Invitation to Marketing the Midlands Heart UK eventMarketing the Midlands is pleased to announce that we will be co-hosting the “Helping Tiny Hearts in Birmingham” networking event on Wednesday 11th September from 5:30pm at The Oriental Restaurant in The Mailbox. We are co-hosting this “networking for charity” event to help raise funds for Heart Research UK.

Heart Research UK is sponsoring a project at Birmingham Children’s Hospital to help closely monitor babies when they return home after they have had complex heart surgery. This project will fund the purchase of vital monitoring equipment which will allow families to be more involved in their recovery.

This is an important project to support babies and their families in Birmingham. All the profits generated from the evening will go towards this work at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Cardiac Unit.

This “networking for charity” event will run from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Wednesday 11th September. The cost of a ticket is just £20 and includes wine, canapes, an auction, raffle and entertainment as well as plenty of networking opportunities.

If you would like to come along and support this worthy cause then you can buy your tickets by calling Heart Research UK in the Midlands on 0121 454 1799 or e-mailing them at midlands@heartresearch.org.uk. Places are limited so early booking is advised.

If you would like to take part, we are also running a competition to help mark the event. We are searching to find the best/ most unusual photo of you on holiday or a day out with a favourite childhood toy or book. All you need to do is snap a digital photo of yourself and e-mail it to us at midlands@heartresearch.org.uk by Tuesday 10th September. The winner will be announced on the evening.

We hope to see you there on 11th September.

Heart Research UK

Heart Research UK is a national charity founded in 1967 by heart surgeon David Watson MBE, who realised that patients were dying unnecessarily because of the lack of research into heart disease, especially surgical techniques.

He was frustrated at having to tell heart patients that there was little he could do to help them and wanted to do more, so he set up the charity to make it happen.

Having paid for six of the first eight successful UK heart transplants, Heart Research UK still funds ground-breaking medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease.

Over the last 10 years the charity has provided over £10.6m to pioneering research projects in hospitals and universities across the UK.  Current projects include research into improving rehabilitation for children leaving hospital after heart surgery, and providing funding so that the parents of child heart patients leaving Birmingham Children’s Hospital can have vital equipment to monitor their health when they get home.

Our work also includes prevention, and we’ve given £1.2m in the last 10 years to community-based lifestyle projects that aim to help people to reduce their risk of heart disease by improving their lifestyle habits.

We’re a national charity that thinks “local” – everything raised locally is spent locally.