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Medical and health charities: Heart and coronary
Heart disease is a major cause of illness and death in the UK. These charities help promote healthy lifestyles, fund research into the disease and support patients and their families.

Registered charity
No. 518586
Action Heart

Action Heart provides a cardiac rehabilitation service that helps people who have suffered from a heart attack, undergone cardiac surgery, or have a cardiac related condition. Coronary Heart Disease is now seen to be the UK's biggest killer and Action Heart is dedicated to the primary and secondary prevention of this condition.


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Registered charity
No. 1122442
AFA

To provide information, support and access to established, new or innovative treatments for Atrial Fibrillation


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Registered charity
No. 1107496
Arrhythmia Alliance

Arrhythmia Alliance (A-A) is a coalition of individuals, patient groups, professional medical groups and allied industry members. Arrhythmia Alliance’s vision is that – “Every person affected by a cardiac arrhythmia will receive information, support and rapid access to appropriate treatment as defined by the National Service Framework”.


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Registered charity
No. 1129348
Babes In Arms At Northwick Park

It is a world leading medical research institute carrying out vital research into various diseases and illnesses including Sudden Infant Death Syndrom (SIDS or cot death), Intra-Uterine Growth Retardation (IUGR), pre-eclampsia, burns injuries incl. children's burns, skin repair, tendon and ligament injury, fistula, bowel disorders, heart disease, stroke and other vascular disorders.


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Registered charity
No. 1083093
Bart's City Life Saver

Bart's City Life Saver is a specialist resuscitation training organisation based at St. Bartholomew's Hospital. With over 20 years of experience, it provides Basic Life Support and Safe Use of Defibrillator (AED) training to individuals, City firms, health professionals and the community.


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Registered charity
No. SC040658
Bathgate Community First Responders

FIRST RESPONDERS are volunteers who attend 999 calls, prior to arrival of an Ambulance, helping people with life threatening conditions.They are trained to use a defibrillator, administer oxygen, insert plastic airways, manoeuvres patients into a treatable position and how to deal with death.


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Registered charity
No. 1116627
The Ben Williams Trust

The Trust is set up in memory of Ben Williams who died aged 14. It aims to promote awareness and research into heart muscle disorders in children and to support those affected and their families. It also supports youth cricket projects with a particular emphasis on wicketkeeping.


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Registered charity
No. 1058944
The Blood Pressure Association

Every year in the UK, 125,000 people have an unnecessary heart attack or stroke in which high blood pressure is a key factor. The Blood Pressure Association exists to fight the causes of high blood pressure to prevent strokes and heart disease in the UK.


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Registered charity
No. 1051570
Blue Skies Hospitals Fund

Blue Skies Hospitals Fund supports the best healthcare and the best medical research, on the UK?s premier tourist coast. Our aim is to banish the gloom of illness, allowing everyone to enjoy the blue skies of good health and the Fylde Coast. For the area?s 330,000 residents, and the 12 million or so holidaymakers who visit each year, Blue Skies Hospitals Fund reaches out with help that brightens those lives. The charity underpins the work of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, home to top quality patient services and medical research projects, and the employer of thousands of highly skilled doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals and support staff. The sole purpose of Blue Skies Hospitals Fund is to nurture the provision of quality NHS care on the Fylde Coast. The best technology, the most effective training, the latest research and the highest standards of care: in place and easy to access, should you ever need them.


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Registered charity
No. 225971
British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation is the nation's heart charity. Every day they save lives, through pioneering research, providing vital information to help people reduce their own heart health risks, campaigning for change and supporting and caring for heart patients.


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Registered charity
No. 1050845
Cardiac Risk in the Young

Hundreds of young people die unexpectedly of heart defects every year. CRY works to raise awareness of Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) and campaigns for proactive screening of young people. It offers help and support to those who have suffered a loss, provides medical information, carries out Mobile Cardiac Screening and ECG Testing Programmes within local communities and contributes to medical research. For more information please go to www.c-r-y.org.uk


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Registered charity
No. 803262
Cardiomyopathy Association

The Cardiomyopathy Association provides support, advice and information for individuals and families suffering from Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM), Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC), and Restrictive Cardiomyopathy.


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Registered charity
No. 1081384
Chain of Hope

Chain of Hope provides children suffering from life-threatening heart diseases with treatment to which they do not have access and we aim to develop paediatric cardiac facilities in developing countries. Chain of Hope provides cardiac care in two ways: By sending out medical teams to treat children in-country and by setting up training programmes for local surgeons and medical staff in-situ. By bringing children to the UK for open and closed heart operations as an interim measure.


