The Love Hearts appeal

Love Hearts appeal

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.

Thanks to the commitment of all those who have supported the Love Hearts Appeal, we have already successfully funded:

  • A new cubicle in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
  • A pioneering research project looking at how the use of a child’s own immune cells may help reduce the future need for so many anti-rejection drugs after transplant.

Bill Bryson, patron of the Love Hearts Appeal:

"Nothing is more precious than a child's life. Please support this vital campaign."

By supporting the Love Hearts Appeal, you’ll be helping support seriously ill children and their families from across the UK when they need it most.