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Virtual Superhero Walk: Support Hearts For Life And Make A Difference


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!

Superheroes assemble! Grab your capes and join our 1km Virtual Superhero Walk. Suitable for all the family, to raise money to support hearts for life. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s Superhero Walk will take place virtually on Sunday 30th August. We want you to join #TeamCHSF and pledge to journey 1K in your local area (fancy dress strongly encouraged!)

How will it work?

  • Be ready at your chosen start line at 11am on Sunday 30th August
  • Run, walk, cycle, scooter, walk the dog to complete the 1km distance…or you can go further if you like!
  • Share your #SuperheroSquad photos at the end with the rest of #TeamCHSF

SuperheroBased 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.

We 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.

Superhero WalkChildren’s Heart Surgery Fund Virtual Superhero Walk: Support hearts for life and make a difference. Take part for free:

  • Unlike other races, there’s no entry fee for our Superhero Walk and there’s no need to set up your own fundraiser either!
  • We already have a Superhero Walk JustGiving page for you to share with friends and family to gather some sponsorship.
  • Everyone taking part will share and donate to the same page to make this year’s Superhero Walk just as amazing as previous years and raise funds to support hearts for life!

Get the whole family involved!

Assemble your avengers and get the whole household caped up. Why not keep socially distant and invite grandparents, aunties and uncles to join in? Meet another family and walk together? You could even have a super celebration waiting for when you finish. Make a superhero playlist, bake, plan some party games!

Whatever you decide, know that you are not alone! Every member of #TeamCHSF will join forces to smash their Superhero Walk at exactly the same time. Sign up to receive your ‘Make a Superhero Mask’ activity pack and unique race numbers for the day!

Don’t forget Fido!

Some of the most special superheroes have a trusty canine friend and there are plenty of powerful pooches throughout history to make sure your favourite doggy can get involved with the day too! 10 greatest superhero dogs

CHSF Virtual Superhero WalkDo it for the real superheroes…

We received over £6,000 from our amazing heart families taking part in the 2019 Superhero Walk. With so many events either postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19, CHSF have lost a significant portion of income overnight.

It is only with your help, by taking part in events such as this Virtual Superhero Walk, that we can secure enough funds to keep being there for our heart patients and their families. Please sign up today and ensure we can continue supporting hearts for life.

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.

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

So at 11am on Sunday 30th August, #TeamCHSF will depart from their chosen starting lines to take on at least 1km in their local area. We will run, walk, cycle, scooter, walk the dog to complete the distance (all whilst dressed in their best superhero attire!)

It is only with your help and sponsorship, and the incredible individuals taking part in events such as this, that we can secure enough funds to keep being there for our heart patients and their families

Sign up for the CHSF Virtual Superhero Walk


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

Source Children’s Heart Surgery Fund