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Registered charity
No. 1057920
Challenge Adventure Charities

For some 15 years Challenge Adventure Charities has organised charity bike rides, mainly in France. By 2010 we have raised some 2,574,897 for mainly for Cancer, Medical and Children's charities, but also for lots of other extremely worthwhile causes. We pride ourselves that every penny that has been raised has been paid to charity - our participants paying the full cost of event entry themselves.


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Registered charity
No. 1119015
The Charlie Ramsey Research Fund

The Charlie Ramsey Research Fund supports and sponsors research that will benefit babies and children with a Single Ventricle Heart Condition (half a heart). The Charity provides and sponsors medical equipment to assist in the research and development of surgery for Single Ventricle Heart Disease. The charity promotes and raises awareness of the importance of saving lives through organ donation, the gift of life.


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Registered charity
No. SC018761
Chest, Heart & Stroke Association Scotland

Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland aims to improve the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness, through medical research, advice and information, and support in the community.


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Registered charity
No. 267893
Children's Heart Association

Formed in the UK in 1973, the Children's Heart Association (formerly known as The Association for Children with Heart Disorders) is a support group run by families and friends of cardiac children for families with , or who have had, children with heart disorders.


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Registered charity
No. 700753
Children's Heart Surgery Fund

The Children's Heart Surgery Fund enhances patient facilities and support, provides the latest medical equipment and funds world renowned research dedicated to babies, children and teenagers with heart defects.


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Registered charity
No. 271070
CORDA

CORDA supports high quality research into the early diagnosis and prevention of heart disease and stroke through non-invasive techniques (magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound). Currently, projects are supported at Royal Brompton Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.


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Registered charity
No. 1003309
Cycling Projects

Cycling Projects purpose, is the promotion of cycling as a means of sustainable transport for all sectors of the community. We do this by community education, the promotion of leisure events and the facilitation and creation of cycling opportunities for all to enjoy.


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Registered charity
No. 1095652
The Daisy Appeal

It teaches the treatment of and conducts research into ... cancer and heart disease.


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Registered charity
No. SC008225
The Difference - Borders Health Board Endowment Funds

'the difference' is a local charity that exists to enhance patient care in the Scottish Borders. We work in close partnership with healthcare professionals across the full spectrum of hospital and community activity, to identify projects that will help local doctors, nurses and other clinicians enhance the care which they provide. Our work funds equipment, research, training, patient comforts and improvements to patient and staff environment.


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Registered charity
No. 1056979
Dudley Group of Hospitals Charity

Money donated to the Dudley Group of Hospitals Charity enables us to buy new medical equipment, provide specialist training for staff and improve patient care.


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Registered charity
No. 515104
East Cheshire Hospice

East Cheshire Hospice cares for adults with life-limiting illnesses from which there is no cure and supports those important to them. Out services are free and, with less than 23% of our costs met by government , we need to fundraise over 5,500 every single day of the year just to keep going.


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Registered charity
No. 287475
Evelina Children's Heart Organisation

ECHO supports children with Congenital Heart Disease who are treated at the Evelina Children's Hospital and their parents/carers. We provide information, friendship and support at times when parents feel alone and desperate, or when they need guidance or advice. We also support the children themselves as they grow into their teenage years and beyond, to help them take the first steps towards independence in dealing with their heart condition.


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Registered charity
No. SC011988
Fife Health Board Endowment Funds

Provision Of Healthcare


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Registered charity
No. 700730
Freeman Heart & Lung Transplant Association

To help and support transplant patients of the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne both financially and by providing facilities for recreation to enable them to improve their condition. Also to educate the public of the need for organ donation.


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Registered charity
No. 1041866
Grown Up Congenital Heart Patients Association

GUCH Patients Association helps young people and adults who were born with a heart condition. It provides information and advice services and organises conferences and events to educate, raise awareness and combat isolation.


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Registered charity
No. 1008360
The Harbour

The Harbour provides a free and professional counselling & psychotherapy service for people living with a life-threatening illness, people close to them and those bereaved through a life-threatening illness.


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Registered charity
No. 1050008
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund

Donations support a wide range of charitable and health related activities benefiting both patients and staff within Harrogate District Hospital. In general they are used to purchase the very varied additional equipment and services that the NHS is unable to provide.


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Registered charity
No. 1109021
Heart Care

Heart Care is a local medical charity. It provides cardiac rehabilitation and after care to people who have suffered a heart attack, undergone heart surgery and surgical intervention or suffer from other coronary heart conditions. Through Heart Care's unique exercise programme patients can return to a normal, healthy, active life.


