Everyone in our video is a survivor of heart disease, a fundraiser or a researcher who has helped us in our fight.
For more than 50 years we’ve helped to fund some of the biggest breakthroughs in heart science, from the development of pacemakers to discovery of genes that cause inherited heart conditions.
However, the fight is not yet won. In the UK around 155,000 people still die of cardiovascular disease each year. In many cases, their deaths are sudden and unexpected, leaving family and friends devastated.
We need to keep funding more research to beat heart disease for good. Our research strategy for the next five years is to fund over £100 million worth of science each year, including funding more clinical trials and developing greater collaboration between scientists.
We want to continue to fund research into all forms of heart disease, whether common or rare, and fund researchers at all stages in their careers.
Support our research by donating, taking part in an event, or giving us your unwanted stuff.