Children's Heart Federation

Children's Heart Federation (CHF) is the leading charity in the UK and umbrella body for voluntary organisations working to meet the needs of all children and young people affected by congenital and acquired heart condition.

CHF are committed to:

  • Raising and maintaining awareness about congenital and acquired heart conditions;
  • Bringing about permanent improvements in the social and medical care of children with heart conditions and their families;
  • Providing advice, information and practical support according to the needs of our stakeholders;
  • Preparing young people with CHD for life after family support, so they can live independent lives and make informed decisions about their future well-being;
  • Working in partnership with the Education, Healthcare and Social Care sectors as well as other charities to ensure that congenital and acquired heart conditions are fully understood and the needs of children and young people with heart conditions and their families are met;
  • Supporting our member groups and helping them to grow and develop;
  • Helping children and young people with heart conditions and their families to meet and spend time with other people in the same position as themselves.

CHF is dedicated to seeing these children and young people and their families fully supported and included in their community.


Children's Heart Federation
Anne Keatley-Clarke
2-4 Great Eastern Street
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)20 7422 0630

Children's Heartbeat Trust

Children's Heartbeat Trust aim to:

  • Offer Family Support;
  • Support the active research programme at the Paediatric Cardiology Department at Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children;
  • Provide equipment and resources in support of the Clark Clinic, Royal Belfast Hospital.

Email: info(at)

Somerville Heart Foundation

The Somerville Heart Foundation aim to: 

Ensure that GUCH patients enjoy access to every opportunity, are free from discrimination and are fully supported throughout their life. 

Their vision is: 
A world where everyone born with a heart condition receives excellent medical care; where GUCHs lead happy, healthy lives and reach their full potential.


Somerville Heart Foundation
7 Friars Courtyard
30-32 Princes Street