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Heart Research UK and healthy baby food company ‘for aisha’ join forces to help babies with heart conditions

12 October, 2018

Heart Research UK and healthy baby food company ‘for aisha’ are launching a new and exciting partnership to fund pioneering medical research for children with heart conditions. Both organisations share a common goal of ensuring babies have the best start in life with a healthy and nutritionally balanced diet. They are working together to raise …

Healthy Tip: Give your heart a pet

10 October, 2018

There are many good reasons why owning a pet can improve health and well-being but dog owners may be top of the league when it comes to heart-health. If you own a pooch you’re likely to be benefiting from lower blood pressure, higher levels of physical activity, lower stress levels and ultimately a longer life. …

Heart Research UK’s ‘Swim the Channel Challenge’ – Meet the Swimmers: Laura Bentley

Here at Heart Research UK, we’re challenging you to complete what may seem like a daunting feat – swimming the channel.  But fear not, you won’t be battling with icy water in the open sea; you can do it all from the comfort of your local pool! We caught up with Laura Bentley, 27, from …

Fore! Heart Research UK Midlands annual charity golf day a roaring success

08 October, 2018

Heart Research UK Midlands hit a hole in one with their annual charity golf day, raising over £5000 for local projects 12 Teams from organisations across the Midlands battled it out in a 18-hole tournament at Great Barr Golf Club, Birmingham, with the event kindly sponsored by adi Group. The overall winners were adi FE …

Healthy Tip: October is Cholesterol Month

04 October, 2018

October is all about raising awareness of high cholesterol. Let’s get down to the fats of the matter. Cholesterol is a waxy substance made by the liver and plays an important role in the body. Too much of the wrong type of cholesterol (LDL) leads to a buildup of cholesterol in the arteries. A good …

Only one in 10 people will be smokers in five years’ time, new statistics suggest

01 October, 2018

Public Health England (PHE) has estimated that only one in 10 people will be smokers in five years’ time. PHE said that smoking rates among adults in England are expected to fall from the current level of 14.9% to around 10% by 2023. The number of smokers has fallen by more than a million since …

Healthy Tip: Make a promise this World Heart Day

28 September, 2018

Every year on 29 September, World Heart Day raises awareness about the risks of cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke. This year’s campaign is about making a promise today to help yourself, your family and your community look after their hearts. Follow our tips on how to be SMART about making health pledges you …

Grab some art and help some hearts – Our new art inspired fundraising campaign where YOU can bag a piece of original celebrity art

  Heart Research UK’s ‘anonymous heART’ project will see hundreds of unique, original pieces of artwork be created on A5 postcards by international artists, designers and celebrities.  These will go up for auction on eBay, giving you the chance to own a piece of history, whilst supporting vital medical research. The anonymous heART project will …

Huge response to our first ever medical research grant dedicated to Scotland

27 September, 2018

We’ve had an overwhelmingly high number of applications for our first ever grant dedicated to supporting research in Scottish institutions. Following the huge response, we’re doubling the original amount of money pledged, and awarding two grants of £150,000 each. The grants will be awarded in early November, and aim to bridge the gap between laboratory-based …

Dancing dads receive Heart Research UK grant to boost their heart health

23 September, 2018

A group of dads from Torbay in Devon, known as the ‘The Dangerous Dads Network’, are launching the Dad Dancing Fit Club to give locals who are not regular gym goers the chance to keep fit and healthy through the ‘ancient art of dad dancing.’ The programme will be funded by an £8000 Heart Research …

Family 5K in Maidstone a roaring success

17 September, 2018

Almost 900 runners took on a 5K fun run in Maidstone on Sunday 16 September to raise money for Heart Research UK. The family-friendly Subway Helping Heart™ Family 5K race, run in partnership between the Subway® brand and national charity Heart Research UK, saw families from Maidstone and beyond run, walk and even push buggies …

Heart Research UK at the 2018 Great North Run

11 September, 2018

Our determined team of Heart Research UK runners helped us to raise over £10,000 at the 2018 Great North Run.  Here are a few of the highlights from the day Amy Waite and her father Gary Hood recorded a great time of 2 hours and 32 mins and smashed their fundraising target to raise £870!  …