Our impact

We work to prevent premature deaths from high cholesterol – a major risk factor for heart attacks and strokes. We receive no government funding and rely on your donation to help fund our work.

At HEART UK, every day we strive to:

  • Support everybody that contacts us for help and advice
  • Campaign for patients to get a proper diagnosis and the best possible care
  • Raise awareness of the risk of high cholesterol and Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH)
  • Reduce premature deaths from high cholesterol a major risk factor for heart attacks and strokes

Our Impact and how your money helps:

  • We support families and friends who have lost a loved one from high cholesterol and ensure they have the right information and help
  • Our unique Cholesterol Helpline supports thousands of people every year
  • It costs £52 to fund every enquiry to our Cholesterol Helpline and give a free information pack
  • We provide free patient information leaflets to every GP surgery in the UK
  • We spend over £25,000  every year on printing information leaflets for patients
  • We run regular campaigns supporting patients and health care professionals
  • We provide educational grants to research into the prevention of heart attacks and strokes caused by high cholesterol
  • We run regular patient and family forums across the country offering support and guidance
  • Over 100 volunteers and Ambassadors help support HEART UK with their time
  • We provide training and education for hundreds of GP’s, nurses, dietitians, and specialists
  • Over 2 million people every year use our website for expert information about cholesterol
  • Helping over 830,000 people every year with our on-line heart healthier recipes
  • Over 250 world class clinicians attend our annual scientific conference every year
  • Over 85% of our income goes towards supporting patient care, either directly or through health care professionals