Archive for 2011

N.I Farm Toy & Model Show; 25.11.11; Magherabouy House Hotel, Portrush

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

The Northern Ireland Farm Toy and Model Show is taking place tomorrow from 2pm – 10pm in the Best Western Magherabuoy House Hotel, Portrush. Funds raised at raffles throughout the day will be split between ourselves and the MRI Scanner Appeal. As well as this, the show offers fantastic christmas gift ideas, from toy and model tractors, play tractors to beautifully crafted dolls houses. So, if you’re in the area pop in, support the two charities, and maybe even tick some items off your christmas list!

Festive Family Events

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Matthew Devine’s first birthday helps other babies with heart disease in NI

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Little Matthew and mum Hayley

Little Matthew Devine celebrated his 1st birthday in style when he decided that instead of gifts he would like to make a donation to the Children’s Heartbeat Trust. On top of this his big sister’s school Gaelscoil Ui Dhochartaigh organised a coffee morning in support of the charity.

Matthew underwent open heart surgery to repair an AV Septal Defect in August of this year and all his friends and family raised the money as a thankyou to all the wonderful staff at Clark Clinic.

Matthew’s mum, Hayley, wishes to thank Dr Sands, staff at Clark Clinic and all their family and friends who supported them. She also would like to thank the Tuesday Club lades, Aura wellbeing and beauty, Tammy Hairdressing, Memory Candles and Lisa Duffy at Envy Hairdressing, with a special thanks to Maire Ni Dhochartaigh (Principal), staff, pupils and parents of Gaelscoil Ui Dhochartaigh for their involvement & support.

Christmas Cards on sale now!

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Christmas is coming!! And what better way to share your festive greetings than with our charity Christmas cards! Designed by Clark Clinic patient Katie Kirkpatrick (7) they are a wonderful way to say Merry Christmas and raise funds for the charity. The cards cost £5/ pack of ten (p&p not incl).

We also have a few selection packs from last year to sell. This pack of 3 images were designed by children from Beechlawn Special School in Hillsborough and cost £4 for a pack of ten (p&p not incl)

Email info@childrensheartbeattrust.org or call 07584 164 815 to place your order.

Charity Christmas Cards on sale now

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Christmas is coming!! And what better way to share your festive greetings than with our charity Christmas cards! Designed by Clark Clinic patient Katie Kirkpatrick (7) they are a wonderful way to say Merry Christmas and raise funds for the charity. The cards cost £5/ pack of ten (p&p not incl).

We also have a few selection packs from last year to sell. This pack of 3 images were designed by children from Beechlawn Special School in Hillsborough and cost £4 for a pack of ten (p&p not incl)

Email info@childrensheartbeattrust.org or call 07584 164 815 to place your order.

Pumpkin seed sellers raise funds!

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

A group of friends from Banbridge decided to raise some funds for the charity by selling pumpkin seeds to their neighbours and friends!

The fundraisers proudly show off the end results of their pumpkin seeds! Back Row l-r; Lewis Hunter, Ewan McNeill, James Hunter; Front Row l-r; Grace Hunter, Laura McNeill, Anna McNeill.

Taylor family’s Bedpush and Charity Night

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Robert, Joel and Karen Taylor proudly present their fundrasing to Nurse Alison from Clark Clinic

The Taylor family from Bangor raised funds with a fantastic Bed Push around Newtownards and then still had the energy to keep going with a Charity Night out in their local social club!

The motivation behind this fundraising was Joel Taylor (4), who was born with a serious heart condition and has received treatment at Clark Clinic at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

Well done Robert and Karen and all their friends and family who helped and supported them. Thank you all very much!!

Frankie John McQue Memorial Football Match; 12 Nov at 12 noon; St Columb’s Park, Derry

Friday, November 4th, 2011

strong>Frankie John McQue Memorial Football Match; 12 Nov at 12 noon; St Columb’s Park, Derry

Frankie McQue was born on the 23rd of October 2009 and sadly passed away on the 16th of November 2009 having bravely fought a congenital heart condition. Leanne and Paul McQue are ever grateful for the Children’s Heartbeat Trust for their wonderful support during our stay in hospital with our son and this game and day is in honour of Frankie and all of those who cared for him. We are incredibly proud of our son and he is with us each day in spirit.

Paul McQue, Frankie’s father is holding this years annual memorial charity match with the help of friends, family and local businesses in Derry and all donations will go to the charity. Last years game raised over £500 and this year we hope to double that amount. The game itself is taken quite seriously and there are a few frustrated superstars in and amongst the line ups. We look forward to a good match this year played in the full spirit that it is meant. Leanne and I wish to particularly thank Declan and Shane the team managers and all the players for giving this day the energy that it so deserves.

Look forward to next Saturday!

Lydia’s Love Hearts love fundraising

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Lydia's Love Hearts

The Lydia’s Love Hearts fundraising team from Newtownabby took part in the 2011 Belfast Marathon 9 mile walk to raise funds in aid of local charity, Children’s Heartbeat Trust.

The motivation behind this fundraising was little Lydia Buchanan who has recently received treatment in Clark Clinic at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children for a serious heart condition. The Buchanan family would like to thank everyone who supported and sponsored the fundraisers.

Quids For Kids Day nets £22,500 for Children’s MRI Scanner Appeal

Friday, October 28th, 2011

SuperScanMan rings through the £22,500 for the Children's MRI Scanner Appeal at the Quids for Kids Fundraising Day in partnership with Tesco's. (L-R) Sarah Quinlan from the Children's Heartbeat Truat, U105 Broadcaster and Sports Journalist Ivan Martin and Newtownbreda Tesco Community Champion Esther Bloch and Tesco NI Marketing Manager Caoimhe Mannion, .


Once more the generosity of local people shone through as Quids For Kids Day has raised £22,500.00 for the Children’s MRI Scanner Appeal.

Thousands of people donated in Tesco stores and local Post Offices to help the on-going move towards the £2M target.

On the day Citybeat and Q Radio Group broadcast from eight Tesco outlets Province-wide while Superscan Man, the official mascot of the appeal, visited seven others.

The Alpha Group and many other local newspapers supported Quids For Kids Day and highlighted that Northern Ireland is the only one of the twelve UK regions without an MRI Scanner for children.

Their support throughout the six counties demonstrated that a scanner for the Children’s Hospital in Belfast, the regional centre for this area, is a right for every child in this country.

On the day 250 volunteers were on the ground while many others toiled away in the background to allow this magnificent total of £22,500 to be raised.

Their day is done and they have every right to feel proud of their efforts but the fundraising for the Children’s MRI Scanner goes on.

So give now by texting ‘Scan 6′ to 70003 to donate £3 to the appeal or donate through the appeal website:- www.mriscannerappeal.org