A big congratulations to all of our Heart Runners who conquered the London Marathon today – you’re all superstars!

Thanks to your fantastic hard work and brilliant fundraising, we’re able to support more live saving heart research.

Thank you!
A big congratulations to all of our Heart Runners who conquered the
Lesa Dochnenko
Emily Joan Smith
Bionic Margaux
Two years ago, Russell had his last ever conversation. Now he relies on his wife, Rachel, to be his voice.

Russell is one of 1.2 million people in the UK who are living with the devastating effects of a stroke. Stroke changes lives in a moment, and for far too many people, there is no treatment.

Rachel said, “I got a call from his boss saying he had collapsed… I couldn’t believe it was...
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Karen Young
Ann McGrath
Cynthia Campbell
A young man from Falmouth thanks the paramedics who helped save his life after he suffered a cardiac arrest.

Last month, 22 year old Tim McCurrach was at his mum's house, helping with the gardening. He went to refill a machine, but when he did not return his mum, Emma, went to look for him and found him struggling to breathe.

It was then that he collapsed after suffering a cardiac arrest....
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A young man from Falmouth thanks the paramedics who helped save his
Olivia MVS
Guenther Focke
Emily taught CPR at her school, and now she’s taking on the London Marathon for the BHF – read her inspiring story.

Emily Mottershead is a secondary school teacher in Lewisham, London. As Head of Year and a PE teacher, she introduced BHF CPR training to her pupils.

Little did she know that last May, just weeks after a CPR class, one of her pupils would use the skills to save the life of...
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Emily taught CPR at her school and now shes taking on the
Vicky Sessions
Olivia MVS
Emily Mottershead
A mum from Sussex, whose son was born with congenital heart disease, is encouraging everyone to take part in our MyMarathon challenge and run 26.2 miles this May.

Around 4,000 babies are diagnosed with heart defects each year in the UK. When Rebecca Coutanche gave birth in December 2015, the last thing she expected was for her son, Charlie, to be one of them.

It wasn’t until Charlie was born...
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A mum from Sussex whose son was born with congenital heart disease
Karen Hodgson
Deena Best
Karen Garg
The family of a man who had a cardiac arrest in a park are urging people to learn CPR after an off-duty nurse helped save his life.

44 year old Darren Norman from Norwich, collapsed in a park whilst out with his partner earlier this month.

Newly-qualified nurse, Nicki Doggett, was in the park with her two young children at the time and immediately stepped in to help. She performed life...
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The family of a man who had a cardiac arrest in a
John Gudgin
Olivia MVS
Rosie McKee
It’s easy to take speech for granted. Russell found that out when a stroke robbed him of his voice at 35.

There are 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK, and many are living with devastating consequences – just like Russell – with no treatments to help them.

Our researchers are determined to transform this picture and change the lives of stroke survivors, but we need your help: [ Bit.ly...
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Alan McVicar
Jill Taylor
Caroline Morris
Increased awareness of stroke symptoms means that more people are now seeking vital emergency care.

We are one of the largest independent funders of stroke research in the UK and our latest stats show that that the number of people visiting A&E after suffering a stroke has increased by 30% since 2009.

These increasing figures are the result of greater awareness of stroke symptoms, meaning...
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Increased awareness of stroke symptoms means that more people are now seeking
Justine Griffiths
Bob Hovell
Ruth Spedding-Jones
Two ladies from the Isle of Man highlight the importance of organ donation – read their stories.

47 year old Nickie Leslie from Douglas had a fulfilling job and enjoyed travelling. However, at the beginning of March last year, a virus attacked her heart and she was given just two months to live if she didn’t receive a new heart. She was flown off-island and hospitalised in Manchester.

On...
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Two ladies from the Isle of Man highlight the importance of organ
Linda Berry
Andrew Whitby
Do you know the skills to save a life?

A person having a cardiac arrest will die in minutes unless someone nearby knows how to help.

Every year 30,000 people in the UK have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, but the survival rate is less than 1 in 10.

But we’re on a mission to change that. Join us in creating a Nation of Lifesavers – a nation where everyone has the confidence to step in and...
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Do you know the skills to save a life A person having
Hollie Brown
Catrina Teasdale
Zoe Leuchars
Mike Keavey faced multiple heart problems, but found his way again after discovering new interests and hobbies.

