Heart Link (East Midlands Children's Heart Care Association) was founded in 1981 as a support organisation for parents and families who had a child with a heart condition.
We have also been more committed over time to enhancing facilities for our young patients and their families, as well as giving much-needed quality medical equipment.
Our goal has always been to do our utmost to deliver the best service possible.
All of our officials, committee members, and volunteers volunteer their time without compensation or reimbursement, and our administrative expenditures are kept to a minimum.
We have raised well over £6 million since 1981, thanks to the wonderful support and generosity of the general public. This has been used to fund both major and minor undertakings.
It is hard work but every penny raised is used, in some way, to benefit the children and their families.
This fundraising and expenditure shows the commitment of Heart Link and its supporters to do all they can for their members and the children's Cardiac Surgery Unit, now at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.
We would not be able to do all this without the help and support of our wonderful fundraisers.