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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PB, Young Person
GC, Young Person
SL, Young Person