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Registered charity
No. 1101727
Heart Cells Foundation

Heart Cells Foundation is funding research and development of a revolutionary and potentially life-saving treatment that uses a patient?s own stem cells to repair their heart. This groundbreaking therapy could help those with heart disease ? whether they have suffered a heart attack or have developed a weak heart for other reasons.


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Registered charity
No. 513946
Heart Link

Heart Link, was originally formed as a support group for parents and families who have a child suffering from a heart defect. Since 1981 we have collected over £2.5 million pounds. This has been used to fund projects large and small


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Registered charity
No. 1044821
Heart Research UK

Heart Research is a visionary charity that leads the way funding ground breaking, innovative, medical research projects at the cutting edge of science into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease. There is a strong emphasis on supporting clinical and surgical projects and young researchers on their first steps into research. The charity also encourages and supports original healthy lifestyle initiatives that explore novel ways of preventing heart disease in all sectors of the community.


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Registered charity
No. 1003904
HEART UK

At H.E.A.R.T UK we?re passionate about preventing premature deaths caused by high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. Inherited high cholesterol (IHC) affects about one person in every 100 and can cause early cardiovascular disease and shorten lives. IHC can kill fit young people, without warning, in their 30s, 40s and even in their 20s!


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Registered charity
No. 511786
Heartbeat

Heartbeat is based in the Northwest and helps local people recover and rebuild their lives after suffering heart illness, heart attack, cardiac surgery or angina. All resources and funds raised are used primarily for long term cardiac rehabilitation. Heartbeat also supports education to reduce the incidence of heart disease.


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Registered charity
No. 295803
HeartLine Association

HeartLine provides information and support to children with heart disorders and their families and friends. Packs of information are sent to hospitals that treat Heart Children. It can arrange one-to-one contact for particular types of heart defects, for people whose babies won't feed, for Grandparents and for those expecting a baby with a heart condition.


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Registered charity
No. 1050362
Heatherwood And Wexham Park Hospitals Trust General Fund

The charity helps fund medical equipment throughout the trust, and enhances the level of care by financing many courses and education days. It helps improve both patient and staff environments and holds many different funds reflecting the sheer size of the trust


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Registered charity
No. 1058898
Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust Charitable Funds

Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust aims to provide the best possible facilities, equipment and environment for patients, staff and visitors. The Hospital relies on the kindness and generosity of many individuals, groups and companies who donate their time and money to help reach this aim.


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Registered charity
No. 1038916
Hospital Heartbeat Appeal Fund

The charity's work centres on helping people who suffer from heart disease - the biggest killer in the community. It supports NHS hospitals across Yorkshire by raising money to buy the latest generation of medical equipment to aid the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of heart patients.


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Registered charity
No. 1048827
Ipswich Hospital Charitable Funds

Ipswich Hospital is a National Health Service trust providing hospital-based healthcare to more than 326,000 people who live in and around Ipswich and east Suffolk. We believe very strongly that this hospital belongs to the community, and our community plays a vital role in the life of the hospital.


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Registered charity
No. 1062120
Lakelands Day Care Hospice

Lakelands provides specialist palliative day care and support services for up to one hundred patients per week. Our aim is to enhance the quality of life for those in need and their loved ones at a time of crisis and beyond in an environment that provides tranquillity, support and care.


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Registered charity
No. 1056804
Leicester Hospitals Charity

Leicester Hospitals Charity aims to provide the best possible facilities and environment for patients, staff and visitors as well as helping to supply state-of-the-art equipment. We rely on the kindness and generosity of the many individuals, groups and companies who donate their time and money to help us reach this aim.


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Registered charity
No. SC035358
The Little Haven Community Care Centre

The Little Haven is a registered charity providing support for people affected by life limiting illness. Our aim is to connect with people, provide motivation, inspiration, hope and council.


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Registered charity
No. 1052813
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital is committed to high quality research and is fortunate to have a fully established Clinical Trial Unit and a Research Laboratory on site. Our researchers are dedicated to reducing heart and lung disease and in 1998 we launched the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Appeal to support research projects undertaken at the hospital. The Hospital uses the funds raised to maintain and develop standards of excellence in patient care. Our pioneering researchers and scientists have contributed to vital advances in cardiovascular medicine, helping to prevent heart and lung disease and improving treatments for patients of the future.


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Registered charity
No. 1098364
LIVES

Lives works alongside the Ambulance Service responding to emergency calls in Lincolnshire.Its First Responders live within the community therefore are able to attend in under 6 minutes in 85% of calls. Its Volunteers consist of Medics and members of the public, trained in First on Scene life saving skills.


