Project information

Babies & children preparing for heart surgery.

We seek your donations to help the 5,000 babies born with heart disease in UK annually.
You can make a huge difference to the ways children will perceive surgery and the changes that may mean for them.

June 2014 - December 2014

Charity information

Children's Heart Federation

Children's Heart Federation logo
  • Need


    There is very little information and support available in a child- friendly format.


    - Prepare them psychologically for surgery.
    - Increase their and their siblings’ understanding of what happens when in a hospital.
    - Allow children to express their worries and cope with their treatment by looking after and playing with customized to their condition dolls.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Recover from surgery in a shorter amount of time, lowering the risk of long-term illness.


    » Molly Dollies

    Cardiac Liaison Nurse testimonials.

    Aim 2

    Increase understanding of the benefits of surgical procedure and reduce fear in young children.


    » Rosie goes red, Violet goes blue.

    Parent testimonials.

  • Impact


    Increase awareness of the day to day challenges families and carers of children born with heart conditions face.


    There are no identified risks linked to this project.


    Case studies on social media.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £125,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £125,000 5,000 referrals @ £25 Books and dolls

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Sovereign Health Care £400 Guaranteed
  • Background


    United Kingdom


    New born babies and very young children preparing or recovering from heart surgery.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Children's Heart Federation is the national charity representing the views and supporting families that look after children born with congenital heart disease.
    We are the leading children's heart charity with a 25 year history of helping those in most need affected by a wide range of conditions.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Team Children's Heart Federation

    Managin referrals from the Cardiac Liaison Nurses at hospital units throughout the country, answering Helpline calls and meeting requests for support.