National Cholesterol Month

October is National Cholesterol Month and is dedicated to raising awareness of cholesterol and funds to enable us to carry out our life-saving work.

This year you can help to make National Cholesterol Month 2019 our biggest ever campaign. We want to reach more people than ever before and raise as much money as possible to help the fight against high cholesterol.


The Great Cholesterol Climb

The Great Cholesterol Climb is our flagship fundraising initiative this year and anyone can join in.  Now’s your chance to have fun and get fit whilst raising money to support the national fight against high cholesterol and FH – the inherited form of high cholesterol. We are challenging you, your family, friends or work colleagues to take on our virtual challenge and climb a whopping 13,177 steps UP which is the equivalent of climbing ten of Britain’s tallest buildings! The fundraising target is £150 for each participant and we’ll be here to provide you with resources, fundraising ideas and moral support to help you reach that target with ease. 

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As well as raising money and awareness for HEART UK, you’ll be doing your own heart a huge favour. Climbing steps is a great way to get fit and can help keep cholesterol levels at bay. PLEASE NOTE:  By completing the challenge you are doing this at your own risk and the charity cannot be held responsible for any injury caused. Please read our terms and conditions.

Do your own thing?

You can also join in by holding your own fundraising events or simply by sharing our campaign messages on social media. In the past our supporters have walked, run, baked and taken on horse riding challenges as part of National Cholesterol Month.  Whatever your idea and however you choose to support us, we’d love to hear from you. Email us at

It costs us £120,000 a year to run our cholesterol helpline.

Please donate to keep the helpline and other services running