Simon's story

Around 2,000 people lose their lives to heart disease a week, leaving behind broken hearted children, partners, mums and dads, brothers and sisters.

In this video our Chief Executive Simon Gillespie reminisces about his father, who died of an unexpected heart attack the day before his 58th birthday. 

Simon’s father was an inspiration to him and his death left the family devastated. 

Help us continue our vital research

Thanks to research we helped to fund, 70% of people now survive heart attacks. 

But there is still more we need to do, to save the other 30% and help those who have to live with heart failure.