There are loads of different ways that you can fundraise for Little Hearts Matter. We have some ideas below but don’t let them stifle your creativity. If you have an idea, let us know and we’ll help you bring it to life!

Dress down

Dress Down Days are great fundraisers for schools and offices. Not only does everyone get to wear their own clothes but you’ll be raising money for a great cause.

If you’re looking for a Dress Down Day with a difference, why not take part in the Half Dress Down Day? It’s like a normal Dress Down Day, but by half! There are so many ways that you can get involved from dressing in half your pyjamas and half school/work uniform, wearing half your hair in a neat bun and the other half in a wacky hairstyle, applying half a face of makeup or by simply dressing half smart and half casual. The choices are endless, just make sure you have a great day and raise lots of awareness and money for children with half a heart!

Half Dress Down Day fundraising pack

Sponsored challenges

Many people like to fundraise by being sponsored to complete a challenge of some kind. Often these are runs but there are walks, cycle rides, obstacle courses that you can get involved in too. Check out our events page for more information. There are also other less physical challenges you could undertake, such as a sponsored silence or wearing some silly clothes for a weekend!

LHM Sponsor Form

Big Hearted Bake

Cake sales are quite simple to put together and are great whether you work in an office or school. Remember to get in contact if you’d like any balloons or some of our merchandise to sell!

Big Hearted Bake Pack

Social events

Fundraising provides a great chance to get some friends together and have fun. From putting on a concert to having a Games Night In there are lots of great events you can plan. Let us know what event you’re holding and how we can support it.


LHM Merchandise

We have some brilliant wristbands and pin badges that you can sell to raise money for LHM. Just let us know what you’d like to sell and we’ll send you everything you need.

Contact us here


Recycling is a really easy way to fundraise for LHM and can help you get rid of some unwanted items. We recycle stamps, ink cartridges and jewellery.

Recycling information

Whatever event you are planning, online fundraising is a simple and easy way to collect sponsorship or donations online. You can explain all about your challenge and make a great personal fundraising page.


Some of the benefits of using online fundraising are:

  • An online fundraising page allows you to tell your story about why you are fundraising for Little Hearts Matter.
  • You can customise your page with pictures so it is your personal fundraising page rather than a generic sponsor form.
  • You can use your fundraising page to link directly to our website so those who are donating to you can see what their sponsorship will enable us to do.
  • The ability to include videos that explain more about the challenges faced by children with half a heart.
  • Anyone can easily donate to your page and you don’t have to worry about collecting sponsorship as it is sent straight to us.

We are signed up with both Virgin Money Giving and JustGiving and both offer a great service. If you have any questions about online fundraising, get in touch: we’d love to support your fundraising efforts.

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    One of our wonderful members Daniela shares her feelings of when she first learnt that her son had only half a heart...

    "It was one of the most difficult and uncertain times in our lives but it was also helpful knowing that others could understand what we were going through and that we had prepared ourselves and done everything we needed to do to understand what was going to happen to Oscar in surgery."

    “We are forever grateful for LHM for everything they have assisted us with, for what they have informed us about, and for the ongoing support we receive. We really couldn’t do this journey without the charity.”

    A huge thank you to Daniela for sharing your half-a-heart journey with us, we'd love for you to read the full story here:

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    “We are all delighted and grateful for the Health Games donation to Little Hearts Matter. To have won the vote over three other amazingly deserving charities is truly fantastic, and humbling news for everyone here at Little Hearts Matter. The money we received will genuinely change the lives of the children with half a heart and their families."

    Thanks again to The Health Lottery for your generous donation to Little Hearts Matter and for helping to support our families. You can read Daily Mirror's coverage here

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