Donating to charity in memory of someone you love is a very special way of remembering them.

There are several ways that you can fundraise in memory and we have listed a few ideas below. Fundraising in memory is a very personal thing to do so if you would like our help with an idea that you have or there is anything we can do to support you, please let us know. If you have any questions or there is anything we can help with, please contact us.
However you choose to donate, you will be supporting families through every step of their half a heart journey.

Funeral collection

To remember your loved one at the funeral you could ask for donations in lieu of flowers. Many funeral directors can collect donations for you and forward them to your chosen charity so you have something less to worry about.

If you decide to send the donations to us yourself, please include a note with them so we can thank you. If you would prefer to transfer the money directly into our bank account, please contact us for our bank details.

In memory donation page

Another way to collect in memoriam donations is to set up an in memory page online. Using Virgin Money Giving you can create a personal page that you can invite friends and family to donate to. All money donated is sent directly to us so you don’t have to worry about sending it to us. Once your fundraising has finished we will send you a thank-you letter so you can be confident your fundraising has been used to help families in need.

Personal donation

You could also choose to remember someone by making a personal donation. This can be either a single donation or a regular contribution. To make a donation please visit our Make a Donation page. If you would like us to contact the next of kin of the person you are remembering, tell us their details and we will write them a letter.

Lights of Love

Every year at Christmas we offer the parents and families of children with only half a heart the opportunity to remember their special children by lighting a light on our tree of memory and leaving a dedication. The lights can be lit both in memory and in celebration of a life.

In memory fundraising

Many people choose to undertake a personal challenge in memory of someone. From walks to skydives and bake sales to marathons there are lots of ideas of different activities you can do in memory in our fundraising section. If you are planning your own event either let us know or fill out our fundraising form; we’re happy to help you in any way we can.

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    The Youth Zone is our dedicated support network for young adults aged 11 to 17 living with a single ventricle heart condition. During lock-down, we have been working hard to keep our youth members supported and connected with each other.

    We just wanted to shine some light on this awesome bunch, as they have come so far and achieved so much during the Covid Crisis. One of our highlights being this video, a 26 minute exercise challenge via Zoom, all in support of LHM for the 2.6 challenge. They smashed the routine and raised over £500 for us! Thank you.

    The group keeps in touch through regular Netflix parties and lots of healthy discussion on the private message forums, as well as having access to 1-1 support provided by LHM whenever they need it.

    None of this would be possible without our youth leader Lexie and our awesome youth mentors, please can we all thank them for the incredible work they have been doing for these brave young people throughout this crisis.

    Visit the youth zone here lhm.org.uk/youth-zone/
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    Open Heart Surgery during Lock-down | LHM parent member Rose shares some uplifting words for us.

    "We were very apprehensive about this surgery as the last one he had was a very long recovery. He literally has made so many people proud, Naayt had his open heart surgery on the 11th June and was discharged 11 days later... home! yes, home!"

    "I couldn't believe it either. You will be so amazed at how pink they are after this surgery and its so lovely to see. The only thing that stops them is the drains which he had 1 left in literally 3 days before discharge and his inr being in range which happened on the day he was allowed home."

    "These kids are so amazing and I am so amazed at how fast they can recover and get through these operations."

    Half a Heart, Not Half a Life x
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