CHD Awareness Week 2013

Where: UK: online, near you, everywhere

During the week, we will do our best to do fundraising and raise awareness but IF you would like to get involved, please email us

Competition time: Word Search

Two prizes up for grabs: a T-shirt and a key-ring, all you need to do is find the two words that are misspelt and with the CHD Fact which will be spelt out from the remaining letters. To download the word search click on CHD Word Search 2013. All entries to be emailed to by 6.30 pm on 21st February.

Here is a list of what is happening so far:

  • Wear Red Day, 14th February but it can be any day during the week.
  • A week of personal stories
  • Leah E’s children’s school are bringing a bag of pennies to make a huge heart of them in the playground or school hall on 14th February.
  • Melissa (one of our Faces) works in a nursery and her uniform is red so they are going to be wearing blue instead o a day during awareness week.
  • Tracy of Angels Jewellery are donating the sale of All Butterfly necklaces and pendants sold between the 6th January 2013 until 14th of February (CHD Awareness Day) to CHD-UK. To purchase a necklace or pendant click here
  • Sean P’s work have organised an Red Wear day to raise awareness on 14th February.
  • We will update you all on what others are doing for CHD Awareness Week.

Coffee Meet Ups: Come and make new friends from young people/adults to children and their families whilst raising awareness and wearing red for Congenital Heart Defects, as well as having a coffee and a chat.


  • To continue raising awareness of Congenital Heart Defect’s (CHD’s)
  • Every year over 1,000,000 babies are born worldwide with a Congenital Heart Defect and 100,000 of them will not live to see their first birthday, and thousands more die before they reach adulthood.
  • Promote echocardiograms and pulse oximetry.
  • Continuing to raise money to buy the multi-function patient monitor via ‘Wallace & Gromit The Grand Appeal Charity’ (Charity Registration No. 1043603) who will direct all the funds raised for the multi-function patient monitor to Bristol Children’s Hospital, Ward 32.
  • If you have any reasons that you would like to be added then please email us and we will add them here ‘state Why in the email’. This is for you to help us, help you spread awareness of the number ONE birth defect.


CHD Awareness Week tattoo designed by Melissa Milly Bedford, an adult who was born with AVSD (Atrioventricular Septal Defect)