Tiny Tickers exists to improve the early detection and care of babies with serious heart conditions – Aims to give these babies a better start in life.
Heart problems are the most common congenital birth defect – affecting around one in every 125 babies. Every year in the UK, around 3,000 babies are born with a defect so serious it requires open heart surgery or other procedures in their first year of life.
But fewer than half of these major defects are detected before birth and, while some are picked up during newborn checks in hospital, around 1,000 babies are sent home each year with no one realising they have a life-threatening condition.
Research shows early detection improves a baby’s chances of survival, and their long-term quality of life.
To Know more about CHD, read here and ROBBIE AND HOLLIE’S STORY might help you understand how difficult the situation is for the children with CHD and how you can help them live better.
What is Heart Week all about?
Tiny Tickers has ambitious plans for 2015 to help more babies with heart problems, but we can only do this with your help. During Heart Week 2015, we want you to join us in saving the lives of babies born with congenital heart defects throughout the UK.
How can you support?
Tiny Tickers has lots of ideas for what you can do to raise vital funds – from dress down days to the Tiny Tickers’ & Love Hearts ‘Guess How Many Sweets in the Jar’ game. The Heart Week 2015 toolkit has everything you need to get you started and remember – every penny counts so anything you can raise will be gratefully received.
To get your free Heart Week pack, including your Love Hearts ‘Guess the Number of Sweets’ game, register here now!
To set up a Virgin Money Giving page for your Heart Week activity, click here.
Or if you have already completed your Heart Week activity for 2015 – thank you! – and please pay in your fabulous fundraising total here!
How the Money You raised is spent by Tiny Tickers:
£100 Provides specialist on-site training for a sonographer to be able to detect heart problems during a pregnancy scan.
£500 Lets us put information materials about CHD in 850 baby clinics and GP surgeries.
£2,500 Produces a training video into one of the most common forms of CHD for sonographers to refer to during scans.
Let’s support Tiny Tickers to help those little babies like Robbie to live healthier – They do deserve the best on their life.