Longboarding  for  little  hearts

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How it all started...

Picture left - Olivia

Longboarding for little hearts was created by Dean Lake after seeing his Daughter Olivia in intensive care at the Royal Brompton hospital in London.

Olivia seen in the picture had just had open heart surgery to save her life from a serious heart condition known as Tetralogy of Fallot (four defects of the heart)

Dean wanted to do something to help children like Olivia and for other children worse off than her.

after Olivia was home and recovering well Dean began to plan a sponsored skate to take place exactly to the day of her surgery to mark a year of recovery and good health, this was such a success he decided to create Longboarding for little hearts organisation.

With a lot of hard work and effort it has grown to what it is today becoming ever more popular amongst longboarders.

Sponsors and Supporters

Many thanks to our sponsors and supporters below who have helped promote LB4LH and donated some great prizes for raffles at our events, your support is very valuable and much appreciated

Dangerous Decks - www.dangerousdecks.co.uk

Bournlands Longboards - www.blblongboards.co.uk

Fooarage skateboard co. - www.fooarage.webs.com

Lush Longboards - www.lushlongboards.com

Eskimowear Essex - www.eskimowear.co.uk

Trurute Bamboo longboards - www.trurute.com

Mindless Longboards - www.mindlesslongboards.com

SMD hardware - www.smdhardware.com

Shove it Mag - www.shoveitmag.com

Smile Longboards (on facebook ) www.facebook.com/smile.longboards?fref=ts


The Children’s Heart Federation is the leading children’s heart charity and direct service provider as well as the umbrella body for voluntary organisations; working to meet the needs of children and young people with congenital and acquired heart conditions and their families.

The Children’s Heart Federation (CHF) was registered with the Charity Commission in 1988. The CHF is administered and managed by a Board of Trustees.

Our workProviding direct services to families with heart children by
  • Giving information & advice (telephone helpline, factsheets, publications, and web-site). This is a signposting service and we encourage enquirers to contact our member groups for additional support and information.
  • Making grants for equipment & support. Organising special trips.
Support of Member Groups by
  • Coordinating partnership working with groups
  • Providing advice and support for new and emerging groups.
  • Offering ongoing support, advice and information to existing groups.
  • Delivering training on group activities.
Public & Professional Education by
  • Advising on how the needs of children with heart conditions should be met
  • Campaigning for improvements in health, social and educational provision for children with heart conditions through our recognised role as both the voice of families with heart children and an expert and well-informed contributor to policy development.
Annual Reports

Annual reports and financial data is available at the Charity Commission website, company information can be obtained from Companies House.