You’re at the heart of our community.

Together, we are a force to be reckoned with. We campaign, fundraise, volunteer and research. We offer a specialist service supporting patients’ mental health needs and have a network of regional workers on-hand.

We also help you to connect socially; to help you learn about your condition and the issues affecting your lifestyle. So you can take a more active role in defining your life journey.

But sometimes, you just want to talk to someone who cares. So, as well as doing everything we can to make lives better for adults living with a congenital heart condition, we’re also here to talk about day-to-day stuff.

Whether you engage with our community every day, or just the once, you know we are here. Just in case you need us.

Because your life is about more than just your medical history.

See the hospitals recognised by The Somerville Foundation for the specialist treatment of adult congenital heart defect patients.

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How can you help us?


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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