Get involved

You can help us make a difference to the lives of young people living with CHD.

Fundraising ideas

Jumble Sale
Hold a jumble sale
YAH Branded collection boxes
Charity Collection Boxes
Sports Day
Organise a sports day
Big Regetta Quiz
Organise a quiz
Friends having coffee
Coffee morning
Baked goods
Bake off
Casually dressed man
Dress down day
Run, bike, swim
Sponsored walk, swim or cycle
Girl being quiet
Sponsored silence

Fundraise for us

Being someone with CHD can be an enormous challenge, its life long, it can be life limiting and we want to ensure the young people we support have a full and happy life. 

You can help us help more young people and their families by fundraising for us.

Fundraising is fun and a great way to raise awareness in your community, workplace or school. The list of fundraising ideas is endless, just like your imagination so do something now and make a difference today.

Hiking challenge
Peak of mountain
Sarah and Tom journey map
Sarah and Tom finish line

Take on a Challenge

Have you always fancied having a go at wing walking, skydiving, climbing a mountain or running a marathon but needed some extra motivation to make it happen. Let fundraising for Youth at Heart and making a difference to a young person with CHD be that motivation.  

Sometimes choosing your own challenge can give you that extra buzz, you get to build and develop the challenge you want.

Team Spa Security climbed Mount Snowdon in May 2023, they planned the whole event from transport to nutrition and hydration and raised a massive £1304.75.

Sarah and son Tom made their challenge a true family affair. Tom persuaded his mum, Sarah to raise funds for us by cycling almost 500 miles from the Nurbergring Germany to Silverstone Race Track in the UK. Dad and daughter became their support crew being on hand with puncture repair kits as well as driving to Germany and back.

Set up your Just Giving fundraising page now

If you love group exercise you could arrange a challenge such a Zumbathon or 24 hour team exercise bike ride.

There are lots of other organised fundraising events you can sign up to.  Whatever you are doing please let us know, set up a fundraising page and share your photos.

Pay in your fundraising money

Yay you’ve don’t it! Well done. Please send us the money you’ve raised so we can use it to help more young people with CHD and their families.

Hope for tomorrow at Zumba

Gift Aid

Increase your donation by 25% at no cost to you. If you would like Youth at Heart to claim Gift Aid on your behalf and you are over 18 years old please tick the Gift Aid Box on our donation page or on our fundraising form. 

You can find out more information about Gift Aid

Don’t to forget to Gift aid it.

Become a Youth at Heart Ambassador

Youth Ambassadors help us listen and respond to the voices of young people aged 13-24, and their families, living with congenital heart disease across South West England and South Wales by:

  • Being an advisory voice, helping to plan the charity’s direction. 
  • Providing insight – about what young people living with CHD like, care about and need help with.
  • Raising awareness – to help others understand CHD. 
  • Acting as a focus group – to improve what we are already doing.
  • Giving feedback – to help our partners improve. Our partners include the Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and the South Wales & South West Congenital Heart Disease Network.

If you would like more information on the Youth Ambassador Role, please contact us.

Youth at Heart 200 Club.

*Join our 200 Club lottery to help raise funds for Youth at Heart to enable us to continue supporting young people, aged 13-24 living with congenital heart disease, and their families.

You can buy one or more numbers every year at a cost of £12. The more numbers you have, the greater your chance of winning the monthly prize of £30.

*Minimum age 18

New members can apply for membership by completing and returning the membership application form, see below and emailing it back to us.  

Youth at Heart 200 Club
"Youth Workers are sometimes the first point of contact for a lot of young people that otherwise would not engage and seek support from the health care professionals. They offer independent advice but can also be the bridge for other healthcare workers. Youth workers can also offer a break from an otherwise very medical setting, allowing young people to express themselves in safe environment"

ACHD Clinical Nurse Specialist

Explore Youth at Heart

Youth at Heart are a charity committed to young people aged 13-24, and their families, who are living with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) in South West England and South Wales.

We empower, inform and support them to live their best life.

For young people

We are committed to supporting you as you start your Transition Journey aged 13 and leading up to your Transfer from Paediatrics to Adult Services and beyond, until your 25th birthday.

For the whole family

Youth at Heart recognise that congenital heart disease affects the whole family, which is why our Youth Workers are there for families too.

For professionals

Youth at Heart is a charity independent from the NHS that works in partnership with health professionals across the South Wales & South West Congenital Heart Disease Network.

Our feedback

"Thank you so much for coming to see me it meant a lot. I’ve been super lonely, and it was nice having someone in that wasn’t here to poke or prod me or ask me questions about my condition."

PB, Young Person

"Thank you so much for your support with J when you came to see him in hospital, it was more help than you can know for both J and myself"

VC, Parent

"Thank you for all the support you have given me over the last few years you've helped me massively and i cannot thank you enough for everything, i'll miss you guys but i will keep you updated on my progression with uni"

GC, Young Person

"Hey, I just wanted to say thank you so much for coming to my appointment. It was really nice and useful having you there. Thank you"

SL, Young Person

"Youth at Heart are experts in what they do, what they can offer and it’s not just about supporting the patient - it’s supporting the family and seeing everyone for who they are not just a diagnosis or procedure"

FW, Parent

"Better understanding of youth culture and skills which enable sharing in a less formal and threatening interaction. The Youth Workers teach us medics/nurses what is cool!"

Consultant Cardiologist