Supporting the Young at Heart Charity in 2024

HealthTrust Europe is proud to be partnering with Young at Heart as its charity of the year for 2024. The Birmingham-based charity has been supporting the families of children with heart conditions for over 40 years, helping to connect people with shared experiences and raise money for vital, life-saving equipment.

Over the course of the next 9-months, HealthTrust Europe’s team will pursue a range of activities to raise funds for this cause, echoing the Young at Heart ethos of ‘giving, not taking’. This is the seventh consecutive year that HealthTrust Europe has partnered with an annual charity and builds on the donation of £6,333 to last year’s charity partner, the Miscarriage Association.

The Young at Heart Charity was established in 1982 by a group of parents of children with heart conditions, with the mission of offering additional support to other families in similar situations. Since this time, and through partnerships with organisations like HealthTrust Europe, the charity has been able to provide a forum for families to meet socially for trips, parties, and other events.

The Charity has also been responsible for much of the progress made in cardiac services in the Birmingham-region, including in increasing intensive care beds, providing INR (International Normalised Ratio) machines, fundraising £2 million for a hybrid operating theatre, and providing defibrillators to families and to Birmingham’s Children Hospital.

The work of the Young at Heart Charity has helped patients with heart conditions to access the facilities and care they need, closer to home. This not only improves healthcare outcomes and quality of life, but also provides essential support to the families of patients with heart conditions.

Claire Donnelly, Chair of Trustees: “We are delighted to have been chosen as HealthTrust Europe’s charity partner and we look forward to working with the team of volunteers to fundraise as much as possible for Young at Heart over the course of the year.”

Geoffrey Brown, Portfolio Lead at HealthTrust Europe: “We are honoured to be working with the Young at Heart Charity this year to improve the lives of young people with heart conditions and their families.

Volunteering is a crucial way to support the local community, and we’re proud to be in the seventh year of our annual charity partnership programme, demonstrating our commitment to charitable endeavours

Over the next twelve months, our team will be delivering a variety of activities to help fundraise for the Young at Heart Charity and we look forward to building on our record of charitable giving.”