April 2018

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Apply for your Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 place today

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 16:57
On your marks, get set, go! Today marks the first day you can apply for your Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 place. Every year, 40,000 runners take on the iconic 26.2 mile course. This year we were lucky to have 24 runners take on the challenge for Heart Research UK, who raised a fantastic £70,...

A winning team – Wolverhampton business Utopia and Heart Research UK team up

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 13:49
A Wolverhampton business has chosen Heart Research UK as their charity partner for 2018. Utopia, who offer a wide range of business services which include commercial office property lettings, telecoms and commercial energy switching, announced the news whilst attending a recent Wolverhampton...

Rare book raises money for Heart Research UK

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 13:39
The first and only edition of a rare running book has been sold for hundreds at a local running club’s charity prize draw in Shropshire. Stud Marks on the Summits (A History of Amateur Fell Racing: 1861 – 1983) by Bill Smith was sold for £394 to raise money for national charity Heart Research UK....

Heathy Tip: Green fingers and a healthy heart

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 15:00
The Royal Horticultural Society’s National Gardening Week runs from 30 April - 6 May. This annual event encourages people to reap the rewards of a healthy heart by getting outdoors and being active in the garden. Whether you’ve got a few pots or an allotment, it’s easy to go from being a couch...

Heart Research UK runners get ready for Virgin Money London Marathon 

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 16:01
24 runners will be taking on the Virgin Money London Marathon this Sunday for Heart Research UK. Each runner has been inspired by someone different, but all are aiming to complete the 26.2 mile course and raise money to help us continue to fund pioneering medical research across the UK. On what...

Think Aorta – new campaign launched to raise awareness 

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:34
A new campaign to highlight a rare, life-threatening cardiovascular condition has been launched in over 200 emergency departments across the UK and Ireland.  Think Aorta aims to highlight early diagnosis of aortic dissection – a tear in the inner layer of the aorta, the main artery in the body...

Revolutionary Organ Care System ‘heart in a box’ unveiled at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 17:08
It’s been called ground-breaking and allows a heart to pump outside the body.  Now the Organ Care System, for which Heart Research UK raised £132,500, has been unveiled at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB). ‘Heart in a box’, which the system is also known as, allows a donor heart to...

Healthy Tip: Get reel with heart health

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 08:43
When we ask people if they like oily fish, we usually get an extreme reaction - people either love it or hate it.  For many, white fish like cod and haddock from the local chippy springs to mind.   But did you know that other oily fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel, fresh tuna and kippers are...

Leeds restaurant chooses Heart Research UK as their charity of the month

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 10:34
Customers of the popular Ambiente Tapas restaurant in Leeds can help raise money for Heart Research UK this April, simply by eating their favourite meals. A voluntary £1 donation will be added to every bill after Ambiente Tapas chose Heart Research UK as their charity of the month. Ambiente Tapas...

The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes raises £800

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 10:06
A province of one of the UK’s largest fraternal organisations has raised £800 for Heart Research UK. The Chesterfield and Mansfield Province of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes held an event in Chesterfield to award the money, following a year of fundraising. Stephen Lowes, former Grand...