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BHF launches pop-up shop at Westfield Stratford City

30 April 2015

Sarah-Jane Crawford visits and helps set up the BHF pop-up shop at Westfield Stratford City, following the success of Good Morning Britain’s Heels 4 Hearts campaign

1,000k challenge for heart hero

29 April 2015

Cat Lee is gearing up to run an unbelievable 1,000 kilometres across Northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago trail. The challenge, which will push her to extremes, aims to raise £1,000 for our fight for every heartbeat in honour of her father.

Government must now act on air pollution, says Supreme Court

29 April 2015

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that the Government must deliver new plans to tackle air pollution by the end of 2015. We are delighted with the decision because air pollution increases risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart attack and stroke.

Meet our Volunteer Edie Cleminson

24 April 2015

Edie, 15, started volunteering in our Fleet shop last August when she began her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award.

Researchers show quitting smoking at any age can cut risk of CVD

23 April 2015

Quitting smoking even in later life can help stop your life being cut short by cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to new research.

E-cigarettes won't help you quit, research suggests

21 April 2015

Two pieces of research published today and part-funded by the BHF provide insight into the relationship between e-cigarette use and smoking behaviour.

BHF-funded research identifies new way to prevent chronic inflammation

20 April 2015

New research, part-funded by the British Heart Foundation, has identified a mechanism by which inflammation is regulated and which appears to be important in development of chronic conditions like type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.

BHF urges Supreme Court to get tough on UK air pollution

16 April 2015

The British Heart Foundation says Supreme Court judges must force the UK Government to speed up drastically its plans to improve UK air quality in order to protect the nation’s hearts from the adverse effects of air pollution.

Volunteer your way onto the career ladder

14 April 2015

We’re appealing for students with some spare time to join the fight against heart disease and, in return, learn new valuable skills and gain work experience to enhance their employability.

We’re calling for those approaching retirement to use their spare time to volunteer

14 April 2015

We’re calling for those approaching retirement to use their spare time to volunteer for the BHF and utilise their invaluable life skills and experience to help in the fight against heart disease.