Do something exceptional and make a real difference to others.

Every penny we raise goes towards providing services and support for young people and  adults born with a heart condition. So, when you collect money for us, you’ll help fund research and services that save and improve lives.

Whether it’s jumping out of a plane, baking a cake, taking part in a sober-a-thon, running 10k or hosting a gaming session – there are lots of ways you can help us to heal broken hearts. The possibilities are endless! 

Ready to have some fun?

Get in touch with us so we can get you started!

Current Fundraisers

Run Royal Parks Half 2023

We’d like to give a big shout out to our runners Oliver, Clare, Jemima & Pascale. These lovely people are trying to raise awareness and sponsorship as they take part in a 13.1mile route. You can show your support and send a good luck message via their individual just giving pages.

JG page:

Jemima and Pascale
JG page:

We are so grateful for our runners and will be featuring them in our social posts in the coming weeks.

James Cobb

It is with great sadness that on behalf of his family we share with you the recent passing of James Cobb. 

Somerville Heart Foundation Member James Cobb is undertaking two unique mountaineering challenges & fundraising for us!

Born with complex CHD, James has been through countless anaesthetics, chest infections, interventions, and open-heart surgery – it has been a journey with many challenges and positives.

Read more about James’s story.

To show your support for James and Somerville Heart Foundation please click here to go to his Just Giving Page

Fundraiser Links

Why fundraise?

Because we need you to!

  • Fundraising gets you out and about, meeting new people and taking part in your local community
  • Fundraising is a great way to have fun and make friends
  • Through fundraising you can make a valued contribution to the ACHD community
  • It can be easy to fundraise if you keep it really simple
  • There’s an approach to suit every lifestyle and schedule

Fundraising Ideas

The possibilities are endless! Why not use your passion and skill for a good cause! Your contribution – large or small – makes an incredible difference to people’s lives.

  • Sporting event at your local club
  • Car boot sale
  • Coffee morning
  • Car boot sale
  • Bingo night
  • Cake sale
  • Fete day
  • Murder mystery evening
  • Craft morning
  • Disco
  • Fantasy football
  • Pie eating contest
  • Gamathon
  • Quiz night
  • Gala event

And so much more! Get in touch with us if you want to chat about how you can get your fundraising campaign going!

Previous Fundraisers

20 walks of 20 miles- Becky Stevens – Walks around Hampshire, Wiltshire and Sussex to raise funds for SHF and to mark the 20th year from having heart surgery. Donate to Becky’s fundraiser here.

Royal Parks Half 9 October 2022

We have 5 incredible runners this year that are raising awareness as well as much needed funds, read their stories and make a donation to their fundraisers below:

Amy & Will – Donate to their fundraiser here

Chris HuntDonate to his fundraiser here

Kate OverendDonate to her fundraiser here

Clare Nicoll – Clare has made a personal donation to the charity, should you wish to do the same please go to our donate page.

Golf Club Fundraiser

2 October 2022 – David Farmer – Vice Captain at Bryn Meadows  – Wales

Charity Disco Fundraiser

1 October 2022 – Kristy & Shannon – GHA Rugby Club Glasgow

Charity Plant Sale

Summer 2022 – Ipswich

Art Exhibition Fundraiser

23 July 2022 –  David Makinson at the Rossendale Rugby Club

Ride London – Essex 100 – 29 May 2022 – Zeph Forest

Elvis Night

18 February 2022 – Ipswich

2021 Fundraisers

Karen Gibson – In Memory fundraiser – November 2021

Michael Foulkes – 80th Birthday fundraiser – October

James Graham – Barefoot Runner

Sussex Downs Trail Run 2 Oct & Oxford Half page 17th Oct 2021 Support James’ fundraiser here.

Lucy Mitchell

Royal Parks Half 10 Oct & Oxford Half 17th Oct 2021. Support Lucy’s fundraiser here.

Tim Lynch

Manchester Marathon 2021 – 10 Oct 2021. Support Tim’s fundraiser here.

Royal Parks Half Marathon 10 October 2021

View our runner’s Fundraising pages here:

Ben Hayes | Annie Hayes  |  Sebastian Hayes  | Hayley Driver  |  Charlotte Wint.  Read our original post here.

Virgin Money London Marathon –  3 October 2021

Read our original post here.

View our runner’s Fundraising pages here: Neil Hunting – Physical Event |  David Watters – Virtual Event

Do It Your Way 2021 – #CaptainTom100

Remember the 2.6 challenge last year?  In recognition of the loss of income for charities, this year the organisers of the 2.6 challenge and Captain Tom’s family have got together to help other charities raise much needed funds over the weekend of 30th April-3rd May to mark what would have been his 101st Birthday.

Get your business involved!

From raising money to raising awareness, your business can help people born with heart conditions live long, full and happy lives.


Pay in funds raised.

Thank you very much for fundraising for us.

If you have set up an online fundraising page with JustGiving you don’t need to do anything. The money donated will be sent directly to us. Otherwise, you can pay in the funds you have raised by post or by phone.

By post

Cheques should be made payable to ‘Somerville Heart Foundation’ and sent with your sponsorship forms to:  

Somerville Heart Foundation
7 Friars Courtyard
30-32 Princes Street

By phone

Using your debit or credit card, you can pay in your sponsorship money over the phone. Someone will be available to take your call Monday – Friday 9.00am to 3.00pm.

Call us on: 01473 252007

Don’t forget to send us your sponsorship forms if you make a payment over the phone.

Boost your fundraising with Gift Aid

If your supporters are UK taxpayers, they can Gift Aid their donations. By adding Gift Aid, the charity can claim 25p for every £1 given from HMRC. This means a £10 donation is worth £12.50 to us and it doesn’t cost you or your supporters a penny. Please ask your supporters to tick the Gift Aid box on the sponsorship form and provide their full name and address so that we can claim successfully.

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.