The BHF vision could not be more ambitious – a world where people no longer die prematurely from heart disease.
As the nation’s heart charity our mission is to play a leading role in the fight against disease of the heart and circulation so that it is no longer a major cause of disability and premature death.
Within a generation, we aim to:-
- Reduce cardiovascular disease in the UK to one of the lowest levels in Europe.
Within a decade, we aim to:-
- Halve the number of people under 75 who die from cardiovascular disease.
- Make sure at least two thirds of people under 75 survive a heart attack.
- Reverse the increase in childhood obesity.
These aims are only possible with the support of volunteers giving their time to raise funds for this work including the Mending Broken Hearts appeal
The good news is that more of us are surviving heart attacks. The bad news is that increasing numbers of us are then left with badly damaged hearts and heart failure. Living with heart failure can be terrifying and currently there is no cure. Sufferers can face a difficult battle that’s deeply distressing for them and their families. In severe cases their life expectancy is less than that of many cancer patients. But now, with your help, heart failure patients and their families have real hope for a cure. By supporting our Mending Broken Hearts Appeal, you’ll be helping to fund a groundbreaking research programme that could end the suffering caused by severe heart failure, forever.
Contact: Kathrine Maynard - Fundraising Volunteer Manager, West Sussex, East Hampshire and South Surrey