Hello from ECHO’s Chief Executive, Samantha Johnson
Our mission is to make a difference to the lives of heart children and their families.
At ECHO, we know that discovering your child has a potentially life threatening heart condition is one of the hardest things any parent can hear. Many families find it difficult to cope and welcome additional support, which is why ECHO exists.
I want to thank each and every one of our supporters and volunteers for the difference they have made to the lives of children with heart conditions and their families, as we reflect on our impact in 2018.
Here are some of the ECHO highlights from 2018:
We are looking forward to supporting more families, as our membership is growing and we continue to support children, parents and their extended families.
We have continued to support families within the Evelina London Children’s Hospital networks who are not members with our softer support such as our toy chest, resources for families, care bags, cardiac family support worker and our ward visits and events.
Once again I want to thank our members, volunteers and supporters – you work with our small team to achieve so much.
I love meeting people linked to ECHO who believe in our vision: “A world where the emotional, social, financial and medical needs of heart families are met.” With your help, we will continue to work hard trying to get closer to our vision.
Chief Executive, ECHO
We want to have an even greater impact and have committed to helping even more families over the next year.
In spite of being a small charity, we aim to have a big impact and are committed to making ambitious changes. We will always work with members to provide the service they need and value the relationships we have with them.
Thank you to our supporters for helping us to achieve everything we have so far – we need your support going forwards.