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Registered charity
No. SC033732
Madeleine Steel Charitable Trust

We send doctors to North America to learn the latest techniques to help children with heart disease.


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Registered charity
No. 1093115
Medical And Educational Aid To Kenya

MEAK provide medical and educational supplies to Kenya as well as carrying out open heart surgery in Nairobi on sick children using a team of medics recruited from Guys and St Thomas' Hospital, who all provide their services free of charge. It also runs eye camps in remote areas of Kenya


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Registered charity
No. 1104455
Moving the World

Moving the World is CEVA Logistics' charity foundation, whose employees help raise funds for nominated charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support, British Heart Foundation & Transaid.


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Registered charity
No. 1127399
Neil Desai Foundation

The Neil Desai Foundation was set up to support causes dear to Neil Desai who sadly passed away aged 22. The Charity aims to promote education and sports amongst the young, help the poor and needy in developing countries and invest in the prevention of cardiac fatalities in the young.


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Registered charity
No. 502473
Newcastle Healthcare Charity

Newcastle Healthcare Charity is an NHS dedicated charity who support local hospital services at the RVI, Newcastle General and Walkergate hospitals (general & specialist care); St Nicholas & St George's hospitals (mental health services) and Hunters Moor hospitals (neuro-rehabilitation). The charity enhances patient care, treatment and experience through a wide variety of grants; supports innovative research and development and facilitates additional training and support for NHS staff


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Registered charity
No. 1057213
Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Charity

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Charity is the official charity for the Freeman Hospital. The charity enhances patient care, treatment and experience through a wide variety of grants; supports innovative research and facilitates additional training and support for NHS staff. A full list of services provided by the hospital is available on request.


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Registered charity
No. 1054935
NLAG Charitable Funds - Neonatal Unit

NLAG Hospitals charitable funds covers Medical, Health, Sickness, children and young people, elderly and old people and people with diabilities, We act as an umbrella body covering Diana Princess of Wales Hosp. Grimsby,Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole District Hospital and also NL PCT and NEL Care Trust Plus.


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Registered charity
No. 1042644
Norfolk Heart Trust

The Norfolk Heart Trust (NHT) was established in 1994 by the foresight of the physicians and staff of the cardiac department at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital ? now University Hospital (NNUH). Charitable status was acquired and Trustees appointed including Dr. Tony Page, Treasurer, Sheila Wood as Secretary and the late Alun Creed. NHT set out to raise money ??..for the relief of sickness in the County of Norfolk and the City of Norwich with particular emphasis on heart disease ?.?. There are many expensive items of equipment, necessary for the running of a modern heart unit, that were not immediately purchasable by the NHS. NHT funded a number of these over the years as set out in the list below. NHT will continue to provide such equipment or training, where possible, when funds are not available from exchequer sources. NHT has helped research projects and contributed to training of staff. Even before the recent Balloons4Hearts appeal, over 600,000 had been raised and most of that has been spent on, or committed to, various pieces of equipment, the grants made and equipment purchased are included in the grants list which can be viewed on our website.


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Registered charity
No. 1060133
North Hampshire Hospitals Charity

Funds held for any charitable purpose or purposes relating to the National Health Service wholly or mainly for the services provided by Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust (registered 14 January 1997).


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Registered charity
No. XN47338
Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke

The aim of NI Chest, Heart and Stroke is to promote the prevention of and alleviate the suffering resulting from chest heart and stroke related illnesses. It does this through Support & Rehabilitation, research, health promotion, lobbying, financial support and advice & information.


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Registered charity
No. 1083122
Northumbria Health Care Charity Funds

Support the NHS


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Registered charity
No. 1053584
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital Charitable Fund

The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust is the largest postgraduate specialist heart and lung centre in the UK, with an international reputation as leaders in the research, treatment and education of heart and lung disease. Money raised through the Charitable Fund sponsors pioneering research which helps to understand the causes of these diseases and develop new treatments.


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Registered charity
No. 1113681
SADS UK

SADS UK is a charity helping to Save Lives, informing the general public and health professionals of symptoms of Heart Conditions that can cause a Sudden Arrhythmic Death if not detected and treated. The charity donates heart monitoring and medical equipment to medical establishments and defibrillators in the community.


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Registered charity
No. 1049226
Salford Royal Hospitals

The Charity supports the wellbeing of patients and staff at the hospital by providing vital equipment, supporting staff through education and supporting both patients and staff through a range of welfare activities. It also provides funds for medical research which benefits the entire community.


