Children's Heartbeat Trust
The Children's Heartbeat Trust provides practical and emotional support to parents and families of children and young people with heart disease in Northern Ireland. Heart disease is now the most common problem at birth in Northern Ireland. Over 200 babies a year are born with heart disease. One third of these children will require further investigation and/ or surgery. The Children’s Heartbeat Trust works closely with the Clark Clinic at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children to help fund top quality medical equipment and initiatives, to ensure that children with heart disease in Northern Ireland receive the best care and treatment possible. The Children’s Heartbeat Trust is a local charity, funded solely from public donations. We provide support in a number of ways including; - Financial support for Clark Clinic - Family Support Groups throughout Northern Ireland - Parent accommodation at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children - Parent support and information networks - Research into heart disease in children - Counselling Services Your support will help change the lives of children with heart disease in Northern Ireland.
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Please visit: We're doing it for this little soldier!

Oscar was diagnosed with high risk Neuroblastoma (an extremely rare and aggressive childhood cancer) on 30th November 2011.

As far as is known, Oscar is the only child in the world ever to have Jacobsen Syndrome and Neuroblastoma. The odds of this are about TEN BILLION TO ONE.

We need your help to raise £2,000,000 for a dedicated children's MRI Scanner at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children (RBHSC). The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children is the only children's hospital in the UK not to have an MRI Scanner. 

This means that children like Oscar in Northern Ireland may have to undergo treatments involving radiation or invasive procedures instead of benefitting from a safe and repeatable MRI scan.

Oscar has sat on long waiting lists in order to receive an MRI scan, which delayed his diagnosis. He has had to have high risk CT scans instead of a harmless MRI scan because there is just no availability.

Please donate and help us provide the safest and best possible treatment for sick children in Northern Ireland. The Children's MRI Scanner Appeal is being ran in partnership by four local children's charities; Helping Hand, Carrickmannon MRI Scanner Children's Appeal, Northern Ireland Children's Cancer Unit Fund and the Children's Heartbeat Trust.

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27.05.12 Well done Vicky! Love to all, Lucy & Russ xx

27.05.12 Good luck in the triathlon Vicky


26.05.12 Good luck tomorrow Vic in the Triathlon. Go Team Oscar xx

26.05.12 Donation has come via Vicky Latham running in the Go Green Cheshire Triathlon in Nantwich. All the best Vicky.




11.05.12 Hope you reach the target :-)





06.05.12 Hope u all had a great night!!


06.05.12 Team Oscar!!!!

05.05.12 Sorry I can't be there! Enjoy!





05.05.12 GOOD LUCK

04.05.12 I heard about Oscar from my Aunty Karen and cousin Chloe. Me and my class mates made buns and sold them to other kids in the school (Yr6 St Francis Catholic Primary, Bradford).

04.05.12 Have a ball! Oscar's an inspiration to everyone - never complains,just gets on with it.


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