Our charity was founded 40 years ago, in 1983, by Dr Michael Joseph, the first Paediatric Cardiologist at Evelina London, together with parents of children with heart conditions. The charity came about from a desire to provide families with emotional support, with parents often feeling lonely and isolated, having no one to speak to except medical staff.
Over the past four decades ECHO has grown in size, and in the range of support it provides and has built and maintained strong relationships with medical, nursing and professional teams within Evelina London networks.
ECHO is regarded by many as a second family and a strong network to be part of at all life stages of their heart journey. Often people access support in a crisis and again years later as they reach different milestones.
To mark 40 years of helping thousands of families during our history, we’ve launched the 40 for 40 challenge.
We’d love you to raise £40 and join our paper chain, alternatively, raise over £83, 1983 was the year we launched, and we’ll send you an ECHO pin badge.
If you need help to get set up for receiving donations and sponsorship go to: https://echo-uk.org/get-involved/fundraise/.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your own idea for a 40 for 40 fundraiser, ECHO would love to hear from you, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.