions. Think of it as a wonderful legacy, a special way to help continue their work and reach future generations of adults who were born with heart disease. Whistle there is no obligation to leave something to us in your will, but by doing so will make a great difference!

Our Will Partner

We all know the importance of writing a will, which is why we have partnered up with Kwil to give you the opportunity to write your will online for free and in as little as 30 minutes. To create your will, visit our partner page on the Kwil website to find out more and create your will.

*This information is for general purposes and is not intended to constitute or replace professional legal advice. Updated 6 September 2021.

How to include us in your will…

Why leave a gift to The Somerville Foundation?

Because we need you to!

  • The income we have already received from gifts in wills has enabled us to continue our work. A gift in your will could help us do the same
  • A gift could help us to improve support for people with congenital heart disease
  • A gift means you are giving something back to the heart community
  • A gift in your will to a registered charity like The Somerville Foundation is exempt from Inheritance Tax (40%). This could reduce the tax burden on your estate.

Your contribution – large or small – makes an incredible difference to people’s lives.

To create your FREE will, visit our partner page on the Kwil website to find out more and create your will.

Donate in memory

Create a personal tribute page in memory of a loved one that friends and family can donate to. If you don’t want to create a tribute page, you can still make a donation to The Somerville Foundation in their memory. Get in touch with us to set up your page. 

Leave a message on our Heart Wall

Our Heart Wall of Reflection is a place to leave a message for a loved one who may need some encouragement or for those who have lost their battles. Submit a message here.

Other ways to help.

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Where your money goes.

  • Research that saves lives
  • A national support network
  • A wealth of help & advice
  • The uk’s first congenital heart research centre
  • Financial support for patients
  • Campaigning for better services & support

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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