Established in 1988 by Duncan Walker, then a heart surgeon at the old Killingbeck Hospital in Leeds, the Children's Heart Surgery Fund is a charity providing support for children and adults born with Congenital Heart Defects and their families. Since 1988, the CHSF has awarded around £3 million in grants to the heart unit, its patients and their families. CHSF provides valuable equipment, resources and research, as well as providing a support service for both the children and their families along the way.

Based at the Leeds General Infirmary, CHSF covers the regions of Yorkshire, Humberside and North Lincolnshire. Around 400 children from these regions need open heart surgery every year. They aim to ensure these children have the best possible chance of survival and to help their families in whatever way needed during their stay in hospital. Their work is overseen by a board of Trustees – made up of clinical staff, parents and business leaders.

Cash for Kids responds to the needs of children in our communities so they can live life to the full and realise their individual potential. In 2015 they raised over £1.3 million and supported over 87,000 of the neediest local children in Leeds & West Yorkshire.

Every penny raised stays in Leeds & West Yorkshire. Cash for Kids is a grant giving charity and supports individual children, children from groups and children's charities where children are sick, deprived and in need of extra support. By supporting Cash for Kids you are supporting thousands of the neediest children in Leeds & West Yorkshire and every penny raised locally stays in the local area to make a significant difference.

500 Faces 2018

Help raise £50,000 for local children today!

The YPP office have signed up to be one of Radio Aire's Cash for Kids' 500 Faces in 2018! We're aiming to raise £100 for Cash for Kids by the end of the year through fundraising events held in our offices. If you'd like to donate, you can do so below...

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keeping the beat

Children's Heart Surgery Fund

Keeping The Beat is an appeal supported by Children’s Heart Surgery Fund to raise £500,000* towards a revolutionary children’s heart theatre, based at the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit, LGI. YPP are supporting this campaign this year.

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