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Increase Sales by Supporting Heart Heroes 

DYK: Items that benefit charity may sell faster, even at a premium price? Donate 10% or more and your item will feature an attention-grabbing charity ribbon—it may even be listed in the Charity Shop. Plus, you reduce your seller fees and enjoy tax savings.

Heart Week 2022

All sewn up Wales

The Task


Create a heart themed square of fabric using any fabric and technique including sewing, painting, writing, printing, crochet, knitting or any other method that you fancy!  Every square completed and donated back to the project, will be sewn together to create a handful of hangings ready for Heart Week in February 2022.  Full details are in the Heart Fundraiser Kit re dimensions along with templates, ideas and stitching guides.

Depending on how many completed squares are donated, I plan to donate some hangings to the Cardiac Ward in Bristol Children’s Hospital, Paul’s House (free accommodation across the
road from the hospital), my local community where Morgan lives, amongst other places.  I will also look at auctioning/raffling hangings to raise extra funds if I get enough donated.

 

You can: –

* Download the PDF Kit for £5

* Buy a full kit for £15 with everything you need.

* Buy a group kit for £35

The majority of each kit will go to 3 amazing charities.

Heart Heroes

Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal

Tiny Tickers “The Tiny Hearts Charity”

Buy your kits and find out all about it here: –

https://www.allsewnupwales.co.uk/product/2022-heart-fundraiser-kit/?fbclid=IwAR1555BX7liapd83qZg4M_ILGxGgbZSitfIRWa6O6Otx5GBJiAPiFER88xw

New year, new challenge?

Getting active doesn’t just mean hitting the gym, Heart Heroes is looking for volunteers across the South West and Wales to help up with our fundraising efforts. We’re a super-friendly bunch and our mission is to create exciting experiences and lasting memories for children suffering from congenital heart disease. So if you’d like to help us run events and organise fun activities like llama walking and drumming classes for our young Heart Heroes, we’d love to hear from you! 

We have Heart Heroes Hubs located in South Wales, Bristol, Gloucester, Hertfordshire, Oxford, Cornwall/Devon and Worcester – so wherever you live in the South West, we can hook you up with one of our friendly and enthusiastic teams! Contact us on email@heartheoroes.co.uk to find out more.

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Heart Heroes – a Member of the Fundraising Regulator:

We are excited to share the news that we are now a member of the UK Fundraising Regulator! This is a big moment for the charity, and it means that we can now say that we are registered with them. Hopefully, this will inspire greater confidence from future generous donors who aren’t yet familiar with us, because it enables them to verify that we are indeed who we say we are, and our work actually occurs.

The organisation’s ‘Code of Fundraising Practice’ (the code) is a set of rules that they ensure we abide by, and aim to promote consistent and high-quality fundraising, provide a platform for complaints, provide a benchmark upon which we can compare out various training and monitoring policies, develop a culture of openness between the public and charities, and much more. The result of this is that it helps the charity to function better, and to prove that we are doing so.

Currently, we are working on a number of exciting projects, including developing an App and expanding the reach of our hubs, and through these we aspire to develop the services that we provide in supporting children and their families who are struggling with heart conditions. The success of this, however, is entirely reliant on donations from the public – in light of our new membership, we hope that this will enable us to be the benefactor of more charity events in workplaces and schools. If you like our work, and you think you could help us in this way, please get in touch at email@heartheroes.co.uk to find out more.

Furthermore, our new approval from the organisation may now mean that you can use us to fill any volunteering criteria you might have with your workplace or school, so please check this! A huge part of what we do is through events, and we run both fundraising events, and those to do with support – ways to bring families and their affected children together for a bit of fun in a relaxed environment that enables them to connect and share advice with people who understand what they’re going through, and provide activities that these children do not have to sit out of. We have events in a range of locations (including online), and at a range of times – there will almost definitely be something for you.

If you know anybody that might like to hear about this, please don’t forget to send them this blog!

APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS

At Heart Heroes, we aim to support children and their families who have to live with congenital heart diseases, and the arduous journey that accompanies them. From lengthy and complex treatment and counselling programs with health specialists, to not being able to fully participate in the usual events a child would, the process is never easy, and those affected need all the help they can get.

This is where our charity comes in, and a huge part of what we do is through events, and these really take two forms. The first of these are fundraisers: in the past we have done lockdown quizzes with prizes, ‘Race at Your Pace’ (where participants ran, walked or cycled the distance from our Gloucester hub to Bristol Children’s Hospital), a Family Fortunes Gameshow, and even a Roaring 20’s Ball – a large event that included music, entertainment, raffles, and more. The second type of events encompasses all those to do with support – ways to bring families and their affected children together for a bit of fun in a relaxed environment that enables them to connect and share advice with people who understand what they’re going through, and, most importantly, provide activities that these children do not have to sit out of. In the past, we have done science and art workshops, as well as just regular monthly meet-ups.

Our events in the past have been hugely successful, as determined by the funds raised, and the feedback we get from the families we support, but we desperately need volunteers in order to make these benefits a reality, and to continue with the work that we are doing. Any type of volunteering at any event helps as massively, even just one hour as a one-off will make a difference! It is in light of these factors that we plead that you consider giving up some of your time to help these children and their families. If you are in a business, perhaps your volunteering release could be with us – we are now a member of the Fundraising Regulator, and so you can fulfil any requirements in this way.

We have events in a range of locations (including online), and at a range of times – there will almost definitely be something for you. To find out more about how you can help, email ‘email@heartheroes.co.uk’, and if you would like to register your interest, please follow the steps at: Volunteer With Heart Heroes – Heart Heroes to let us know when you are free and what you could help with.

The Heart Heroes APP

Heart defects are among the most common congenital anomalies in the UK, and estimates suggest that 1 to 2 percent of the total population could be affected. Heart Heroes works closely with the Bristol Children’s Hospital Cardiac team and The CHD Network Southwest to provide both physical and emotional support to children and their families who are living with these conditions.  

Our future ambitions are to expand the reach and impact of the charity, creating Heart Heroes Hubs across the UK, as well as developing a mobile App – this is the part that we need help with. Currently, we are working on an App to support the children and their families whilst they are having medical procedures in and around hospitals: it aims to be a distraction app, removing attention from the often overwhelming and intimidating experiences that these children have in hospitals, and replacing it with games and rewards through the App. Furthermore, it will facilitate connections between the children’s parents and an entire support network of both health specialists and other affected families. Some of the specific planned details are listed below:

– Feature games such as tic-tac-toe, Tetris and word search challenge, allowing children to gain rewards and trophies for parents to have a coffee funded by Heart Heroes.

– Parent to Parent connect will allow families to connect whilst in hospital and when at home.

– Parent to Specialist will be an instant link/email to the correct consultant/ cardiac ward.

– Parent to emotional support will connect families to a hospital psychologist.

– 360 tours of the hospital to help aid reassurance and familiarity.

– Add-ons such as filters to turn consultants/doctors/nurses into characters to make the children’s hospital visit fun and less clinical, and alleviate some stress and worry.

However, funding the development of such an impactful App requires a lot of support, and we are excited to announce that we have just set up a Crowdfunding initiative at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/heart-heroes-app#start – any donations, big or small, make an enormous difference, and facilitate the help that we give to these children and their families.

Will Introduction & Referral Scheme for HEART HEROES

“We all know how important having a valid Will is these days. Redlake Estate Planning & Will Writing Service want to support Heart Heroes with their much needed fund raising. 

When you arrange your Will with Redlake they provide you with a Free Professionally written Will and all you have to do in return is make a small donation to the Heart Heroes Charity. Redlake will also send £50 to Heart Heroes and £25 to you once your Will has been completed as part of their referral scheme. It’s a great way to get your Will professionally completed and help Heart Heroes at the same time.” 

https://redlakefs.co.uk