Charity Administrative Assistant - Ipswich

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly organised individual to join our small team. The ideal applicant will have at least two years administrative experience. View the requirements of the role and how to apply here.

The Somerville COVID Hardship Fund

This fund has been set up in response to the current Covid-19 pandemic whether regarding work, lack of income related to Covid-19, ill-health due to the virus etc and, as such, is limited to being able to help CHD patients affected by the pandemic. We…

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…

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 was rushed to Birmingham Children’s…

(Champion) Congenital Heart Audit: Measuring Progress In Outcomes Nationally - Study information

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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…
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CHD - Isolating During a Global Pandemic: A personal approach

James Cobb shares with us his perspectives on and experiences of isolating during the global pandemic... The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly been a tragedy for society; families have lost loved ones and friends have lost great friends. I…

Chicane Internet Partnership

In 2019 we entered into a corporate partnership with Chicane Internet. We are really grateful to have their support, especially during the global pandemic. We spoke to Robert Kemp about why Chicane have chosen The Somerville Foundation as their…
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Mental Health Awareness Week 18 - 24 May 2020

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. This week think of an act of kindness you can reflect on or carry out. Share your thoughts and pictures with us. They don’t have to be big things, it can be as simple as sharing an inspirational…

Ask Fiona

Fiona Kennedy is a valuable member of our Board of Trustees - joining us almost 10 years ago! She proof-reads articles for GUCH News and is a massive help to staff with her wealth of healthcare knowledge and has kindly offered to answer any…

Let your voice be heard!

We Need Your VOICES! We need your VIDEOS! We need Your PICTURES! We need your WORDS! Be part of our new Hearts, Minds and COVID19 Campaign. Tell us in a voice clip or video how being part of The Somerville Foundation Community has helped…
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COVID 19 ACHD Webinar Q & A Panel Responses

On the 8th of April 2020 Professor Michael Gatzoulis facilitated a webinar on Covid-19 and ACHD with colleagues from the Lombardy region of Italy. Below are the answers to the questions that were posed to the panel. Question: What is my risk…
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VE Day 2020 - 75th Year Anniversary

VE Day 2020 takes place this Friday the 8th of May in the UK. This year, it will be on a Bank Holiday - a decision that was made specially to honour the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Due to the coronavirus restrictions most VE Day 75 events and…
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Robert's 26 Flights for 26 days

  Robert Kemp, Chicane Connect MD has decided to embark on 26 flights for 26 days in order to raise funds for The Somerville Foundation.  Chicane Connect has proudly supported The Somerville Foundation for many years. Robert…
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Take part in the 2.6 Challenge - Save Our Charity!

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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…
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Video message from our President & Founder, Professor Jane Somerville

Donate Now: https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/12760 #COVID19 #ACHD #Charity #Fundraising https://youtu.be/hCPmFrhEQvc
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Help to save your Charity - Join the 2.6 Challenge!

Help us to Save the UK’s Charities! The Covid-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on UK charities leading to an estimated loss of £4 billion for the sector. Charities, like the Somerville Foundation depend on income from fundraising…
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Join the 2.6 Challenge - It's gonna be Epic!

Help us to Save the UK’s Charities! The Covid-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on UK charities leading to an estimated loss of £4 billion for the sector. Charities, like the Somerville Foundation depend on income from fundraising…
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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…

We are Here to Help

We know that the vital support we offer is needed now more than ever, and we hope that with your help we can remain sustainable and available to help more adults with ACHD now and in the years to come. Together, we can beat this! Although…

Live Webinar - Covid 19 and Congenital Heart Disease

Date: Wednesday 8th April 2020 @ 2pm BST  streamed via Livemedia Professor Michael Gatzoulis will be facilitating a Webinar on Covid-19 and ACHD with colleagues from the Lombardy region of Italy.  They are kindly sharing their experience…

10 tips to protect your mental health in a time of coronavirus

 Authors: Dr Nicola Cogan, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, NHS Lanarkshire/Lecturer in Psychological Science and Health, University of Strathclyde & Dr Liza Morton, Counselling Psychologist, Teaching Fellow, University of Strathclyde In…

The Somerville Foundation - Covid-19 Appeal

  Dear Supporter  We trust that you are all taking care in the current climate and please be assured that we are working extremely hard to represent you, our patients, and your families at this difficult time. There has never…

Havercroft Have Heart

Havercroft Construction Ltd raised a fantastic £3,825.00 for The Somerville Foundation during the time they were in Ipswich. We spoke to Jon Patrick, Site Manager, about the Ipswich project and what’s next for Havercroft Construction… Tell…

Information and links on Coronavirus

Last Updated: Tuesday 17 March 2020 COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus. Please view our coronavirus page for more useful information and links. As there is no specific…

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© Copyright 2020 - The Somerville Foundation 2020. The Somerville Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales No. 1138088 and a registered charity in Scotland No. SC049673. The Somerville Foundation is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 07285409. Registered office at 7 Friars Courtyard, 30-32, Princes Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1RJ