MAY Holiday Giveaway – Enter to WIN a Glamping Holiday for 4 days for just £5 a ticket

Youth@Heart have been offered a fantastic opportunity provided by Cloud Nine Glamping to offer a 4 night, weekday (Monday – Friday) stay in a Luxury Bell Tent at one of their Luxury glamping sites – in Dorset, Cotswolds or Norfolk. To be taken between 19th July and 30th August.

We are delighted to offer this giveaway prize for just £5 per entry which will be drawn live on Friday 28th May, last ticket sale before 10am on Friday 28th May, only tickets that are paid for will be entered into the draw, anyone taking part must be 16 or over. Find out more about this incredible prize here

You can enter the draw here.

Curated for families by families, you’ll find endless activities and escapades designed with you and yours in mind. From Paddleboarding, wild swimming, kayaking, rowing and more – to arts and crafts, horse riding to yoga, storytelling to wild runs and more – Cloud Nine Glamping covers all bases (via gin tasting and a silent disco).

We want to thank Cloud Nine Glamping for this great opportunity! 100% of ALL funds raised will go towards Youth@Heart and help us carry on our vital work supporting young people aged 15-24 with congenital heart disease and their families across Gloucestershire, the South West and South Wales. Help us make a difference by entering this great giveaway! Anyone taking part must be aged 16 or over.

About Youth@Heart

Youth@Heart is a Charity who are dedicated to supporting those aged 15 – 24 with Congenital Heart Disease and their families across the South West, South Wales and Gloucestershire.

During 2020 Youth@Heart continued to empower young people and families during COVID, providing just under 1000 points of specialised and tailored support to young people with CHD and their families who needed it, whether as inpatients or outpatients, with 44% of the support given, relating to mental health. As the world starts to reopen and we come out of lockdown, the active support we are able to offer young adults with CHD through our dedicated Youth Workers whether in the hospital or in the community is vital, now more than ever.

Many young people who have benefitted from Youth@Heart go on to be mentors and offer help to others who have been in their position, offering an encouraging network to other young adults with CHD. The Youth Workers provide a friendly, approachable and listening ear, proactively supporting inpatients being based at the Bristol Heart Institute, supporting outpatients and their families within the community – facilitating continuity of care, checking in with people, being a sounding board and even more importantly just being there.

One young person spoke about the boost they had from working with Youth@Heart, particularly from the Youth Worker who was assisting them in hospital, saying “Genuinely the impact of having someone to talk to about my disabilities and about what’s going on, someone who just gets it has been huge on my mental health. And knowing there is someone at the Bristol Heart Institute who is looking out for me means so much”. Equally empowering parents and families has taken on strides at the Charity taking on a Community Youth & Family worker in September 2020. The team focussing on the person and how we can make someone’s situation a little better, by offering our support, a listening ear and by just being there. A parent said “This is the 1st time we’ve truly encountered a group “just for the likes of my M” – something for him, with others that know how it truly feels, to walk in at times lonely & worrying shoes. Young adults can often be forgotten – but here, with Y@H there is a very special and safe place for them to go and confide in, seek help and advice, be listened to and share experiences”

Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is the no.1 birth defect in the UK, with 1 in 100 babies being born with some kind of heart defect – now with medical advancements and medical support, over 85% of those with CHD are living into adulthood, with very little support having to deal with a life changing condition. Our Youth Workers are here to support young people and their families affected whether in hospital, out in the community or via telephone, zoom and arranging activities and events. Get in touch if you could benefit from support

The Charity was set up in memory of Alice, who sadly lost her battle with CHD aged 22. Seeing more young people and families gain the support that Alice wanted others to have is truly fantastic. With the support from places like Globals and other funders, donors and volunteers, we want to ensure that no young adult faces that transition to adulthood with CHD alone. We thank everyone who is making that dream a reality!