Heart Children Ireland
About Heart Children Ireland
Heart Children Ireland is a support group for parents and families of children with a Congenital Heart Disorder. CHD is the most common of all birth defects affecting one in every one hundred children born at present. About half of all babies born with CHD will require heart operations.
They are a nationwide organisation with over 1,000 member families. Heart Children Ireland was founded in 1990 and they are a registered charity. They are a completely voluntary group with no government funding who depend on their own fundraising and donations from individuals and businesses. Over the last 22 years they have raised over €2.5m for the cardiac unit in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.
Heart Children Ireland has been Chill Insurance’s Charity partner since 2013. Chill Insurance has sponsored the printing costs and distribution of the wonderful Heart Children Ireland Calendar. The calendar is produced by Heart Children Ireland volunteer Aoife O’Driscoll and her Husband John at no cost to the charity.
Margaret Rogers of Heart Children Ireland was kind enough to say the following: "Our partnership with Chill Insurance has enabled us to continue to offer support to our children and young adults (and their families). So far, this partnership has raised €116k. Our T-Shirts are also sponsored by Chill further reducing our costs and enabling us to channel funds into much needed services. It is a pleasure working with Fergal Lynch and his team who not only offer us fab coffee when we meet but more importantly, encouragement and support!"
For more information on Heart Children Ireland you can visit their website here