‘Big Surprise’ during Children’s Heart Week
Children’s Heart Federation, a group of charities working to improve the lives of children with a heart condition, invite local people to be part of the ‘Big Surprise’ during Children’s Heart Week, 8-16 May, by holding a ‘Teddy Bear’s Picnic’ or ‘Bring a Bear to Work’ day to raise funds and awareness.
- The Children`s Heart Federation (CHF) is an umbrella body with 22 member organisations dedicated to helping children with congenital or acquired heart disease and their families in the UK and Ireland. CHF provides information and support through its freephone helpline 0808 808 5000, open Monday to Friday and its website www.chfed.org.uk
- Congenital heart conditions are the most common birth defect in the UK. Approximately 5000 babies in the UK are born with a heart condition each year, with a further 1000 developing a serious heart problem after birth.