ECHO - Connecting the Children's Heart Community

Why we need you

Why we need you

ECHO provides a wide range of support services for children with heart conditions and their families. But there’s just no way we can carry on doing what we do without your help.

All ECHO families know what it is to be touched by congenital & acquired heart disease in some way, and whilst every family’s story is unique there are often similarities.

Our parents & young people tell us the only people who truly understand what they are going through are other heart families – ours is a community of shared experience and understanding.

ECHO’s intrinsic value is demonstrated through the very community it represents.

If ECHO did not exist there would be no viable alternative to the support we offer to families. The help we provide is not available via the NHS or any of the hospitals or agencies we work with. Families would lose lifeline support when they need it most.

We’re lucky to have excellent support from many ECHO members, as well as their friends and families. We’re also fortunate to work with partners in the form of companies, trusts and philanthropists.

But for all the help we do provide – there are other services we cannot run because we don’t have the money or resources needed. There are waiting lists for existing services and children who aren’t getting as much support as we want to give because we cannot afford to.

We need your help to provide essential support – it’s as simple as that.

Over the next five years we aim to increase our revenue, grow our team of volunteers and motivate more and more people to support children with heart conditions and their families through our work as we make a big impact as a small charity.

We want the families of every newly diagnosed child or young person with a heart condition to be able to turn to ECHO for help when they need it. 

Whether it’s by donating, fundraising or volunteering – we’d like to take you with us.

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