Football Tournament – Sunday 17th April

April 4th, 2016



















Killylea Church Tea Party – Sat 23rd April

April 3rd, 2016


Fab Fundraiser Friday 25.3.16

March 25th, 2016

Once again we are indebted to everyone who has donated to our work, whether it be popping change into a charity collection box, holding an event or sponsoring someone. Thank you all for your continued support. Here are just some of the supporters we caught on camera! ūüôā x


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St Patricks Legamaddy

Anna Tumelty is pictured with her class at St¬†Patrick’s¬†Primary School in¬†Legamaddy presenting Lynn with a cheque for ¬£150. They held a Rock Red Day to raise awareness of heart disease in children.

YPI St Ciarans College

Olivia, Megan and Leona from St Ciaran’s College are pictured with Leona’s sister Sinead. The pupils took part in the YPI Project and chose Children’s Heartbeat Trust as their charity. The girls got through to the finals with their presentation about Sinead and how she and the family have been supported by the charity. A huge thanks must go to the girls on helping us to raise vital awareness of our work and about¬†congenital¬†heart disease.

Memorial Darts Match

A memorial darts match was held in Aidan O’Driscoll’s memory for Children’s Heartbeat Trust. ¬£615 was raised and pictured is Aidan’s kids (centre) Odhran and Hannah along with Gerard Grimes from The Mill Wheel presenting the cheque to Cara Monaghan (left) and Mary Jo McCourt and her daughter Cara. Both Cara’s are local to the area and have a congenital heart defect which is why they choose to support the charity

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Caolan Ward is pictured with pupils from his class at Hollybush Primary School presenting Lynn with a fundraising cheque for ¬£590. The money was raised by the school wearing Red to raise awareness of heart disease in children and Caolan’s mummy, Jennifer (pictured far right) also held a coffee morning. Thanks must go to everyone who supported the school and Jennifer with their events!

Spinathon – Sat 28th May 2016

March 17th, 2016

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Foyle Golf Club Charity Open – 21st May 2016

March 17th, 2016

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Teen’s transition information event – Cafe Renoir

March 17th, 2016

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


In attendance was our new family support worker. He is affectionately known as the ‘New Cathy’ but his real name is Ross.


The Clinical Team From left to Right; Dr Chris Lockhart – Congenital Cardiologist Jan Gordon – Adult congenital heart disease clinical specialist Catherine Faulkner – Paediatric congenital heart disease clinical nurse specialist and Dr Brian Crossan – Paediatric congenital cardiologist They all described how they wish for the transition service to be smooth and seemless. Dr Chris assured families that as a team, they meet regularly for information sharing.


Our guest speaker Nadine McGaffin sharing her life experiences with moving from Childrens to Adult services as well as how she navigated through schoold, University and work.



Break Out session: Discussing new App for Teens



Some of our Teens enjoying getting together at the event.


Be A Racing Heart!

March 14th, 2016

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 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

Any support you can offer is greatly appreciated.

Dont forget to join our facebook page event to keep up to date with the event:



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Fab Friday 11.3.16

March 11th, 2016

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.


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Ballyclare Youth Group Ballyclare Youth Group held a Valentine’s Disco as part of Heart Week and raised £130 for the charity. Pictured is the Youth Group having lots of fun during their fundraising night.

Clounagh Junior High

Year 8 pupils from Clounagh Junior High in Portadown are seen pictured presenting Heart Mum, Christine Herron with a cheque for £2,727.10. A sponsored silence was organised by Christine’s niece, Amy-Lee Henderson in memory of Christine’s son Bailey.

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Denise Mc Entee is pictured with her colleagues from Bunzl-McLaughlin Catering Supplies with a charity cheque for £1,050. The funds were raised through the management and staff taking part in the charities Rock Red Campaign and from Denise’s family and friends who donated in lieu of gifts as part of her 50th Birthday Celebrations at The Old Coach in Castleblaney. So much was raised on the night and Denise would like to thank everyone for their generosity.

Memory Team Armagh

The Memory Team at Mullinure Hospital in Armagh are pictured presenting £261.05 for the charity. The funds were raised from a coffee morning held for staff member Judith Kyle-Gallagher who has a close connection to the charity and in memory of her son Cody.

Rathfriland Quiz

Lynn is pictured receiving a cheque from Joseph Cunningham, Conor Fitzpatrick, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Kerry Cunningham and Genna Fitzpatrick. The money was raised from a quiz which Joseph organised at the Depot Bar in Rathfriland for his niece Genna who was supported by the charity when she was a baby.

Wright Family

The Wright Family are pictured presenting Lynn with a cheque for ¬£1,000. The money was raised from Portadown Cycling Club (¬£600) and the family Business D√©cor-Wright Paints Ltd (¬£400) when they held a raffle. Pictured is Andrew, Annabeth, Zara, Jennifer and Noah with Lynn from Children’s Heartbeat Trust.

The Surgery Comber

Pictured are staff from The Surgery, Comber who assisted with selling Rosemary McNally’s handmade Christmas Trees over Christmas. £700 was raised for the charity and the staff are pictured presenting the cheque. L-R: Marlene Leslie, Louise Carson, Helena Drysdale, Rosemary McNally, Rosemary Johnston and Laura Kilpatrick.

Fab Friday 4.3.16

March 4th, 2016

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.


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Jill Hawthorne and baby Josh are pictured presenting £200 to Lynn from CHT. Also pictured is Dylan Bruce and Jamie Bloomer along with Chloe and Ellie-Mae Bruce. The money was raised from a memorial darts competition held in memory of Brian Bruce.

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Maxine Brookes, Paul Crooks, Sam Eakin and Francine Hillemand from the Education Authority NI are pictured with their fundraising cheque totalling £3,135.00 for the Children’s Heartbeat Trust. The money was raised from a series of fundraising events held throughout the year including Run Armagh, Tour of Orchard Cycle and a Christmas Raffle

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Pictured are members from the High Flyers Gymnastic Club in West Belfast who held a #RockRedFriday event to help raise awareness and funds for the charity. In total they raised £200!

KC Performance

KC Performance in Portadown recently held a show in aid of the charity. Pictured are members of the performance school happily presenting £100 to Lynn from the charity.

SRC Dungannon

Students and staff from South West College in Dungannon are pictured presenting Lynn from CHT with a cheque for £502.00. The Level 3 Business class, and as part of their Business Project Management module set up and ran their own small enterprise with 10% of their profits going to Children’s Heartbeat Trust. They also ran a craft fair at the Dungannon Campus with proceeds going to the charity.

St Malachy's PS Ballymoyer

St Malachy’s Primary School in Ballymoyer cheer their recent fundraising for the charity. The school took part in our Art Competition and held a Rock Red Event which raised £250

Thornfield House School & Outreach Services

Pupils from Thornfield House School and Outreach Centre are pictured presenting £200 for the charity. The School Council choose the charity to support and held a non-uniform day to raise funds.

West Down Wheelers

Clive Adamson from West Down Wheelers is pictured donating £300 to Dany Blondeel for Children’s Heartbeat Trust. The money was raised from proceeds of the Tour of Down Charity Cycle.

The Carnival of Life Charity Ball – 5th November

February 29th, 2016