Since last February’s Big Hearted Fundraising, up to 500 families in the UK will have received a diagnosis of a single ventricle heart condition.
Little Hearts Matter continues to see a growing demand for its support services and as a self-funded charity we need your help to ensure that we are here when needed most in 2023.
What: Big Hearted Friday.
When: Friday 10th February 2023.
Where: At home, at playgroup, in school or at work.
Who: You, your little one and your family’s army of supporters.
Why: To raise awareness of what it means to live with half a heart, allow others to show their support and help empower your loved one living with a single ventricle heart.
How: Request your fundraising pack by emailing us here.
In the last year, LHM has welcomed hundreds new families to receive its specialised support and bring people together. The first ever comic was created for young members aged 7-10, to develop their understanding of their condition, and the Youth Hub app was launched to provide teenagers with a safe space to find community.
How to get involved
Wear Red and Blue
Ditch the school uniform and wear red and blue to show your support for children who are born with a single ventricle condition. We suggest a £1 donation to take part.
Big Hearted Bake
Bake and sell heart shaped goodies this Big Hearted Friday. Why not add a competitive side to your baking and hold a Big Hearted Bake Off?
Big Hearted Games
Make Big Hearted Friday fun with some games. Get different classes to set up a game each e.g. guess how many sweets in the jar.
Big Hearted Raffle
Hosting a raffle is a fun and simple way to raise funds! Ask parents to donate a raffle prize (or members of staff) and sell tickets on the day
Big Hearted Craft
Get creative this Big Hearted Friday! Ask students to create some handmade hearts of all shapes and sizes then set up a stall to sell their wares
How to collect your funds
When requesting your fundraising pack, simply ask a member of the team to receive a collection pot
You can set up your school’s fundraising page by clicking here.
After setting up your JustGiving page, simply add ‘/qrcode’ to the end of your fundraising page’s web address to download your QR code.
You can make a donation to #BigHeartedFriday by texting:
FRIDAY 3, FRIDAY 5 or FRIDAY 10 to 70470 to donate £3, £5 or £10 to Little Hearts Matter*
*Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message.