69 year old Mike has been on a long and difficult journey with his heart health. He’s been fitted with a pacemaker, which was later replaced with an ICD, and has been diagnosed with angina and heart failure.

He’s also undergone triple heart bypass surgery and later had a...
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Mike Keavey faced multiple heart problems but found his way again after
Mel Jacobs
Colin MacAllister
Rob Talbot
A father of two thanks the heroes at a sports centre who helped save his life when he suffered a cardiac arrest.

Kevin McKay was playing a game of five-a-side at a recreation centre last month when he fell unconscious after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Luckily, two members of staff, Ruth and Mikey, immediately offered their assistance.

The young attendants, who are both 25, train regularly...
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A father of two thanks the heroes at a sports centre who
Colin MacAllister
Ray Davies
Trish Rodrigues
Bikes at the ready!

The Plymouth Motorcycle Club will be embarking on their annual ride-out on behalf of the BHF this Easter Sunday.

The largest and most active motorcycle club in Devon and Cornwall, the Plymouth Motorcycle Club has close ties with the BHF, having raised money for us over the last 12 years.

The annual event will see a long parade of riders and pillion passengers ride...
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Bikes at the ready The Plymouth Motorcycle Club will be embarking on
Valerie Kerry
Calling all foodies!

Last year we asked you what new recipes you'd like to see in our Heart Matters magazine.

You gave us loads of great suggestions and we produced some heart-healthy versions of your favourite meals including a delicious mushroom carbonara ([ Bit.ly Link ], a tasty tiramisu ([ Bit.ly Link ] and a mouth-watering macaroni cheese ([ Bit.ly Link ].

Now, it’s over to you again...
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Calling all foodies Last year we asked you what new recipes youd
Helen Powell
A dad who suffered a heart attack at the age of 43 prepares to raise money for heart research.

In September last year, Paul woke up one morning with sudden chest pains. Although initial tests didn’t suggest anything of obvious concern, Paul later found out that he’d had a heart attack and had to have two stents inserted into his coronary arteries.

He was advised by doctors to make positive...
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A dad who suffered a heart attack at the age of 43
Jay O'sullivan
Roselynne Evans
Fernanda Russomano Ashcroft
Running for Glyn – these lifeguards are raising money for the BHF in memory of the friend they lost.

Glyn Roberts worked on Hampstead Heath as a lifeguard for 23 years, during which time he saved many lives and raised thousands for charity in lots of ways, including participating in 18 marathons.

This year’s London Marathon was set to be his 19th challenge, but Glyn sadly died unexpectedly...
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Running for Glyn these lifeguards are raising money for the BHF in
Fiona Carter
Jo is taking on Prudential Ride London for the second year in a row in memory of the husband she lost to heart disease.

Jo Gregory’s husband, Mike, was playing squash when he started to feel unwell. He went on to suffer a cardiac arrest in the car on the way to hospital, and Jo administered CPR on the roadside.

Although Mike managed to be revived, his heart stopped again in the ambulance and...
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Jo is taking on Prudential Ride London for the second year in
Sue Batson
Gaynor Taylor
Nigel Alan Kemp
Read why Andrew is taking on a special fundraising challenge for the BHF this year.

In August 2016, Andrew Bowell lost his dad, Trevor, to heart disease. He had previously suffered a series of strokes and died just days before his 67th birthday.

Andrew and his partner, Michelle, are now taking on a fundraising project with the aim of raising thousands of pounds for the BHF.

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Read why Andrew is taking on a special fundraising challenge for the BHF this year
Mary Noonan Walker
Our fantastic volunteers are at the heart of the work we do, and help power our fight against heart disease.

At the BHF, we have a wide variety of volunteering opportunities – from working in our shops to providing support in our charity events, there’s something for everyone!

No matter what skills and experience you have, or how much time you have to give, we’re always looking for...
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Our fantastic volunteers are at the heart of the work we do

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Rebecca Louise Brown
James Roskell
As the highest peak on the African continent, summiting Kilimanjaro at sunrise remains one of Africa’s most magnificent experiences. Join this spectacular route and marvel at dramatic lava towers, glaciers and ice cliffs as you make your way to the summit.

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As the highest peak on the African continent summiting Kilimanjaro at sunrise

Kilimanjaro - Machame Route Trek 2017

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