Covid 19 & ACHD Concerns Webinar – Part 2

Our first Covid 19 & ACHD Concerns Webinar was so popular we’re running it again! Register at to join a new panel of specialists answering more of your questions at 6pm on 25.02.21.

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1 Million Feb Foot Steps for TSF

To mark Heart month this February, we have created the challenge of walking 1,000,000 steps for the Somerville Foundation.  The aim is for our community of patients and supporters to get outside and walk, and together we will try to reach 1…

ACHD and pregnancy

ACHD and pregnancy webinar coming up from the Royal Brompton Hospital on 1st February at 2pm  

Covid-19 Concerns Webinar – 28/01/21

Click on the following Zoom link to join this webinar on 28.01.21 at 6pm where a panel of ACHD Specialists will be answering questions around Covid-19 concerns:

Thank You to our doctors & nurses

We sent a copy of this NHS - Thank You to all the ACHD Teams earlier this month in recognition of a very difficult 2020 and with hope for a brighter 2021: Image courtesy of David Makinson - our very own 'Banksy'!

Eat, Shop, Save

A healthy lifestyle is particularly important for those born with a heart condition.  Eat, Shop, Save is looking for applicants for a summer series.  It helps families facing ‘modern life burnout’ by looking at their diet, finances, fitness…


Congenital Cardiac Disease Review – Patient Experience – Scotland Our research panel is calling on members to complete a questionnaire to support the review of specialist congenital cardiac services in Scotland. Please complete the questionnaire…

New membership scheme set for 2021

The Somerville's new membership scheme is set to go live in February 2021. Insert letter here.

Run the Royal Parks Half 2021 for #TeamTheSF

Join our team and raise awareness for people born with a heart condition! The Royal Parks Half Marathon takes place on the 10th of October 2021; with routes through four of central London’s most beautiful parks; all on closed roads. Join…

Funding Announcement

Announcement Date: 29 October 2020 We were absolutely thrilled to hear that we have been awarded over £43,000 of Government funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) as part of the Coronavirus Community Support…

Guch News - Issue 97 Autumn 20

The latest edition of Guch News is out! Read Issue 97 Autumn 20 here!

The Somerville COVID Hardship Fund

This fund has been set up in response to the current Covid-19 pandemic whether regarding work, lack of income related to Covid-19, ill-health due to the virus etc and, as such, is limited to being able to help CHD patients affected by the pandemic. We…

Vote for us this month and we could win!

Vote for The Somerville Foundation This October in the My Favourite Voucher Codes Charity Poll This October, The Somerville Foundation are teaming up with money saving website My Favourite Voucher Codes in a bid to win 20% of the site’s…

Lucy Hill - "Making the most of myself."

I was born with Tetralogy of Fallot. It meant that amongst other problems with my heart I had two holes in it, a missing pulmonary valve and narrowing of the pulmonary artery. When I was born I was rushed to Birmingham Children’s…

(Champion) Congenital Heart Audit: Measuring Progress In Outcomes Nationally - Study information

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Sarah’s Story

Living with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum OHS at two days old (1980) and three years old (1983) So here I go – finally putting pen to paper after all these years. I have recently been inspired by so many people who I have…

Chicane Internet Partnership

In 2019 we entered into a corporate partnership with Chicane Internet. We are really grateful to have their support, especially during the global pandemic. We spoke to Robert Kemp about why Chicane have chosen The Somerville Foundation as their…

Mental Health Awareness Week 18 - 24 May 2020

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. This week think of an act of kindness you can reflect on or carry out. Share your thoughts and pictures with us. They don’t have to be big things, it can be as simple as sharing an inspirational…

Ask Fiona

Fiona Kennedy is a valuable member of our Board of Trustees - joining us almost 10 years ago! She proof-reads articles for GUCH News and is a massive help to staff with her wealth of healthcare knowledge and has kindly offered to answer any…

Let your voice be heard!

We Need Your VOICES! We need your VIDEOS! We need Your PICTURES! We need your WORDS! Be part of our new Hearts, Minds and COVID19 Campaign. Tell us in a voice clip or video how being part of The Somerville Foundation Community has helped…
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COVID 19 ACHD Webinar Q & A Panel Responses

On the 8th of April 2020 Professor Michael Gatzoulis facilitated a webinar on Covid-19 and ACHD with colleagues from the Lombardy region of Italy. Below are the answers to the questions that were posed to the panel. Question: What is my risk…
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VE Day 2020 - 75th Year Anniversary

VE Day 2020 takes place this Friday the 8th of May in the UK. This year, it will be on a Bank Holiday - a decision that was made specially to honour the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Due to the coronavirus restrictions most VE Day 75 events and…
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Robert's 26 Flights for 26 days

  Robert Kemp, Chicane Connect MD has decided to embark on 26 flights for 26 days in order to raise funds for The Somerville Foundation.  Chicane Connect has proudly supported The Somerville Foundation for many years. Robert…
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Take part in the 2.6 Challenge - Save Our Charity!

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Save your Charity - join in the 2.6 Challenge!

We Need You! From 26th April the 2.6 challenge is inviting you to set your own personal two-six fundraising challenge. This could be running 26 laps of your garden, painting 26 pictures, creating a made-to-measure couture outfit from 26 pairs…
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Video message from our President & Founder, Professor Jane Somerville

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Help to save your Charity - Join the 2.6 Challenge!

Help us to Save the UK’s Charities! The Covid-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on UK charities leading to an estimated loss of £4 billion for the sector. Charities, like the Somerville Foundation depend on income from fundraising…