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Longboarding for little hearts CEO - Dean Lake (CHF Trustee/Director)

Longboarding for Little Hearts (LB4LH)

Pushing wood and doing good for The CHF for Children's Heart Federation because the heart children of the UK need our help!

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Children's Heart Federation

We Inform support and campaign to help families of children with a CHD.

Charity Registration No. 1120557

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Longboarding for Little Hearts - raising money and awareness for the Children's Heart Federation.

THE NEXT LONGBOARDING FOR LITTLE HEARTS EVENT IS... 

The 5th Annual Santa Cruise 2016 for Ava. please visit our page on facebook for details to attend or support this event - 

https://www.facebook.com/events/667120770115198/?notif_t=plan_edited¬if_id=1474991610416275

The Grand finale event of the UK Longboarding calendar and much loved Santa Cruise is here again... and we invite you all to join us as we cruise from London to Windsor, or meet us upon arrival in Windsor for a raffle and drinks. 

Remember to share it amongst your friends, family and work colleagues and let's see if we can make this a year to remember!
More details and updates can be found on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/longboardingforlittlehearts 


LB4LH last event - 

Exposition Expedition Saturday 4th June 2016 Raising £656.00 for the Children's Heart Federation.

Hosted by Johnny Phillips and Michael Laidler.This grueling 46mile skate was kindly sponsored by SP8 Boards and supported by Leeds international Tattoo Exposition. A MASSIVE thank you to Johnny and Michael and everyone who made this yet another fantastic event for LB4LH & The CHF.

Longboarding for little hearts was created by  Dean Lake, inspired by his daughter Olivia, who was born with a serious heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot. She needed open heart surgery at the age of 7 months old to save her life. Even though operation was a success, she was left critically ill in intensive care and will require regular hospital checks and further surgery in the next few years to correct the pulmonary artery.                                                    

Whilst Olivia laid in intensive care at the Royal Brompton hospital, Dean looked around at all of the other babies and young children, some fighting for their lives, and some in a lot more danger than Olivia. "I knew then that I had to do something to try and help."

On the 9th of July 2011 Dean decided to mark Olivia's 1st year anniversary of good health by organising a sponsored distance skate for the Children's Heart Federation. He organised a 20km skate across central London and was supported on the day by 16 other longboarders I had never met before, thus creating the Longboarding for Little Hearts team. They raised £2,100, not including their own donations direct to the CHF.

Since then Longboarding for Little Hearts has gone from strength to strength, with supports from across the UK and abroad creating exciting events to raise much needed money and awareness for the Children's Heart Federation.

For more information, please check us out at:

www.chfed.or.uk/llh

www.facebook.com/longboardingforlittlehearts

Twitter - @LB4LH

And also on Instagram

or email - longboardingforlittlehearts@gmail.com

Many thanks for your support

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