Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF) are once again hoping to see a red wave across our region on February 4st 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 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 February!
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. This year we celebrate Wear Red Day’s 10th birthday! Since the first event in 2012, together we’ve raised over £335,000 to help support the heart, mind, family and future of congenital heart disease patients in Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and The Humber.
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.
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.
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.
Evie is just one of the thousands living with congenital heart disease in our region. Evie’s mummy Chelsea kindly told us all about their family’s story so far and why they’ll be wearing red this February for #WearRedDay …https://t.co/KKL6TALFwo https://t.co/sHgx9Tpilg
— Children's Heart Surgery Fund (@CHSurgeryFund) January 8, 2022
Can you, your child’s school or your workplace help raise vital funds on Friday, February 4th? 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 www.chsf.org.uk 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.
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?
HOW DO I TAKE PART?
It’s easy – just register at www.chsf.org.uk, wear something red on Friday 4th February and raise money and awareness. When you sign up to take part you will receive a FREE fundraising pack full of lots of different ways you can have fun on the day and raise even more money for our heart warriors and families!
Want to keep socially distant? Our pack also features loads of ideas for having fun and fundraising VIRTUALLY. Sign up now: www.chsf.org.uk
SORRY, I’M BUSY ON FRI 4TH FEB!
If you can’t take part on the day, we encourage you to celebrate Wear Red Day whenever and however you can! The most important part is please make a donation and help us to keep saving lives. 1 in 100 babies are born with a heart defect and your money will make a huge difference to the 17,000+ babies, children and adults living with CHD in our region.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we’ve been able to approve funding for projects totalling millions of pounds in recent years. Rock the Red on Friday 4th February to help us raise vital awareness of congenital heart disease in our region and much-needed funds for local heart warriors and their families:
- Your own Facebook Fundraiser: facebook.com/fund/ChildrensHeartSurgeryFund
- Facebook: facebook.com/ChildrensHeartSurgeryFund
- Twitter: twitter.com/CHSurgeryFund
- CHSF website: chsf.org.uk
- JustGiving: www.justgiving.com/chsf
- Cheques to: Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, Suite D17, Joseph’s Well, Hanover Walk, Leeds, LS3 1AB
THANK YOU #WearRedDay ❤️