Children's Heartbeat Trust

Children's Heartbeat Trust

Children's Heartbeat Trust
Howard Building, HF12
Belfast
BT13 2JF
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

9am - 6pm

Children's Heartbeat Trust is a local charity that provides emotional and practical support to families affected by heart disease in children and young people.

Children’s Heartbeat Trust funds lots of different support services for heart families.  This is delivered through the following methods:

  1. Financial support for Clark Clinic at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children

Clark Clinic is Northern Ireland’s only regional unit for children that need specialist treatment for heart conditions.  The Children’s Heartbeat Trust helps fund top quality medical equipment and pioneering medical initiatives to ensure that children and young people with heart disease in Northern Ireland receive the best care and treatment possible in an age-appropriate and comfortable environment.

  1. Provision of accommodation for parents

Children’s Heartbeat Trust maintains accommodation directly above Clark Clinic for parents to avail of as necessary when their child is being treated.  This allows parents to stay at the hospital in comfortable surroundings, in what is often a traumatic time, both for the child and the parent.  This accommodation is especially invaluable to parents who would otherwise have to travel long distances to and from the hospital.                                                                 

  1. Family Support Groups and Services throughout N.I

Family Support Groups are set up throughout the province to provide local support. Through regular groups led by volunteer family coordinators, heart families have the opportunity to meet other families who are experiencing similar issues and problems. We also develop and deliver a range of family support services, from counselling to music therapy to first aid training.  These services also include tailored support for families during their child’s treatment and care.

A teenage support programme is also now up and running to give teenagers with heart disease the opportunity to meet other teens facing similar lifestyle matters.   

  1. Research

We aim to fund and support research into the causes and treatment of heart disease in children.  This research will improve health and lifestyle outcomes for children and young people living with heart disease.

  1. Campaigning & Advocacy

We campaign on policy issues that will improve outcomes and lifestyle for children and young people with heart disease.  We promote and progress key service requirements to ensure children and young people with heart disease have the same equitable treatment and access to care that enjoyed across UK and Europe.

Children's Heartbeat Trust's COVID-19 Support Services

Children's Heartbeat Trust's Content

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Fundraiser Outdoor Activity

Children's Heartbeat Trust

Come and join the fun in and out of the water as Lurgan Masters and Open Water Swim club host a charity open water swim and Family fun day at Lough Neagh Discovery Centre on Saturday 14th September.
Dates:
14 September 2019
Craigavon
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Fundraiser

Children's Heartbeat Trust

Take on a unique and thrilling challenge of abseiling 100ft down the side of one of Belfast’s most iconic buildings – Belfast Castle!
Dates:
06 October 2019
Belfast
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Fundraiser Outdoor Activity

Children's Heartbeat Trust

Enjoyment, exhilaration and adrenaline rushing is what you will experience as you jump 10,000ft out of a plane and freefall through blue skies for 7,000ft before your canopy opens and you glide to the ground and enjoy spectacular views across Northern Ireland. All in aid of local heart children!
Dates:
23 June 2019
Coleraine
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Fundraiser Outdoor Activity

Children's Heartbeat Trust

Take on a unique and thrilling challenge by zipping 1000 ft across the River Lagan in Belfast, reaching speeds up to 40 mph! A sure fire way to get your heart racing for Children’s Heartbeat Trust.
Dates:
18 May 2019
Belfast
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Fundraiser

Children's Heartbeat Trust

Join us as we host a fabulous charity ball at Stormont Hotel on Saturday 11th May 2019.
Dates:
11 May 2019
Belfast
Sir AP McCoy joins starting gate for new Children’s Heart Centre
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Children's Heartbeat Trust

Children’s Heartbeat Trust are holding an exclusive dinner with World Champion Jockey, Sir Anthony McCoy at Belfast City Hall on the 21st April.

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Children's Heartbeat Trust

Children's Heartbeat Trust are delighted to offer for the first time charity places to trek Kilimanjaro - the world's highest freestanding mountain!

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Children's Heartbeat Trust

Children's Heartbeat Trust are delighted to offer for the first time charity places to trek Kilimanjaro - the world's highest freestanding mountain!

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Children's Heartbeat Trust

Lurgan-based global packaging giant Huhtamaki has joined forces with Bryson Recycling and five local councils for a brand new recycling scheme which aims to significantly boost local recycling rates while raising much-needed funds for charity.

More Information

Type of Organisation

VCSE

NI Charity Number

NI102410

Team

  • Sarah Quinlan
  • Cathy Dalton