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Red Sky Ball “White Party” raises over £31,000 in one afternoon…

Posted on November 12th, 2019

A NORTH EAST event has once again gone beyond the pale – by rais...

CHUF welcomes Ivan Hollingsworth as he steps up to fill the role of Chair of the Board of Trustees

Posted on November 4th, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that Ivan Hollingsworth has taken on the role of Chair of the Board o...

12 families attend the 2019 Transplant Games thanks to CHUF funding!

Posted on October 2nd, 2019

The British Transplant games sees over 950 children and adult athletes who have had life-changing...

Celebrating our incredible Heart Heroes this Organ Donation week

Posted on September 6th, 2019

This week, 2nd – 8th September 2019, was Organ Donation Week, a week dedicated to celebrating the...

CHUF surprises the Children’s Heart Unit with an Ice Cream Van visit this Summer.

Posted on July 30th, 2019

Every year,...

Freeman Nurse Wins National Nursing Award.

Posted on July 11th, 2019

A FAMILY centred care practitioner for children’s heart theatres at the Freeman Hospital has won ...

Freeman Nurse is nominated for a prestigious national award for launching an initiative to help support Heart Heroes

Posted on June 10th, 2019

A huge congratulations to Lisa Morgan who has been nominated for a national RCNi Nurse Award afte...

CHUF stars in BBC 1 documentary

Posted on May 21st, 2019

Earlier this year we were asked to feature in a BBC documentary which highlights amazing charitie...

Our first #WearRedForCHUF Day

Posted on March 6th, 2019

A huge thank you to each and everyone of you for taking part in our first #WearRedForCHUF day on ...

2018 Great North Run raises over £70,000 for CHUF

Posted on February 21st, 2019

Thanks to all of our incredible Great North Runners in 2018, because of your hard work and fundra...

Virgin Money raise £143,200 for CHUF!

Posted on February 21st, 2019

A huge thank you to the team at Virgin Money - Gosforth Office who have developed a winning formu...

February is Heart Month – Wear Red For CHUF 28th February 2019

Posted on February 11th, 2019

This month we're celebrating National Heart Month. Show your support for Heart Month and

CHUF Champions Challenge 2019

Posted on February 8th, 2019

In January 2019 we celebrated the phenomenal teams who took part in the 2018 CHUF Champions Chall...

CHUF Christmas Raffle Winners 2018!

Posted on December 14th, 2018

Heart Hero Photo’s – Halloween 2018

Posted on November 2nd, 2018

We had so many amazing Heart Hero Halloween photo's sent to us this year, they were too good not ...

Happy 35th birthday CHUF!

Posted on October 30th, 2018

Established by the Scott family in 1979, CHUF began as the Lesley Anne Scott Memorial Fund after ...

Pig n Mix golf days raise £12,973.69 for CHUF!

Posted on November 2nd, 2018

CHUF is thrilled to have received a final total of £12,973.69 from Pig n Mix following 4 annual g...

Susan Jackson’s CHUF Story

Posted on October 11th, 2018

In March 1979, my son Andrew had been in the Freeman Hospital for five months su...

Freeman Team take on highest peak in England

Posted on October 7th, 2018

In August 2018, staff from Freeman Hospital’s PICU and Cardiothoracic theatres took on the challe...

19 families attend the 2018 Transplant Games thanks to CHUF funding!

Posted on October 1st, 2018

The Transplant Game...

Whitley Bay Sporting Club raises £3,167.40 for CHUF following a 24-hour football marathon!

Posted on July 23rd, 2018

Just over £6,000 was raised from the 24-hour event wh...

CHUF supporters help to fund groundbreaking machines shown on BBC documentary

Posted on June 6th, 2018

On 14th May, BBC2 showed a documentary titled “Heart Transplant: A Chance to Live”. The 9...

Ventoux4 CHUF team takes on a Tour de France Challenge!

Posted on May 9th, 2018

In May, a team of riders will cycle from Suffolk; 850 miles to Mont Ventoux in the south ...

Peter Bennison

Posted on May 8th, 2018

It is with great sadness that we update that our wonderful CHUF ambassador Peter Bennison has sad...

London Marathon runners smash their targets!

