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Support Hearts for Life and make a difference: Wear Red Day is back and we’ve never been more RED-dy!


Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF) are once again hoping to see a red wave across our region on February 5st to help support babies and children living with congenital heart disease (CHD).

On the first Friday in February join CHSF and wear something red to show support and raise awareness of congenital heart disease. Rock the red at home from your virtual office and keep the kids entertained with our RED fundraising activities – just make sure you spread the word and let everyone know why you’ll be wearing red in Feb! Your generosity can really mean the world to children and adults with congenital heart disease across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. Whatever you can give will make a huge difference.

Based at the Leeds Children’s Hospital, Children’s Heart Surgery Fund covers the regions of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. Around 450 babies, children and adults from these regions need open heart surgery every year. We aim to ensure these patients have the best possible care and to help their families in whatever way needed during their stay in hospital. Our work is overseen by a board of Trustees – made up of clinical staff, parents and business leaders.

Childrens-Heart-Surgery-FundWe raise money to help the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit at the General Infirmary provide superb care for its patients and their families, but our work doesn’t stop there. More than 40% of the patients who have an operation will need long-term care, and each year 17,500 babies, children and adults pass through the unit.

Working alongside the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit at Leeds General Infirmary, we are funded by generous donations from the general public, our corporate supporters and by the amazing efforts of our fundraisers. We’re only able to help because of your support, thank you.

YOU are the stars of our Wear Red Day video for 2021, which features a look back at every instance of our annual flagship fundraiser since it launched. Your donations from this event have made a huge difference to thousands of patients in our region born with heart disease – and their families.

But 1 in 100 babies are still being born with a heart defect. This is the first time we have run the event in lockdown, and we need your help more than ever to support Hearts for life.

Can you, your child’s school or your workplace help raise vital funds on Friday, February 5th? When you sign up to take part in Wear Red Day, you will receive your FREE fundraising pack – full of ideas and resources to make sure your celebrations go off with a bang! Get started by registering below Thank You. #WearRedDay #BecauseofYou ❤


Our vision is to support hearts for life and our mission is to support the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit in becoming a world class centre of excellence – by providing the funding and resources needed to care for a patient’s heart, mind, family and future.

SPREAD THE WORD: Share what you get up to on the day on social media, using the hashtag #WearRedDay on posts – maybe we can all get it trending on Friday?

And share the text code: Text CHSFWRD (plus any £amount up to 20) to 70085. For instance, texting CHSFWRD 3 to 70085 would give £3.

Need a video call background? We’ve got you covered. We also have a range of downloadable resources to help raise money:
Bingo or Quiz
Red Sweepstake
DIY Photo Booth and much more!

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we’ve been able to approve funding for projects totalling millions of pounds in recent years. From funding cutting edge equipment to paying for the fish tank on the ward, we’re always on the lookout for ways we can help improve the lives of our heart patients

THANK YOU #WearRedDay ❤

Source Children’s Heart Surgery Fund