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. Enter The Great Cholesterol Climb!

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! But don’t worry – if this target is a little too steep, you can take it on as a team or just choose which of the buildings you want to take on. 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 and surpass that target with ease. To find out more and request a fundraising pack email

Sign up now


Registration is open now. Sign up here. We are giving away a free HEART UK T shirt to the first 25 people to sign up to the challenge . And everyone who reaches the step and fundraising targets will be entered into a prize draw to win a paintball experience for 10 people. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at

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.

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

We have some bespoke packages available for businesses, combining workplace health and wellbeing with fundraising activities that will bring the whole team together.  To find out more about our National Cholesterol Month email Charlotte 



FLexercise Step Challenge

Over 100 FLexercise classes took part in an exciting ‘Big Step’ challenge to see how many tall buildings they could climb, (virtually)!  From The Shard to Big Ben, The Gherkin and even the world’s tallest building, The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the classes counted their steps, had fun keeping fit and donating to HEART UK.   The challenge raised over £3,000 to go towards our life saving work.  Thank you FLexercise you are all fantastic!



Dame Judi Dench, President HEART UK


"As President of HEART UK, I am delighted  to be lending my support to National Cholesterol Month this October. We all need to be aware about the dangers of high cholesterol and the great work HEART UK does to raise awareness of this silent killer.  I wish them all the very best for a successful month"


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