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!

Will writing whilst supporting Heart Heroes

It’s always lovely to receive a surprise donation in the post and support from a new supporter. Thank you Redlake Financial & Legal Services

A kind donation form Jason & Rachel who said… 

‘Phil and the team have been fantastic at creating our Wills. I had absolutely no idea that making a Will was so complicated. Phil explained everything so I completely understood and we have now put policies in place so our children are cared for. Nothing was a problem and we had a lot of laughs along the way!

Thanks Phil and the team’.

Redlake offer will services for free but ask their clients to donate to one of their chosen charities #will #willpower #WillWriting #donations #supportlocal

https://redlakefs.co.uk

Giving Post-Pandemic

According to research commissioned by the Covid-19 Support Fund earlier this year, about 2.2 million people who are regular givers to various charities intended to, or already had, cut back the amount they donate. Alongside this, lots of people shifted the focus of their donations, understandably, to help the numerous initiatives that arose as a result of the pandemic – charities up and down the country have seen falls in donations, and are struggling to provide the usual services: the CEO of New Routes said in an interview  “over the past few months we have definitely noticed a reduction in the number of ad-hoc donations compared to previous years, which can really add up for a small charity like ours”.

However, the work of charities cannot be allowed to stop, and their necessity is more prominent now than ever: in the case of Heart Heroes, a lot of the work done is about supporting families who have a child with a congenital heart disease through the difficult process involved in treating it and adjusting to a life that is imposed upon by serious challenges – this is done through individual counselling, care packages, support groups, and lots more. As you can imagine, over the course of the pandemic, ‘less-urgent’ healthcare has been pushed to the side, and families are of course struggling more than before in arranging all the convoluted appointments and medicines. Furthermore, the time spent at home only adds to this – it is very easy for families to feel all alone in their battle, and that they have nowhere to turn.

This is of course where Heart Heroes steps in, but this is only possible through sustained donations to our incredibly important cause. Support sessions enable families to connect and bond with those facing similar problems, and provide affected children the opportunity to play and interact with other people their age in the same situation, with the same limitations – it can be very frustrating for small children to not be able to take part in all the activities their peers do, so being able to participate fully in activities and make friends is hugely important. Thus, we plead that our supporters continue doing just that, and spread word about the fundraising events and worthy efforts that we make to take some of the strain off these families.

Alongside this, we appeal especially to businesses (particularly local to the South-West and South Wales, where we can make a distinct impact on local communities) to support us through means like choosing us as the benefactor of philanthropic corporate social responsibility. We welcome help like this in lots of ways, but the most obvious is selecting Heart Heroes as the charity at the focus of fundraising days – this could be a cake sale, a casual-dress day, absolutely anything. Every donation, big or small, pushes Heart Heroes to be able to help more families in more ways, and provide that vital place to turn.

If you have any questions about the logistics of this, or want to know how you or your business could help us in more detail, please email email@heartheroes.co.uk and we will more than happy to let you know.

 

Heart Heroes SUPER RAFFLE

A GARDEN CABIN painted, delivered with local installation where possible. Use as a summer house, kids play house or simply for storage. CHOICE OF TWO SIZES!!!

7ftx5ft RRP £1,234.00*

8ftx6ft RRP £1,377.00*

*The RRP above includes painted finish, delivery, installation in any GL postcode

The prize will include painting the building in a colour of the winner’s choice from the Cuprinol Garden Shades range (if desired, or we can obviously leave it as plain wood finish if preferred), plus delivery and installation in any GL postcode.

FREE DELIVERY OUTSIDE OF THE GL POSTCODE

(Every ticket sold enters a Heart Family into a seperate raffle for a chance to win their own cabin) WIN! WIN!

 
Prize 1

Heart Heroes SUPER Garden Building Raffle

Fords Sheds & Garden Buildings, Gloucester

With our expert knowledge, fine workmanship and quality products, we pride ourselves on our excellent reputation for providing a first class service that is second to none.
We offer a wide range of garden buildings that will enhance the beauty of your garden whilst creating extra storage or living space, from Garden Sheds, Garden Rooms and Summerhouses to Workshops, Garages and Log Stores.

Whether you require somewhere to store your garden tools, a cosy seating area or a home office or hobby room, we can design and build the perfect garden building solution for you at a competitive price.

Customer satisfaction is our top priority and with our bespoke design service we work closely with you to create a shed or garden building to meet your specific requirements.

Fords Sheds can carry out all necessary groundworks to prepare a base for your building if required and we offer additional customising options such as guttering, insulation or connection to electrical supply. THIS WILL BE AT A COST TO THE WINNER

Fords is the name you can trust for garden buildings that will delight you for years to come.

Delivery / Collection

UK delivery included

Collection available from Gloucester

 
Raffle Ends
Tuesday, 29th June 2021 at 10:45

or when the last ticket is sold (whichever sooner)

 
Raffall Guarantee

If the host fails to provide a prize, the winners will receive a share of the compensation amounting to 75% of all ticket sales.

All compensation payments are guaranteed and paid directly by Raffall Limited.

 
 
 
 
 

Amazon smile

Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select Heart Heroes as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. Amazon will donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.

How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programmes & Features
3. Select Heart Heroes as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app