Heart of Scotland Appeal
The Heart of Scotland is a fundraising appeal to raise and spend money in Scotland on vital medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease. It’s a way for each of us to honour, to celebrate and to share the stories of our hearts and to raise funds for the life changing breakthroughs of tomorrow.
Heart Research UK and Scottish Women in Sport proudly supporting International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
There are a huge selection of public events across Scotland every year, so why not raise money for the Heart of Scotland Appeal?
Whether you’ve already got a place for these events or not, you’re welcome to join our team of fantastic fundraisers and raise money into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease across Scotland.
Many of these events have been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but keep checking this page for more information
Other ways you can support us
We rely on a fantastic team of volunteers donating their time and skills to help us with our life-saving work. Could you help?
You will join a highly motivated team who help make sure that our events run smoothly, collections are counted, our new fundraisers feel supported and help us to take on heart disease.
Share your story
Sadly, heart disease has touched so many of us. Far too many people have a story, about themselves, a loved one, friend or colleague. If you’re willing to share your story with us, it will help us raise awareness and money for our life-saving research, so that we can keep those we love around for longer.
Become a Pace Maker
I got involved in the Heart of Scotland Appeal because people need to get talking about heart-related illnesses. Stress, eating properly and not knowing about risks, there’s a lot of things that we need to get talking about.
The Heart of Scotland Appeal is backed by internationally acclaimed Scottish fashion designer and Heart Research UK Patron Christopher Kane. Christopher has designed a striking t-shirt and four unique badges featuring the words Love, Care, Brave and Life. We want you to wear your heart, share your heart and show your heart to support our appeal.
“I got involved in the Heart of Scotland Appeal because people need to get talking about heart-related illnesses. Stress, eating properly and not knowing about risks, there’s a lot of things that we need to get talking about.”
Vicki remembers the 6am call from mum, the rush to get home just to sit with her dad Jim. They thought it was the end but it