The Somerville Foundation is the only UK wide charity dedicated to providing support for young people and adults born with all types of heart conditions (Congenital Heart Disease).

Founded by Professor Jane Somerville in 1993, the charity exists to create a world where they receive excellent medical care, and lead longer, happier, healthy lives.

We aim to:

  • Provide all congenital heart patients with accurate, timely information and advice. Allowing them to grasp opportunities, take informed decisions and make positive lifestyle choices
  • Combat isolation and poverty
  • Fight discrimination through campaigns, education and the promotion of congenital heart patients’ rights
  • Enable congenital heart patients to share and learn from experiences and support each other.

Our mission is to ensure all patients enjoy access to every opportunity, are free from discrimination and are fully supported throughout their life. Our primary focus is to deliver tailored services, that are patient led. Our charity relies on donations from the public, CHD Communities and businesses to enable us to provide services and support and their involvement in fundraising and running campaigns to improve services is essential.

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Get in touch by email: or call us: 01473 252007