Posted on May 2nd, 2018

2018 is the year that CHUF secured its first ever London Marathon charity place. As a small chari...

CHUF launches its first CHUF Champions Challenge!

Posted on April 25th, 2018

CHUF is delighted to announce that this year, we are launching a very exciting opportunity for co...

Heart Parents lose 24 stone and take on Tough Mudder!

Posted on April 30th, 2018

Wendy Joseph is a CHUF supporter with a particularly inspiring story. Over the past few years, We...

Eggs-traordinary response to our Easter Appeal!

Posted on April 11th, 2018

We'd like to say a huuuuuge thank you to everyone who took part in our Easter appeal. From Eas...

Pride of North East Award Winners 2018

Posted on March 28th, 2018

Huge congratulations to two very special CHUF supporters, Graham and Ivan! CHUF is extremely p...

Good luck to our first official London Marathon runner!

Posted on March 14th, 2018

Last year, CHUF secured it's first official London Marathon place for 2018. Our incredible runner...

Donations made through The Big Give 2017 helped us raise over £80,000!

Posted on January 17th, 2018

The Big Give festive charity incentive week ran from the 28th of ...

10 year anniversary for Christina’s Son Rhys’ major open heart surgery.

Posted on January 3rd, 2018

25th January 2018 marks the 10 year anniversary for Christina’s Son Rhys’ major open heart surger...

CHUF Office Opening Hours

Posted on December 21st, 2017

Ollie’s Venture pays off for CHUF!

Posted on December 20th, 2017

Ollie's Venture Take 2 which took place at The Village Hotel in Blackpool at the start of Decembe...

CHUF Christmas Party 2017

Posted on December 19th, 2017

Huge thank you to everyone who supported another fantastic CHUF Christmas party and annual raffle...

£8,000 raised at Wonderland themed ball!

Posted on December 19th, 2017

The Wonderland ball which took place at The Point, Sunderland in November has raised a staggering...

Newcastle Eagles Visit The Children’s Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital

Posted on December 13th, 2017

Every Christmas Newcastle Eagles take time out to visit the Children’s Heart Unit to meet the pat...

Cherry Family raise £18K for CHUF!

Posted on December 11th, 2017

Huge thank you to our Heart Hero Ben Cherry and his family for raising over £18,000 for CHUF at t...

Barclays Ball 2017

Posted on December 11th, 2017

Saturday 7th October 2017 saw Barclays host their 4th annual ball in aid of CHUF raising a stagge...

Ladbrokes Coral raise £3,500 for CHUF

Posted on December 8th, 2017

A massive thank you to Ladbrokes Coral who organised fundraising events in branches across the No...

Bitcoin donation pays off for CHUF

Posted on December 8th, 2017

The Cryptocurrency known a...

Announcement – Congenital Cardiothoracic Services

Posted on December 5th, 2017

Update from Angie Martin,

See Super Dad Ivan Hollingsworth In Action In Our Teaser Video

Posted on November 30th, 2017

We are delighted to announce the teaser video covering Ivan’s final challenge has been released. ...

CHUF Christmas Raffle Winners 2017!

Posted on November 26th, 2017

Thank you to everyone who supported this year's CHUF Raffle. Please see a list of the winners bel...

Super Dad Ivan Completes Fundraiser And Raises £500,000!

Posted on October 31st, 2017

A father whose son’s life ...

First ever ‘Red Sky Brunch’ raises over £25k for CHUF!

Posted on September 25th, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that the very first Red Sky Brunch which took place on Sunday 17th Se...

JT Dove Raises Money For CHUF

Posted on August 16th, 2017

Builder’s Merchants Aim To Smash Charity Target Employees at JT Dove Ltd, a Nor...

CHUF Toddle 2017

Posted on August 16th, 2017

North East Toddlers Raise £10,000 for Charity Hundreds of families from all o...

Red Sky Ball

Posted on August 16th, 2017

Children’s Heart Unit Fund and local Sunderland couple fund life-saving equipment in Nort...

Hearts and Handbags

Posted on August 16th, 2017

Children’s charity CHUF-ed to launch first ever ‘Hearts & Handbags’ fundraiser

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