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    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 fundr...

    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 donatio...

    CHUF Christmas Raffle-Winners 2020!

    Posted on January 26th, 2021


    Virtual Fundraising Pack

    Posted on January 19th, 2021

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

    CHUF’s Amazing Christmas Raffle is back!

    Posted on October 15th, 2020

    Win your dream home makeover with £1,000 spends at JT Dove.

    Impact Report

    Posted on September 21st, 2020

    2019-20 was an exciting and inspirational year that allowed us to suppor...


    Posted on July 9th, 2020

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

    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 Hos...

    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 ...

    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 Hea...

    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 i...

    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 thousa...

    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 Super...


    Posted on April 9th, 2020

    An update from Ivan Hollingsworth, Chair of the Board of Trustees regarding the Coronavirus outbr...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 hospita...

    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 i...

    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 ti...

    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 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.

    Posted on July 30th, 2019

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

    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

    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

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

    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 Games aim to demonstrate the benefits of organ donation and transplantation, encou...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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 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 ti...

    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 as ‘Bitcoin’ has been heavily featured in news headlines lately (largely...

    Announcement – Congenital Cardiothoracic Services

    Posted on December 5th, 2017

    Update from Angie Martin, Matron - Congenital Cardiothoracic Services 6th December - Todays pl...

    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 was saved by doctors at the Children’s Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospit...

    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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