THANKS FOR DROPPING IN!
We’re so glad to see you. We aim to create a society where those born with a heart condition receive the support and medical care they need to lead longer, happier and healthier lives.
When you join Somerville Heart Foundation, you will receive the same level of support across all tiers, Friend, Supporter and Patron. Please scroll down to join us as either an ACHD Patient, Heart Families (for parents, carers and loved ones of someone with CHD), or a Healthcare Professional.
Visit our FAQ’s section for any questions on joining us.
*Eligibility conditions apply to some of our services*
Why Join Us?
We’d love you to be part of our community! Knowing more about you helps us provide the best support and you need to be a part of Somerville Heart Foundation to access some resources.
When you join Somerville Heart Foundation, you will receive the same level of support across all tiers, Friend, Supporter and Patron.
Become a Friend, Supporter or Patron and help us with our vision to create a society where those born with a heart condition receive the support and medical care they need to lead longer, happier and healthier lives.
Why Should I Join?
- Free access to all our support services and the ACHD community
- Shaping tomorrow and beyond by taking part of vital cardiac research and surveys
- Joining us gives you the power to build a better future
- our vision is to create a society where those born with a heart condition receive the support and medical care they need to lead longer, happier, and healthier lives.
Why have you launched a dedicated community area?
If we have insufficient information about the people we’re supporting (eg if you’re only on our closed Facebook groups) then we cannot count them in our numbers when applying for grants and funding.
In order to apply for all types of funding including The National Lottery, Trusts and Foundations and community fundraising, we need to be able to demonstrate the types and levels of support that patients access. By becoming a member of The Somerville Foundation, you can access a wealth of information and guidance through online support and lifestyle issues, travel and insurance, financial assistance, participate in surveys and so much more in our dedicated website area.
How much does it cost?
It’s completely free to be a ‘Friend’. Donations are always most welcome and although our services are free to access; they are not free to run. Your donations ensure the future of ACHD support for years to come and help us to deliver and expand essential services across the country.
For those keen and able to support our work we have ‘Supporter’ and ‘Patron’ tiers. These will help build an annual income that makes our future more stable and means we can provide more support where needed.
What support do you offer?
We provide support, advocacy, communication, and a community for those we are here to help. We offer the following support and services:
- Advocacy and Peer Support
- Access to Wellbeing Counsellor
- Coaguchek Machine Facilitation
- UPBEAT Newsletter (Formerly GUCH News)
- Employment Law Specialist
- Life and Travel Insurance Brokers
- Financial Support
- Information and Guidance
View our services in more detail here.
Friend – FREE!
Make a Donation
Whether you make a one-off donation or give regularly, thank you very much for your support. Your money goes straight into the services we provide such as campaigning for better services and support, financial support, mental health and wellbeing counselling and so much more. We couldn’t do what we do without you. Visit our donation page for more information.
Supporter – £5 Monthly, £15 Quarterly or £60 PA
Less than the COST of A coffee a week! Choose from monthly payments of £5, quarterly payment of £15 or annual payment of £60.
Includes access to all our support & services plus the following benefits:
Subsidised MedicAlert Membership
A £10 subsidised discount off annual MedicAlert Membership. MedicAlert is the only UK charity providing life-saving medical ID services. During an emergency every second counts. Your MedicAlert ID, worn on your pulse points, is engraved with your most important information to ensure appropriate initial care decisions are made by those caring for you. Your full medical record obtained quickly via MedicAlert’s 24/7 emergency line.
Printed copy Heart Month Newsletter
We publish our quarterly newsletter online but during ‘Heart’ month, in February we will send you a specially professionally printed version by post. Packed full of articles and information about CHD, some written by those found the courage to share their stories.
Heart Lapel Pin Badge
A lovely heart shaped blue and red pin badge
All presented in a lovely folder to your door. Please let us know if you would prefer not to receive this to help the environment and save costs!
Patron – £62.50 Quarterly or £250 PA
The Rolls Royce of all our tiers that includes an invite to our annual V.I.P dinner with our network of specialists.
Includes access to all our support & services PLUS the opportunity to dine with doctors and well known medical experts and professionals in cardiology, psychology industries etc at our exclusive ‘Dinner with the Docs’ event*.