Supporting hearts for life

Children’s Heart Surgery Fund provides support for babies, children and adults born with congenital heart disease and their families.

Working alongside the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit at the Leeds General Infirmary, we fund ground-breaking new equipment, resources, training and research, as well as offering support for patients and their families whenever they need it.

Around 450 babies, children and adults from Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire need open-heart surgery every year and over 17,500 are treated as outpatients. We aim to ensure that these patients have the best possible support and to help their families and loved ones however we can during their stay in hospital.

Children’s Heart Surgery Fund was founded in 1988. Since then, we have awarded around £6 million in grants to the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit, its patients and their families, as well as funding important research proposals.

It’s all thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the general public and our corporate supporters, and by the amazing efforts of our fundraisers.

Caring for the heart, mind family and future

A large part of what we do is raising money to help the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit provide the best possible care for its young patients and their families. But our work doesn’t stop there. We know that caring for people with congenital heart disease involves much more than treating the heart itself, which is why we use a holistic approach to help the heart, mind, family and future.