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It costs £58.66 to provide vital helpline support to every person needing our Specialist Cholesterol Nurse

Single Donation

Your donation is needed to help to put a STOP to preventable disease and premature death caused by high cholesterol.

It could help the next person needing our Cholesterol Specialist Nurse. 

Big or small, your donation is needed to save lives.

Thank you so much! 




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Regular Donation

Your regular donation will help to put a STOP to heart attacks, strokes and vascular disease caused by high cholesterol.

You'll be keeping families together for longer.  Thank you so much. 

  • £58.66 could save a life every month via our helpline!  Wow!  What an amazing thing to do!

  • £23.52 You'd be joining our fight to make screening for inherited high cholesterol conditions available for EVERY child! 

  • £10.80 a month could help to educate doctors and nurses to detect high cholesterol and other blood fat conditions earlier and give the best possible treatment!

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Gurcharan's story

Gurcharan, 44, married with a 9-year-old daughter, had a busy job as an assistant store manager of a large supermarket.  He had an active lifestyle - walking to work every day, running once a week, eating a good diet, didn’t smoke and was not overweight. How could someone so young and so healthy have heart disease?

Gurcharan had been experiencing chest pain on and off for a while but it was put it down to stress and anxiety. His doctor organized a routine scan.  Six weeks later and four days before the Covid-19 lockdown in the UK, Gurcharan got a call from his cardiologist as his scan results had come through. “I had a blockage in my left artery, and I was asked to make an urgent appointment to see him the next day, I nearly fainted with the shock”, says Gurcharan.

Read Gurcharan's story

Beth's story

High cholesterol stole my Dad from us when he was age 34 and by all accounts made him feel very unwell during his life. We will never know how much he suffered but we know he had many mini heart attacks as there was so much scarring on his heart. I can’t put into words how the loss of my Dad has affected us all.

My cholesterol was picked up when I was age 7 because of severe migraines. My cholesterol was 11 then. My Sister was also checked and she had slightly raised cholesterol. By age 30, no amount of dieting or exercise seemed to lower my cholesterol. HEART UK’s helpline advised me to ask my GP for a referral which I did and then I went on statins. The rest is history. Getting a genetic confirmation of FH helped my family accept that there was a real problem that could be helped with medication.

Read Beth's story

Other ways to give

Rianna Wingett's heart stopped beating on the eve of her 12th birthday. Despite all efforts, Rianna died.

Your donation will help us prevent tragedies like this happening again.

Rianna's story 

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