The Love Hearts appeal

When Catherine MacLachlan was a teenager, she was rushed to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) suffering from a serious heart condition, which resulted in a heart transplant.

To celebrate turning 21, Catherine and her family set up the Love Hearts appeal, with author Bill Bryson as its patron.

We formed the charity because we felt it was the right time to give something back to GOSH, the place that really gave me a second chance"

What the Love Hearts appeal funds

The Love Hearts appeal funds groundbreaking research that could help save the lives of children undergoing heart transplants. The project aims to understand the cause of the most common reason for transplant failure and find out what steps could be taken to overcome it.

What we want to put our money towards now is this new research project that is already up and running and is looking at improving the quality of life after transplant" 

Find out more by watching our Love Hearts film.

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Help the MacLachlans fundraise for groundbreaking research that can help to create a better future for seriously ill children by donating below. 

Donate here

To find out more about Catherine and the Love Hearts Appeal click here.