Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors are high profile supporters who are particularly passionate about the work we do. We have developed strong relationships with these individuals who have particular interests in certain areas of our work. They are all keen to support us on an on-going basis to raise awareness of the devastating impact of heart disease.

The Duchess of York

The Duchess of York is passionate about helping highlight the devastating effects of heart disease, particularly amongst women.

The Duchess recently visited the William Harvey Heart Centre at Queen Mary University of London where she spoke about her interest in women and heart disease, and was especially keen to hear about the research into pre-eclampsia as her mother was previously diagnosed with the condition. 

The Duchess has also been helping with our latest Bag It Beat It campaign by donating bags of unwanted items. The Duchess sadly knows first-hand the devastating impact of heart disease, which tragically took the life of close family friend Miles Frost, son of the late Sir David Frost.

 

James Taylor

Former England cricketer James Taylor has joined the fight for every heart beat after he was forced to retire from professional cricket when he was diagnosed with the inherited heart condition arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC).

James is supporting our lifesaving research to find new ways to prevent, detect and treat heart conditions like ARVC. In September  2017 James visited our research lab at St Thomas’ Hospital with fellow BHF Ambassador Graeme Souness

Find out how James has been raising funds for our lifesaving research

 

Pippa Middleton 

Pippa Middleton

Pippa has taken to her bike in the fight against heart disease, taking part in our legendary London to Brighton Bike Ride

She has also created a heart healthy recipe book which is available on our online shop.

 

Find out how Pippa has been fundraising for us

 

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes at a lab visit in Bristol

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has demonstrated that despite leading an active lifestyle, heart disease can strike anyone.

He has suffered a heart attack and several cardiac arrests.

Read how our research has helped and inspired Ranulph.

 

Roger Black MBE

Roger Black MBE

Olympic silver medallist and World Champion, Roger Black MBE, is supporting the fight against heart disease after being diagnosed with congenital heart disease aged 11. 

 

 

Graeme Souness

The former Liverpool FC Manager was diagnosed with coronary heart disease after three of his arteries were blocked.

Throughout his life, Graeme has undergone several operations and suffered from a heart attack last November.

Graeme has joined the fight for every heartbeat by becoming a British Heart Foundation Ambassador for Research.

Esther Rantzen

Dame Esther Rantzen

Journalist and TV Presenter, Dame Esther Rantzen has helped promote our retail and research work. 

Find out how Esther has been helping with our Mending Broken Hearts Campaign and promoting our retail activity.