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The Ortus Group chooses Children’s Heartbeat Trust as Annual Charity Partner
The Ortus Group has announced it has partnered with Children’s Heartbeat Trust in 2016/17 to raise vital funds for the charity.
Ortus run a number of charity and community events throughout the year for different charities but this year has decided to focus on an annual cause within the community. The company is planning on organising a range of internal and external events to support the annual contribution as well as partaking in Children’s Heartbeat Trust campaigns.
In 2015, Ortus’ 8th Annual Charity Golf Day took place for Children’s Heartbeat Trust raising £7,000 for the charity. The funds were used to:
Provide 83 confidential family counselling sessions which are available to all heart families through Carecall.
Furnish two brand new respite caravans in Newcastle and Ballycastle so that heart families can get a break from the stresses of daily living with heart disease and the hospital environment. Fifty-seven families will enjoy staying in them this year.
Lynn Cowan, Fundraiser for Children’s Heartbeat Trust commented:
“The support from Ortus has been hugely beneficial to date and we are delighted to have been named as the first annual charity partner with the company.
The funds allowed us to continue providing our support services to the many children and young people in Northern Ireland living with heart disease. As well as raising money, Ortus have also helped us to raise awareness of heart disease in children and our work in local communities across Northern Ireland. We look forward to working with them and developing our services with their support.”
Following this event, and seeing the impact the funds have had on so many Northern Irish Families Ortus CEO, Seamus O’Prey, is pleased to partner with the charity:
“As a social enterprise, Ortus are focussed on regeneration of the local area, providing mentoring and training to businesses at any stage of their cycle and supporting those within our community. Therefore, raising funds for other charities and community groups and giving back is central to our social ethos.
After the impact our support in 2015 had upon Children’s Heartbeat Trust we are delighted to name them as our first Annual Charity, supporting their work through a number of different events throughout the year.”
For more information on Ortus please contact Sheila Harper. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 02890 311 002.
We are delighted to be offering another paediatric first aid training course in association with REC First Aid Trainers N.I.
This course is FREE and available to any heart parents in Northern Ireland whose child has heart disease. The course runs for one full day and will include training on the use of a defibrillator.
Saturday 21st May – 9am to 5pm
Banbridge Enterprise Centre, Scarva Road, Banbridge
Tea breaks and lunch will be provided to all participants on the day.
Booking is essential so if you are interested please get in touch with Lynn via email email@example.com or call 028 9031 2228 / 074 8337 4910.
Calling all Heart Mums!
Come along and join us for an afternoon of indulgence with the most amazing views over Belfast from the Penthouse Suite!
SUNDAY 8TH MAY – 2PM TO 5PM
Relax, enjoy afternoon tea, scones, massages and nail bar! A lovely pamper day for our heart mums!
Booking is essential so if you would like to go please contact Alison on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 028 9031 2228.
A massive thank you to all who attended our first teens information event in partnership with the Belfast Trust. This event was a great success and a wonderful opportunity for teens and parents to hear first hand how transition from the children’s to the adult’s service works and the perfect time to ask live questions to the team. If you would have liked to attend the event but were unable to, we made some notes!! If you would like a copy, please email us at email@example.com.
Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May will see over 17,000 people hitting the streets of Belfast as they take part in the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. We are on the lookout for heart heroes to take part in aid of Children’s Heartbeat Trust by signing up for the walk, fun run, relay or full marathon.
To be a racing heart for CHT, please register your place with the marathon office and then email lynn@childrensheartbeattru
st.org to get your t-shirt/vest and fundraising pack!
If running’s not your thing we are also on the lookout for people to cheer our heart heroes along the way at our designated cheering stations.
If you or your friends and family are free to help please get in touch on 028 9031 2228 or email lynn@childrensheartbeattru
Any support you can offer is greatly appreciated.
Dont forget to join our facebook page event to keep up to date with the event:
It’s been another busy week here at CHT HQ. Thanks again to everyone for their fantastic support to date in 2016. You have all been awesome and we can’t thank you enough! Here’s just a selection of some of the fab fundraising which has been happening lately.
It’s March and our fundraisers have been busy bees over the past few weeks. We are indebted to each and every one of you for raising vital funds and awareness of our work. Don’t forget if you’re planning a fundraising event, please get in touch with our fundraiser Lynn.
On Saturday 12 March we are organising a Transition Information Event about moving from the children’s cardiac service to the adult cardiac services. This is a great opportunity for our heart teens, parents and carers to meet the clinical transition team and hear from a variety of dr’s, nurses and speakers talking all things transition!
We know that change can be daunting, particularly when it is something this important so we hope that after this event you feel much more informed and have a better idea of what to expect as you move towards adult services in Belfast. It’s also a brilliant chance to get to meet new teens and families AND there will be pizza : )
It’s Friday which means it’s time for a Fab Fundraising Friday. Thank you again to everyone who has supported us through recent fundraising events. We are soo grateful for your wonderful support. Check out just a snippet of the things which have been happening in aid of the charity.
If your fundraising don’t forget to inform us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
There was love in the air at the Children’s Heartbeat Trust Valentine’s Ball held at the Hilton Hotel in Belfast on Saturday 13th February. Organised by the charities Belfast Family Support Group the event was a huge success of glitz and glamour, raising vital awareness and funds for the charity.
Over 240 people packed into the Hotel for a three course evening meal, followed by a raffle, auction and live music from Mother’s Little Helpers.
Our sincere thanks must be extended to everyone who attended the evening, donated, and all businesses who provided raffle and auction prizes for the evening. Your generosity bares no bounds and we are extremely grateful for your contribution.
To date over £13,500 has been raised from the event which will go towards supporting local families here who’s children are living with a heart defect. What an amazing amount!
Take a glimpse at some of our photos from the evening! More can be found on our facebook page by clicking HERE.