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CHUF aim to achieve this vision by supporting the children and families who receive treatment by the Children’s Heart Unit based at Freeman Hospital and raising vital funds for large and small pieces of equipment, facilities, aftercare, salaries and research.
CHUF’s charitable activities go far beyond that of providing medical equipment and personnel; the charity provides holistic care to children and their families by providing services and facilities that allow heart children to develop their skills and mature as any healthy child normally would. CHUF supports pioneering research and services that contributes to heart heroes’ ability to achieve their full potential.
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Major projects that demonstrate some of CHUFs charitable activities include: working in partnership with The Sick Children’s Trust a home from home for parents and families called Scott House (worth £1.6 million), named after the Scott family who founded CHUF, and extensive play facilities (worth £300,000).
In 2016, CHUF extended its reach to the six District General Hospitals in the vast Northern region meaning that more patients can rely on CHUF funded services outside of Newcastle, to support them closer to home.
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CHUF is working closely with the NENC CHD network to continue to support cardiac care across the region, inspire innovation and improve care.
‘The development of the CHD network provides a great opportunity to align with the priorities and objectives of the Children’s Heart Unit Fund (CHUF) charity. Together with CHUF the network will establish a patient engagement group to support children and families throughout their CHD journey and into adulthood.’
NENC CHD network annual report 19/20
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The cardiac nurses from the Freeman Hospital are running the virtual Great North Run to raise money for CHUF.
The team met with Brendan Foster and were interviewed for BBC Breakfast news
Kaye appearing on BBC Breakfast