2019 sees Little Hearts Matter celebrate 25 years of supporting families on every step of the half a heart journey.

We want you to help us celebrate in style by taking a place in two of the UK’s leading challenge events – the London to Brighton cycle and the Great North Run.

We have 25 places (one for every year of LHM of course!) in the London to Brighton cycle and 15 places in the Great North Run, so we’re looking to you, our super supporters, to form an amazing army of participants on both 8th September (Great North Run) and 15th September (London to Brighton) to take on the challenge and raise funds to help LHM continue to help children with half a heart.

To express your interest in taking on either of these events and taking one of the 25 places, please click below to find out more.

Great North Run

Date:

Sunday 8th September 2019

Location:

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just starting out, the Great North Run is a fantastic challenge to set yourself knowing that every single step you take will make a difference for children with half a working heart.

Starting in Newcastle, you’ll run through Gateshead (watch out for the Red Arrows flying overhead!), and then past thousands of supporters as you enter South Shields before having a beautiful view of the sea as you undertake your final charge to the finish line.

Please click here to find out more: Great North Run.

London to Brighton

Date:

Sunday 15th September 2019

Location:

London/ Brighton

Are you ready to take on a new challenge for Little Hearts Matter? To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we have 25 places in our London to Brighton cycle team! Starting in Clapham Common, this 55 mile cycle route ends in the lovely seaside town of Brighton.

Please click here to find out more: London to Brighton.

Questions?

If you’ve got any questions or just want to have a chat more about this, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0121 455 8982 or email [email protected]

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    Nominations are open for our next Brave Hearts Awards 🏅

    We know that a lot of our young people miss out on awards and trips at school and we feel that they, like every young person should be rewarded for what they learn and how they develop 🙌

    If you know of a young person with a single ventricle heart aged between 8-17 that has achieved and grown, take a look at our list of awards on www.lhm.org.uk/youth-zone/lhm-brave-heart-awards/ 👈

    Nominations will close at the end of January 2020 📅
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    👋 Meet Archie, he is 7 years old and was born with Tricuspid Atresia (TA) a rare congenital heart condition. Archie had his Fontan procedure in September at the University Hospital Southampton, Ocean Ward. The aim of the Fontan procedure is to give a child as much energy as having only half a pumping heart will allow. If surgery has gone to plan the children will gradually recover from the operation and go on to gain far more energy than they had before. He had a longer stay than anticipated, due to a number of complications, but was discharged in October.

    ❤️ “The staff, nurses, doctors, consultants and surgeon were utterly wonderful and we can’t thank them enough. However, it was a consultant anaesthetist, Dr Andy Curry, who stood out in Archie’s mind. His bedside manner, and the relationship of trust that he managed to build up with our very anxious little boy, was astounding to watch. So, on ‘Dress as your Hero Day’ at school, Archie wanted to dress as his hero…”I want to dress as Dr Andy because he helped save my life and he’s my friend”…gulp” – Archie’s mum Charlene.

    😻 We have been blown away by this story. A month after coming home from hospital and Archie is raising a smile, dressing up as his hero and on his way to school. This is one strong boy, as are all of the children in the LHM family.

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