Around half of Brits will leave their bucket lists unticked

19 September 2016        

Category: Fundraising

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We can reveal that we are a nation of dreamers, rather than doers, as almost half of us (48%) feel it could be unlikely we’ll ever fulfil our bucket lists before we die.

We are encouraging everyone to get a head start on their list and take on an amazing overseas challenge to help fund life saving heart research.

The survey showed that over half the population (55%) have only ticked off a handful of pipedreams so far, leaving the nation short of wanderlust. 

Almost half of respondents (45%) place visiting a country or landmark as their number one aspiration. Despite this, over a third (34%) say they have never actually hopped on a flight, passports in hand, and visited some of the world’s most famous wonders such as the Great Wall of China, the Grand Canyon the Northern Lights and the Great Barrier Reef.

Even more surprising, over half of Brits haven’t even crossed the border to France to visit the iconic Eiffel Tower, with financial constraints the main reason why people aren’t being bitten by the travel bug (51%). 

Almost half of Brits say they are close to giving up on achieving their checklist of goals before they die. But we want to get the nation's bucket lists filled in our mission to end the suffering caused by cardiovascular disease, through our programme of epic overseas experiences, which will all help fund our life saving research.

Take on a challenge for the BHF

From trekking along the Great Wall of China, to making your way to the magical Machu Picchu, we are giving people the chance to go off the beaten track and take on an experience of a lifetime. People can also sightsee on their saddle by taking on an overseas cycle ride, such as the legendary London to Paris Bike Ride, cycling 260 miles along the Champs-Élysées to the Eiffel Tower, or a 450km cycle from Vietnam to Cambodia.

This year, over 300 people will be taking on our once-in-a-lifetime bucket list trips. And for every mile they cover, they’ll be helping raise close to half a million pounds into life saving heart research, which will benefit an estimated seven million people in the UK who suffer from cardiovascular disease.