Young Hearts Ball

Dress Code: Smart (Black Tie Optional)

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Event Details

Date: Saturday 30th March 2019

Location : Crown Plaza Hotel Leeds Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 4DL

Arrival time: 7pm

Ticket price includes:

  • HeartRed Carpet Arrival
  • HeartSparkling drinks reception
  • HeartThree course meal
  • Heart1/2 Bottle of wine per person
  • HeartCoffee and mints
  • HeartDisco and Dancing
  • HeartReduced hotel rates at The Crown Plaza Leeds (contact the hotel directly)

Emmeline's Story

Emmeline was diagnosed with a heart murmur at birth that by five days old proved to be three different heart defects and resulted in us being transferred by ambulance to Leeds ICU. The amazing cardiology team performed heart surgery on our brave little girl at just eight days old. She recovered amazingly well but suffered nerve damage to her vocal cords that meant she couldn't feed. With the support of the nurses and doctors at LGI and a lot of sleepless nights she finally had the last of her wires removed and was ready to come home with her Katie Bear, medal and certificate as a reminder of what she'd overcome.

Since her first surgery Emmeline had returned to hospital twice for two further surgeries, the last of which was open heart surgery on 2nd February 2018. As always, she has amazed everyone with her strength and resilience. Congenital Heart Disease isn't an easy fix and she will always require monitoring. However, for now, aged one, she's happy and healthy. When the time comes for future intervention, we know that the amazing team at LGI and the Children's Heart Surgery Fund will be there to help her through.


Through every step of this journey the Children's Heart Surgery Fund have been there to support Emmeline and our family. So many of the machines that helped keep Emmy going bore the symbol of the CHSF as their fundraising provides machines sorely needed by the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit. The charity also provided Jack and I with a room at the hospital so we could be at her side at anytime day or night. Being on site made all the difference in the world during those turbulent few weeks when Emmy was fighting for her life. The hospital equipment and bedrooms certainly make an enormous difference, but so much of what the CHSF does is the small differences that make lives easier for children and their families on the ward. By fundraising we want to thank the Children's Heart Surgery Fund and help them in their mission to support children and families with Congenital Heart Disease.

About the Charity

Based at the Leeds General Infirmary, Children's Heart Surgery Fund covers the regions of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. Around 450 babies, children and adults from these regions need open heart surgery every year. We aim to ensure these patients have the best possible care and to help their families in whatever way needed during their stay in hospital. Our work is overseen by a board of Trustees ‐ made up of clinical staff, parents and business leaders.

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