Together, we hope to deliver mutually beneficial results with a lasting legacy.

At The Somerville Foundation, we aim to foster mutually-beneficial commercial partnerships and sponsorship opportunities.

For example, you could:

  • Sponsor a project. Project sponsorship is a unique and affordable way for you to make a difference to the lives of young people and adults born with a heart condition. From web management to volunteer training workshops, we have a number of projects for you to choose from and volunteers from your company could help with any of them
  • Sponsor an event. The Somerville Foundation holds a series of unique events which are available for sponsorship. This is a great way to support us whilst gaining fantastic brand awareness for your company. The events also provide a fabulous platform for social networking and fun.

Tailored to your business goals and your corporate social responsibility needs, from our very first conversation, we create the right partnership for you.

Together, we don’t just help to make life easier for CHD patients, but we also provide unique, special and genuinely worthwhile opportunities for your business.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your support.

Straight to the heart of the matter.

There is nobody else doing what we do in the UK. But each year it costs us over £250,000 to run our services.

Contact us to find out how you can help us raise funds, while creating unique opportunities for your business.

Current sponsors

Why get your business involved?

What can our sponsorship opportunities do for your business?

  • Boost sales
  • Attract and engage new customers
  • Gain positive association with a leading UK charity
  • Strengthen brand awareness and create positive PR opportunities
  • Make a tangible difference to adult CHD patients
  • Demonstrate your commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.

Register your interest!

How else can your business help?

Encourage your employees to fundraise

You could even motivate staff by offering to match funds that they raise.

Encourage your employees to volunteer

Motivate staff to give up their time. You could even organise a volunteering team building day.

Payroll Giving

Pennies from Heaven is a fantastic and easy way to raise charity funds by donating pennies from your payslip or company pension.

Become a sponsor

Sponsor a project or event to support us while gaining fantastic brand awareness for your company.

Attend an event  

Buy tickets for one of our fundraising events for an exceptional way to entertain customers and employees.


Exhibit your products or services at one of our events.

Introduce an optional £1 donation or round-up

Ask customers whether they would like to add an optional £1 to their bill, or whether they would like to round up to the nearest £1 to donate to The Somerville Foundation.

Make a tax-efficient gift

If you donate to The Somerville Foundation, your gross donation is deductible from the total profits of your business when calculating Corporation Tax.

Give a ‘Gift in Kind’

Giving doesn’t always mean cash. Donate a product we can use for an auction or raffle. Or, perhaps donate something we need such as printing services, materials, professional services and advice, or venue space.

Where your money goes.

Research that saves lives
A national support network
A wealth of help and advice
The UK’s first Congenital Heart Research Centre
Financial support
Campaigning for better services & support

In 2017, we were delighted to receive a donation of £6,000 from Suffolk Freemasons. The Freemasons were interested to hear about the work we do to support congenital heart patients and in particular about grant-funded Coaguchek machines. The £6,000 they donated will help to give grants to patients who need to check their INR levels at home, for a coaguchek machine from Roche Diagnostics.

With your help, we’ve helped fund new and improved treatments for congenital heart disease. we opened the UK’s first dedicated Congenital Heart Research Centre. we’ve organised receptions at the House of Lords and House of Commons, a film première, concerts, parachute jumps, marathon runs, annual sponsored walks and masquerade balls. we ensure that adult CHD patients enjoy access to every opportunity, are free from discrimination, and are fully supported throughout their lives. we’ve staged annual conferences, regional patient information days and workshops throughout the UK. we’ve published a range of leaflets for CHD patients on a wide-range of topics. we’ve launched a Freephone patient helpline to provide practical advice, a listening ear, and emotional reassurance at times of stress. we’ve created online networks where congenital heart patients can connect with each other. we successfully applied for a Comic Relief grant to help develop mental health support services. we’ve contributed to adult congenital heart disease nurse training days and taken part in various study days and conferences for medical and health professionals. we’ve established a benevolent fund for members who are in financial hardship. we’ve organised residential weekends and outward bound holidays for teenagers and adults, providing congenital heart patients with the opportunity to meet and gain support from each other.

Just think what else we could do if you donate, fundraise or volunteer for us.