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.
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