Manchester City join our fight for every heartbeat

14 March 2014        

Manchester City

Today we’re announcing a ground-breaking partnership with Manchester City Football Club to help people take their first steps towards a healthier heart.

Manchester has one of the highest death rates from Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) in the UK – the nation’s single biggest killer. More than 100,000 people in Greater Manchester are currently living with CHD.

Our new partnership is designed to inspire people of all ages to improve their lifestyle, helping them to lower their risk of developing this potentially life-threatening disease. The club has already supported our Ramp up the Red and No Smoking Day events.

Both organisations will draw upon their unique expertise to run community events and offer free guidance and support on areas including quitting smokingcooking healthy meals and doing more physical activity.

Our Director of Prevention and Care, Catherine Kelly, said: “Coronary Heart Disease is the nation’s single biggest killer. More than 3,500 people in Greater Manchester lose their life to it every year. But taking better care of your heart health can help you reduce your risk of developing CHD in the first place. By working with Manchester City – a club with firm roots in the local community – we have the opportunity to help thousands of people take their first steps towards a healthier future.”

Join us for Mother’s Day

We have the opportunity to help thousands of people take their first steps towards a healthier future.


To mark the launch of the partnership, we’re inviting all women to join us in celebrating Mother’s Day (March 30) by taking part in the club’s first City.Heart.Walk.

At the free event, we’ll be challenging women and their families to walk between one and three miles around the Etihad stadium before watching Manchester City’s Women take on Aston Villa. 

Sign up for the City.Heart.Walk