Read about the football fan reunited with the ambulance crew that saved his life after a cardiac arrest.

52 year old Ian Taylor from Bulwell, was waiting for his team, Matlock Town FC, to take on Workington AFC when his heart stopped.

Luckily, Ian collapsed behind an off-duty doctor and a retired midwife, who were able to begin CPR immediately. Volunteers from Matlock Town FC also helped...
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Meet the fab Leicester fundraisers who went on a red walk to support our work!

Around 80 people got together and wore our favourite colour last weekend, for the special ‘Wear It Red Leicester’ walk around the city. Sisters Annette Howard and Tracey Speight were among those who laced up their trainers for the day, and they had a very special reason for supporting the BHF.

Annette said, “Lots...
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A paramedic from Westhoughton swaps her ambulance for a bike to raise money for the BHF!

Maz Wyatt has set off on the adventure of a lifetime - a 250 mile cycling challenge across Asia. The 58 year old paramedic will cycle from Vietnam to Cambodia over the course of 11 days to raise money for our life saving research.

Maz has been a member of the ambulance services for the past 26 years....
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This singer is running the London Marathon for the BHF this year in memory of a fellow choir member.

48 year old Simon Kale sings in both the Bath Male Choir and the mixed-voice Bath Chorus. Tony Pickett, who lived in Frome, was a fellow member of both choirs with Simon for many years.

Last July, Tony died after suffering a heart attack whilst out cycling. In his early sixties, Tony had...
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At the BHF, we fund around £100 million of life saving research every year, thanks to the generosity of our supporters.

We’ve funded some of the world’s most pioneering heart science and we support hundreds of scientists across the UK who are working tirelessly to beat cardiovascular disease.

To find out more about our work, please visit: [ Link ]
Read how a father of two, who suffered a cardiac arrest at work, was saved thanks to the heroic actions of his colleagues.

In August 2016, 53 year old Tony Thomas collapsed at his engineering firm in Derby. However, thanks to the quick actions of his colleagues he was resuscitated with CPR and with the help of a defibrillator kept on site.

Customer services manager, Neil Mellor, saw Mr...
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Nicola prepares to lace up her trainers in memory of her mum who died from heart failure.

Last September, Nicola Vincent’s mum, Maureen, was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; a group of chronic lung diseases which cause difficulty breathing. Her condition deteriorated and she was subsequently diagnosed with early heart failure, just a couple of days after her 67th...
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4 year old Romeo was born with half a heart and has survived ten heart attacks. Read his incredible story:

Romeo Weiss was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome; a defect that affects the normal blood flow through the heart.

Romeo was just 48 hours old when he underwent his first operation, and has had to endure open heart surgery three times plus ten other procedures.

Eight of his...
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9 year old Lana celebrates a fantastic year of fundraising for the BHF!

As she watches her grandad’s daily struggle with heart failure, Inverness-based Lana Munro has dedicated the past year to fundraising for the BHF, with the help of her mum, Marie.

The pair gave up chocolate for a month by taking on our DECHOX challenge, have donated around 400 bags of clothes to BHF shops and held...
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Hayley’s mum, Belinda, was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy in 2012 and was later put on the waiting list for a new heart.

Sadly, before a donor heart could be found, Belinda took a turn for the worse and died. She was just 57 years old.

Now Hayley, who has also been diagnosed with a heart condition, is facing an uncertain future – but she hopes that our research will be the answer: [...
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A lady who saved her partner’s life using CPR passes her knowledge onto students.

A Wiltshire College employee is helping students to learn life saving skills by delivering CPR lessons to pupils on campus.

Hannah Jones, a student engagement officer, performed CPR on her partner five years ago after he suffered a cardiac arrest.

With no prior first aid training, Hannah dialled 999 before...
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Kinza celebrates one year of life with a new heart this Valentine’s Day.

11 year old Kinza’s heart problems were discovered when she was just a few weeks old. Her parents started to worry when she wasn’t feeding properly, so took her to the GP.

It was determined that she had up to seven holes in her heart and needed a major operation when she was six weeks old.

Kinza’s heart sustained her...
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It’s that time again!

Every February your local BHF shop fills its window with Love Notes.

This Valentine’s Day why not send a digital Love Note to your special someone and make a donation to help fund our life saving research?

It will look just like our video but with your own personalised message.

Simply visit [ Link ] to get started!
Little heart hero, Scarlett, visits the lab to learn about research into her heart condition.

5 year old Scarlett Dougan was born with a heart condition called hypoplastic right heart syndrome, which means that right structures of her heart are underdeveloped. She has already undergone two major heart operations and her parents have been informed that she will need a transplant when she is...
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Could you help us shape the future for patients with inherited heart conditions?

To help provide the best services and support to people with inherited heart conditions, we’re setting up a new Patient Reference group to gather information to influence our work.

The group will mainly focus on the work around the Miles Frost Fund; a fund that will help ensure that genetic testing for...
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Read about the school teacher who helped save the life of a runner when he suffered a cardiac arrest.

Melanie Portlock was a course marshall at the 10 mile Croxby Crawl race in June last year when one of the competitors, 57 year old Derrick Noble, collapsed in the road.

Unbeknown to Derrick, he was suffering from an underlying heart problem; a condition which caused his heart to stop...
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One month. No chocolate. Are you up to the challenge?

If the thought of a month without chocolate is making you weak at the knees, why not rally the troops and tackle the challenge with your friends?

Tag someone who you want to take on Dechox for BHF with and sign up today: [ Link ]

Remember, it’s less of a rocky road when you DECHOX together!
Carl lost his 21 year old daughter, Rachel, to heart failure soon after she had a baby.

Rachel’s family thought they would have more time with her, so her death came as a devastating shock.

Now her son, Thomas, is growing up without a mummy.

We’re working to keep more hearts beating by funding life saving research - but we need you to join the fight: [ Link ]
Read how Karen plans to take on one of our bike rides a decade after her life saving heart transplant.

49 year old Karen Jackson was diagnosed with the inherited heart condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, as a child. The condition results in the muscle wall of the heart becoming thickened, making it harder to pump blood around the body.

The condition was passed on to her by her mother,...
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