What will you do?

Whatever your age, skills or interests there is always a way to participate in a fundraising activity and make a real difference to a child’s life.

Run, walk, bake, sing, skydive, cycle, swim or organise a ball/gala are just some of the many things our supporters have done to raise money for our charity.

Whether it is a personal challenge, special occasion or team, work, school or religious based event, the money you raise will go towards sending our specialist medical volunteers to some of the poorest countries in the world to operate on babies and children. Without your help and our action many of these vulnerable children will die.

In addition to raising money in your fundraising activity you will also be raising awareness of our work which extends our outreach and contributes to our growth. Your efforts will create a positive impact to the future of children’s lives.

Our greatest wish is to see that every child is always smiling.

Here’s a few things you can do to fundraise for our charity and help us save more children’s lives:

• Take part in a challenging event – Run, Walk, Cycle
• Organise your own fundraiser
• Sponsored cake bake
• Sponsored Fasting
• Christmas Jumper Day
• Dress down day at school or at work
• Fundraise in your community
• Fundraise at your celebration or religious event
• Fundraise at your Student Society at University or college
• Fundraise on social media

All medical volunteers take annual or unpaid leave to go on our life saving missions with some taking 2-3 weeks per year

Some of our Fundraisers

Steve’s Tuk Tuk Challenge




Sahil & Joe’s Half Marathon


Stars & Stripes Ball

Rajiv’s Birthday FB Fundraiser

Total Giving

Total Giving is a portal whereby you can create your fundraising page. Your supporters can then sponsor your event/challenge by donating directly to your page. Total Giving also allows you to make a direct donation to Healing Little Hearts charity page – search Healing Little Hearts or click here.

Create your fundraising page on Facebook

You can now create your Fundraising page on Facebook. The advantages being no fees are taken so you can be assured that all the money you raise comes directly to us. In addition, if your supporters are UK tax payers they would be able to opt for Gift Aid on both Total Giving and Facebook Fundraiser. Gift Aid will increase the donation by 25%. To create your fundraising page on Facebook click here.

Download our sponsorship form

If you prefer to raise money in person, to help support your fundraising event we have created a sponsorship form. To download click here.

How your money helps

With at least 96p in every pound you donate going directly to saving children’s lives, you can be assured the money you raise will make a lasting difference.

For further information on fundrasing for Healing Little Hearts please email us on: info@healinglittlehearts.org.uk

Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege

Other ways you can Get Involved

Sponsor a child


For just £40 a month over one year or by making a single donation of £500, your sponsorship with… read more



Our volunteers are an integral part of our charity and growth. From medical professionals offering their time… read more

Collection box


Our collection boxes are a simple way for you to help raise vital funds and awareness for Healing Little Hearts charity… read more

Steve Tuk Tuk Challenge

In July 2017, Pensioner and grandfather-of-ten Steve Gibbs, 77 embarked on a personal challenge to raise money and awareness for our charity. He did a ‘12 point challenge’ by travelling 3,000 miles over a 3 week period around mainland England, Scotland and Wales in an Indian Bajaj motorised rickshaw (Tuk Tuk). With the support of Specsavers (Wigston branch, Leicester) Steve met his target of raising £6,000 to fund a camp and operate on 12 children. For full story please click here.

Steve from Leicester, was inspired to fundraise for our charity by his daughter Helene. Helene is a PICU nurse in Bristol and has volunteered her time and skills on two camps for Healing Little Hearts.

Since his Fundraising Challenge, Steve has now become an active Committee Member for our charity and is already planning his next Fundraiser for 2019 – a bunny run from Land‘s End to John O’Groats in an electric car, sponsored by Renault Retail Ltd. Steve’s aim is to beat the UK record of 29 hours.

Lesley's Skydive

On 5th January 2018, Lesley Mistry from Leicester took to the skies in Dubai to raise money for Healing Little Hearts. Having regularly volunteered for the charity in many ways including going on the camps as a fully qualified nurse, Lesley personally wanted to raise funds to save at least two childrens lives. She raised enough to save four childrens lives and felt the experience of fundraising was greatly rewarding.

Sahil & Joe’s Half Marathon

On Saturday 15th October 2017, coincidently we had two fundraisers running half marathons – Sahil Nichani in Leicester and Joe Morris in Manchester. They both wanted to make a difference to the lives of children with Congenital Heart Disease in developing countries. Together they raised enough money to save 6 children’s lives.



Stars & Stripes Ball

Founded by Claire Cathcart in 2017, Team 1c is an extraordinary group of people. The team consists of Claire and her friends who she met through Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool. Their children were all born with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). They were inspired to raise money for Healing Little Hearts by the cardiac team who look after their own children. Many of the cardiac team from Alder Hey, lead by Ramana Dhannapuneni regularly go on our camps. Team 1c have funded 8 camps to date by various fundraising activities and events. To read more about Team 1c please click here.

Rajiv’s Birthday Facebook Fundraiser

Dr Rajiv Wadhwa is committed to helping the poor and this year donated his birthday to charity. He set up a Facebook Fundraiser and invited his friends and family to donate to our charity instead of giving him a present. He raised a whopping £1609 which would aid our charity to perform heart operations on three children in the developing world.