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