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    The 2021 CHUF Christmas raffle has launched!

    Posted on October 20th, 2021

    Each year CHUF holds an annual Christmas raffle and we rely upon supporters to help make it a success by...

    CHUF Christmas party 2021

    Posted on October 19th, 2021

            The past 18 months have been challenging in so many ways, that’s why we want this years’...

    CHUF launches the 2020-21 impact report

    Posted on October 14th, 2021

      We are incredibly proud of the impact we have made through our charitable projects, and we have ambitious plans...

    The CHUF Team have moved, we have a new home!

    Posted on September 29th, 2021

    We are excited to share the CHUF Team have moved offices.   After a busy couple of weeks the CHUF...

    CHUF is awarded £6,000 at the SEIB Giving Awards

    Posted on September 24th, 2021

    The fourth annual SEIB Insurance Brokers Awards took place at Dallas Burston Polo Club in Warwickshire on the 8th September...

    New BCCA Advice for Patients COVID 19 vaccination in 12-15 year olds with Congenital Heart Disease

    Posted on September 15th, 2021

    The Joint Committee on Vaccine and Immunisation recently recommended that 12-15 year olds in specific risk categories should receive two...

    Schroders Personal Wealth Team Hikes for Hearts!

    Posted on September 10th, 2021

    An incredible effort from Corporate supporters Schroders Personal Wealth saw 26 members from the North East & Yorkshire Office scale...

    CHILD HERO PUTS HER HEART INTO RAISING FUNDS FOR CHUF

    Posted on August 5th, 2021

    We are overwhelmed to have received a £635 donation from a toddler on the Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital...

    CHUF has become Wave Direct’s first ever chosen charity!

    Posted on July 23rd, 2021

    Newcastle-based leisure company Wave Direct sells inflatable hot tubs and sports equipment such as paddleboards and kayaks. When the pandemic...

    Lucky 7… JT Dove’s journey with CHUF

    Posted on July 16th, 2021

    How did they get involved? As a legacy of the CHUF’n’Builders project in 2014 , JT Dove went on to...

    Have a Heart 2 Heart for CHUF

    Posted on July 20th, 2021

    Hold a HEART 2 HEART event for CHUF and reconnect with friends and family in a way which will positively...

    Have your say on the future of Congenital Heart Disease research

    Posted on July 5th, 2021

    A national study has been launched to identify and prioritise the areas of future research in congenital heart disease that...

    KOJI DONATE GENEROUS CRYPTOCURRENCY DONATION TO CHUF

    Posted on June 29th, 2021

    A massive thank you to the team at KOJI for donating £8,000 to the Children’s Heart Unit Fund (CHUF). Cryptocurrency...

    A tribute to Dr Hugh Bain

    Posted on June 28th, 2021

    All of the team at CHUF were saddened to hear about the passing of one of CHUF’s founders, Dr Hugh...

    MOONBOYS FINANCE GIVES LARGEST CRYPTOCURRENCY DONATION

    Posted on May 24th, 2021

    MOONBOYS finance recently donated one of the largest cryptocurrency donations to date to the Children’s Heart Unit Fund (CHUF). CHUF...

    A tribute from our Chair Ivan Hollingsworth to Dr Stewart Hunter

    Posted on June 7th, 2021

    All at CHUF were saddened to hear of the passing of one of the founding members of CHUF, Dr Stewart...

    North East Bakeries’ Sweet Treats for Heart Month

    Posted on February 1st, 2021

    North East bakeries and patisseries have pledged to ‘Wear their Hearts on their Sleeves’ by fundraising for CHUF during National...

    Primula surprises CHUF with an incredible donation!

    Posted on January 26th, 2021

    A company with Corporate Social Responsibility at it's heart has made a fantastic donation to kick start 2021!   Throughout...

    CHUF Christmas Raffle-Winners 2020!

    Posted on January 26th, 2021

    🎉🎉🎉 CHUF'S CHRISTMAS RAFFLE WINNERS 🎉🎉🎉     A huge thank you to each and everyone one of you who...

    Virtual Fundraising Pack

    Posted on January 19th, 2021

    CHUF has introduced a new virtual fundraising pack to help you understand different ways you can maximise your fundraising online....

    CHUF’s Amazing Christmas Raffle is back!

    Posted on October 15th, 2020

    Win your dream home makeover with £1,000 spends at JT Dove. Every £1 raised in CHUF's Christmas raffle helps amazing...

    Impact Report

    Posted on September 21st, 2020

    2019-20 was an exciting and inspirational year that allowed us to support life-changing projects and donate record amounts to support...

    CHUF RECEIVES ITS LARGEST EVER CRYPTOCURRENCY DONATION

    Posted on July 9th, 2020

    CHUF have received a donation of £38,000 in cryptocurrency, thought to be the largest cryptocurrency donation to a UK charity....

    A message from the Amazing Team at the Children’s Heart Unit

    Posted on June 26th, 2020

      Here is a message from the AMAZING team at the Children’s Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital. We are...

    Join in CHUF’s first ever Virtual Toddle in 2020

    Posted on June 4th, 2020

    CHUF's virtual toddle is now live, get involved throughout June! Due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19 CHUF can't run...

    The Beat Squad

    Posted on May 14th, 2020

    The Clown Doctors North East is a programme produced by TIN Arts and funded by The Children’s Heart Unit Fund (CHUF).  The...

    CHUF Treasurer

    Posted on May 17th, 2020

    We are looking to recruit a Treasurer in place of David Charlton who is retiring from the Board in July....

    Join the 2.6 Challenge for CHUF

    Posted on April 23rd, 2020

    The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss...

    World Superhero day

    Posted on April 23rd, 2020

    All of our Heart Heroes are super heroes to us and as part of celebrating them all on World Superhero...

