Could you spare some time to be one of our Ambassadors?
Our Ambassador programme embraces people just like you who have been affected directly or indirectly by cardiovascular disease. Ambassadors are a vital part of HEART UK and by giving us some of your spare time you’re helping us with our work raising awareness and spreading the word in your own area. If you are interested to support HEART UK we would love to hear from you.
There are many ways you can offer your support:
Advocacy – Be a voice in your community – help influence the heart health decisions which are important to you
Promoting our services to your GP or local hospitals
Case studies – do you have an interesting story to share?
Patient event - help support people who have cardiovascular disease and FH by putting on a patient event
Fundraising – fundraising is fun! Could you help raise valuable funds for HEART UK?
- by approaching shops, pubs and companies with our collecting tins
- by organising your own fundraising event, running a stand for us at a local fair or fete
- Approaching your local community groups that support charities such as Rotary Clubs, Inner-Wheel, and your local WI, and to see if they would make a charitable donation to HEART UK.
Supporting campaigns – get involved and lend your support with our policy work to help keep cardiovascular disease on top of the political health agenda
Media – be a media spokesperson for HEART UK
Raising awareness – get out there into schools, hospitals, libraries and raise awareness for us
Corporate companies – could you introduce HEART UK to be a charity partner?
Social media – tag us into your conversations
Any amount of time and support you can contribute would be gratefully received. We have lots of exciting things planned for this year so email Charlotte to find out more about how you could get involved and help make a difference.
We have so much going on, we couldn’t do it all without the support of our fabulous Ambassadors who are at the heart of local communities and help us spread the word about HEART UK.
HEART UK Ambassadors help us raise awareness of our work and the issues that concern us most, run patient support groups, talk to community groups, talk with local MP and hold fundraising events.
HEART UK Ambassadors help to empower the patient voice and provide a support network for people in a similar situation, raising awareness of the importance of managing cholesterol and supporting the work of HEART UK.
Ambassadors can also help us with fundraising by organising events and raising money for the charity.
Let's do more together!
“I love being an Ambassador for HEART UK. I have FH and feel passionate about raising awareness of this condition to empower people to know more and to take control. It makes me feel proud to know I am doing my bit to help save lives. I love running and over time I have raised hundreds of pounds for HEART UK with sponsorship for various sporting challenges. I have also encouraged the company I work for to get involved with HEART UK”.
Kath Devlin, Selby North Yorkshire