Just 60 years ago, the majority of babies born with a heart defect did not survive to see their first birthday. Today, there are over 250,000 adults with a congenital heart defect (CHD) living in the UK.

The Somerville Foundation exists to create a world where everyone born with a heart condition who reaches adulthood receives excellent medical care, leads a healthy happy life and reaches their full potential. Our provision of accurate, timely advice helps CHD patients make informed decisions and positive lifestyle choices. We also fight discrimination, combat isolation and poverty for CHD patients and enable them to share and learn from experiences.