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Registered charity
No. 277828
SBASCH

TBA


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Registered charity
No. SC035499
Scottish Association for Children with Heart Disorders

We offer support and understanding in everyday care and welfare to parents and families of children with heart disorders. We help fund research, equipment for hospitals and homes, and family support grants as well as providing weekend breaks for young adult, teenage and family groups.


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Registered charity
No. 267323
South West Children's Heart Circle

The Heart Circle supports children undergoing cardiac care at the Bristol Children's Hospital, and their families. It covers an area from Cornwall to South Wales. The charity provides support from parents who have had similar experiences, social events, a caravan for short breaks and equipment to make the children's lives easier.


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Registered charity
No. 1057266
Southend Hospital Charity

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust cares for more than 380,000 patients each year. It?s the local hospital for the Southend area and beyond, providing a wide range of acute services and specialising in cancer care. Southend Hospital Charity works on your behalf to make sure all the money you donate benefits the specific ward or department you have designated ? helping to provide state-of-the-art medical equipment, improve patient and staff amenities and fund vital research.


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Registered charity
No. 519650
Springboard Sunderland

Springboard's vision is to provide work experience and training for young people interested in working and gaining skills under the Job Creation Programme.


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Registered charity
No. 1053125
St Helen's & Knowsley Hospitals Charitable Fund

To provide equipment, comfort items and therapeutic aids for patients, also provide education and training for both patients and staff.


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Registered charity
No. 1053125
St Helen's & Knowsley Hospitals Charitable Fund

To provide equipment, comfort items and therapeutic aids for patients, also provide education and training for both patients and staff.


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Registered charity
No. 1084898
STARS

STARS Works together with individuals, families and medical professionals to offer support and information on Syncopes and Reflex Anoxic Seizures


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Registered charity
No. 800365
Thrombosis Research Institute

Our object is to develop and extend research into thrombosis through scientific laboratory work and clinical research, and to share the results of the work with the medical profession and other interested parties.


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Registered charity
No. 1106248
To Transplant and Beyond

To Transplant and Beyond was established to give hope, encouragement and support to transplant patients, their families, friends and carers during a very traumatic time in their lives. It conveys the positive side of transplantation, by showing what can be achieved and by encouraging as many people as possible to join the donor register, so that many more lives can be saved.


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Registered charity
No. 1110009
UKSCF

The UKSCF is the only UK medical research charity devoted solely to raising funding for stem cell projects. Its aim is to speed up the translation of research from the laboratory to therapies for patients.


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Registered charity
No. 1037486
The Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation

Set up to monitor and to explain the increasing amount of scientific research linking diet to health ? providing accurate information on which to make informed choices.


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Registered charity
No. 1116510
Wessex Heartbeat

Wessex Heartbeat supports the work of the Wessex Cardiac Centre, a centre of International Excellence. We provide the latest specialist equipment and major facilities for patients, their relatives and staff to ensure the highest quality of care for the 20,000 adults and children treated each and every year.


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Registered charity
No. 1052210
West Hertfordshire Hospitals Nhs Trust Charity

Thank you for deciding to support the West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust Charity. We provide funding for extra equipment and better facilities to improve the welfare of all hospital patients in the West Hertfordshire area. We also provide funds to support staff training and education which in turn will better equip our nurses to provide a much higher standard of care.


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Registered charity
No. 1049223
West Suffolk Hospital

West Suffolk Hospitals Charitable Trust is the registered charity for West Suffolk Hospital. Its objective is to support the work of the hospital for the benefit of its patients and staff, by raising funds to enhance services and facilities.


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Registered charity
No. 1057589
Weston General Hospital Charitable Fund

Charitable funds are used in a wide variety of ways to provide those things that the Trust's main funding sources are unable to do. Such spending has included in the past, for example, additional facilities and equipment to assist in the treatment and comfort of patients and for the staff training and welfare. Our Diamond Appeal was launched to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the NHS and we are raising money for a digital breast scanner. All donations to the Diamond Appeal are completely separate from the Charitable Funds and are specifically for the digital breast scanner. They are not used for any other purpose. http://www.justgiving.com/Diamond-Appeal


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Registered charity
No. 281014
Williams Syndrome Foundation

The Williams Syndrome Foundation was formed in 1980 and is run by parents for parents of children with this rare condition which causes heart and kidney problems and learning difficulties. It desperately needs funds to finance its ambitious research and family support programmes which include national conventions and regional meetings.


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Registered charity
No. 512815
Young at Heart

It offers help and support to families of babies and children diagnosed with heart defects. It provides a support line and regular ward visits for parents during their time in hospital with their sick child. Its aim is to bring the families together at social events, where they can meet with other families, share experiences and the children make new friends.


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