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 and we will more than happy to let you know.



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.


(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

Richard Pate School- wear red day

The Richard Pate School had a ‘wear red day’ last Friday for Heart Heroes. All staff and children took part and families donated 

One teacher said..
‘It was a chance to bring all children together; whether they were being taught in school as key worker children or learning remotely from home. All children and staff wore red for the day – celebrating heart month and supporting Heart Heroes.
It was lovely to see a ‘sea of red’ whether it was across zoom registrations or in the classrooms.
Staff also put together the fun video to raise awareness of Heart Month and keeping our hearts healthy ❤️

A staggering £1260.57 was raised.

 A huge thank you to everyone who took part

Eye Candy-Love Hearts Collection

Eye Candy
Love -Hearts Collection

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Eye Candy

Eye Candy is a series from artist Renée Melo which is a visual exploration into our love for sweets, in particular the mix of senses of how their colours can immediately transport you to flavours, memories and feelings. It’s a study into objects of mass culture and nothing brings more excitement to a child or adult than seeing a familiar sweet in front of them. Because she uses real sweets the artwork can change over time, which is why each sweet in this series is paired with a Pantone chip that has been meticulously matched to lock the original colour in time.

This Love Hearts collection uses the world famous Swizzles Love Hearts. A sweet that has been in production since 1928 featuring over 100 messages and comes in 6 different flavours. Like all of Renée’s work the messages add an extra layer of playfulness creating unique combinations to tell individual stories.

Renée believes art is the perfect vehicle to raise awareness and spread good in the world, that’s why each series supports a different charity and cause. Eye candy Love Hearts has teamed up with Heart Heroes. Where every item sold will help towards their cause, culminating in a silent auction of an artwork called “Super Heart” where 100% of the profits will go to children and their families living with Heart Conditions which is in the spot light as its National Heart Awareness month. 

The perfect Valentines day gift that keeps on giving. 

Movement for good!

Just five days left until nominations close for the first draw in Ecclesiastical’s 12 days of giving – and your nomination could be the one that helps us win. £1,000 could make a real difference to the work we do supporting children living with Heart conditions and their families.  Click ‘nominate now’ on the website and enter our details. Thanks for your support! 

The more nominations we get, the greater our chance of winning, so please spread the word.