    OUR HEART HEROES NEED YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER

    Posted on April 9th, 2020

    An update from Ivan Hollingsworth, Chair of the Board of Trustees regarding the Coronavirus outbreak. [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://www.chuf.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/CHUF-Appeal-v3.mp4"][/video] Over...

    Hearts of Hope

    Posted on April 6th, 2020

    Let’s spread some love and fill Facebook with ‘Hearts of Hope’ for Heart Families everywhere! We can’t wait to see...

    COVID 19 update

    Posted on March 16th, 2020

    We care very much about children and families who are patients and/or visiting the Freeman and we want to make...

    Freeman’s Children’s Heart Unit shop celebrates

    Posted on February 11th, 2020

    The Children’s Heart Unit Fund (CHUF) Shop, located at the entrance of the Children’s Heart Unit at Freeman Hospital and...

    Wear Red for CHUF this Heart Month

    Posted on February 3rd, 2020

    Show your support for Heart Month and #WearRedForCHUF on Friday 28th February 2020 ❤️ Whether it's red socks, a red...

    CHUF funds Fontan Nurse Specialist at Freeman Hospital

    Posted on January 21st, 2020

    We’re delighted to have been able to appoint Debbie as Fontan Nurse Specialist at Freeman hospital, thought to be the...

    CHUF Christmas Raffle 2019 Prize Winners Announced

    Posted on December 20th, 2019

    Congratulations to our lucky 2019 raffle prize winners, and thank you to everyone who took part in CHUF's Christmas Raffle!...

    CHUF Office Christmas Opening Hours 2019

    Posted on December 19th, 2019

    The festive season is upon us and we'd like to let our supporters know our CHUF Office opening times, should...

    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 raising over an amazing £31,000 in one...

    CHUF welcomes Ivan Hollingsworth as 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 of Trustees...

    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 transplants participate in a range...

    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 generosity of donors...

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

    Posted on July 30th, 2019

    Every year, CHUF arranges an ice cream van to visit the ward as a sweet treat for the patients, parents...

    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 the Health Care Assistant of...

    Freeman Nurse is nominated for a prestigious national award

    Posted on June 10th, 2019

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

    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 charities doing amazing things (like...

    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 the 28th...

    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 fundraising, we're absolutely thrilled to...

    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 formula for...

    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 #WearRedForCHUF on 28th February 2019 If...

    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 Challenge. Teams enjoyed a wonderful Finale...

    CHUF Christmas Raffle Winners 2018!

    Posted on December 14th, 2018

    Thank you so much to everyone who has supported this year’s CHUF Christmas Raffle. Please see the list of the...

    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 to...

    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 the death of...

    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 golf days from...

    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 suffering from a very complex...

    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 challenge of climbing Scafell Pike in...

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

    Posted on October 1st, 2018

    The Transplant Games aim to demonstrate the benefits of organ donation and transplantation, encourage transplant patients to regain their fitness...

    Whitley Bay Sporting Club raises £3,167.40 for CHUF with football marathon!

    Posted on July 23rd, 2018

    Just over £6,000 was raised from the 24-hour event which has been split between two great causes, CHUF and to...

    CHUF supporters help to fund groundbreaking machines shown on BBC

    Posted on June 6th, 2018

    On 14th May, BBC2 showed a documentary titled “Heart Transplant: A Chance to Live”. The 90 minute programme followed transplant...

    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 of France....

    CHUF Ambassador Peter Bennison

    Posted on May 8th, 2018

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

    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 charity, this was...

    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 companies that would like...

    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, Wendy and her husband have worked...

    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 Easter eggs...

    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 proud of our wonderful Patron Graham...

    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, Alastair Graham, is training hard...

    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 November to the 5th of December. The Christmas Challenge 2017 promised to double any donation...

    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 surgery. In 2017 Christina Charlton...

    CHUF Christmas Office Opening Hours 2017

    Posted on December 21st, 2017

    The festive season is upon us and we'd like to let our supporters know our CHUF Office opening times, should...

    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 December has raised £9,000...

    CHUF Christmas Party 2017

    Posted on December 19th, 2017

    Huge thank you to everyone who supported another fantastic CHUF Christmas party and annual raffle this year! We are thrilled...

    £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 £8,000 for CHUF! The...

    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 patients and staff, drop...

    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 their...

    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 staggering £33K! The...

    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 North East in September 2018...

    Bitcoin donation pays off for CHUF

    Posted on December 8th, 2017

    The Cryptocurrency known as ‘Bitcoin’ has been heavily featured in news headlines lately (largely thanks to its surging value) and...

    Announcement – Congenital Cardiothoracic Services

    Posted on December 5th, 2017

    Update from Angie Martin, Matron - Congenital Cardiothoracic Services 6th December - Todays planned meeting at Scott House has been...

    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. Before watching it, however, it...

    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 below:  

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

    Posted on October 31st, 2017

    A father whose son’s life was saved by doctors at the Children’s Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital has just...

    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 September 2017...

    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 North East-based builder’s merchants, have swapped tools...

    CHUF Toddle 2017

    Posted on August 16th, 2017

    North East Toddlers Raise £10,000 for Charity Hundreds of families from all over the UK came together early in July...

    Red Sky Ball

    Posted on August 16th, 2017

    Children’s Heart Unit Fund and local Sunderland couple fund life-saving equipment in North East Hospitals The Children’s Heart Unit Fund,...

    Hearts and Handbags

    Posted on August 16th, 2017

    Children’s charity CHUF-ed to launch first ever ‘Hearts & Handbags’ fundraiser CHUF held their debut afternoon tea event ‘Hearts & Handbags’...

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