It’s with deep regret that we are unable to stage the Heart and Sole Run and Family Fun Day this year. It is our hope that this popular event will return in the future.
CHUF aim to keep the Freeman Hospital at the forefront of children’s cardiac care by raising money to buy equipment, facilities, aftercare, pay salaries and research for the Children’s Heart Unit and PICU (paediatric intensive care unit). Small pieces of equipment help the nurses on the wards and larger items help doctors and surgeons undertake complex operations. Sometimes funds are used to help pay for medical and support staff, essential to the running of the unit and also for specialist resources to help children and their families. We also fund non-clinical aspects of our children’s care, that we believe is critical to their physical, psychological and emotional well-being. This includes funding the Clown Doctors, Play Specialist Nurse, Home from Home (parent accommodation), state of the art playroom and psychological support for children and their families.