Heart and circulatory disease is Wales’
biggest killer and sadly claims over 11,000 family
members every year – that’s around a third of all deaths. We all
know someone affected by heart disease.
Thanks to you, we bring in around £1.2
million every year to beat heart disease in Wales and we
need you to carry on supporting our life-saving work by getting
involved in local events and appeals in your area, as well as volunteering and fundraising. Find out more about our recent
activity in Wales by reading our latest
Newly launched – No Time To Wait
– Saving Welsh Lives Appeal – donate today and save lives
Last year alone in Wales, thanks to your
generous donations of time and money, we were able to:
- spend over £4,000 a day
making sure that our researchers and scientists undertake
world-class research to help beat heart
disease. Find out more about one of our Cardiff-based
researchers, Professor Alan
- provide 42 BHF Cymru
Specialist Heart Nurses to care for heart patients and to
support their families and carers.
- invest in two major projects
- Hearty Lives Torfaen and Blaenau
Gwent - committing over £1.75m to reduce deaths and
hospital admissions from coronary heart disease.
- campaign with and on behalf
of heart patients with the Welsh Government and NHS Wales.
- provide emergency life
saving (ELS) skills training through our
Heartstart programme - training teachers,
children and organisations across Wales.
- buy £330,000 worth of
life-saving equipment for hospitals and in communities.
- Provide Welsh language
publications to improve Wales’ heart health.
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find out more about how others are getting involved with us in
Heart Towns and Cities
In Wales, we currently have five heart towns and boroughs:
Aberystwyth, Rhyl, Llanelli, Torfaen and the Vale of
Glamorgan. ! If you are lucky enough to live in a Heart Town
or Borough, you will be able to benefit from a range of our
resources and education programmes designed to improve your town’s
heart health. Find out more about Heart
Towns and Cities.
Volunteer with us
How many people do you know who can say, today I helped save a
life? Find out more about volunteering, or find out a local volunteer
group near you.
Take part in our events
We have an exciting new programme of events
to suit all generations and physical abilities. Get involved
and find an event near
Campaign with us
Find out how you can help us make a
difference in Wales by going to our campaigns page.
British Heart Foundation Cymru
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