British Heart Foundation announced greenest charity retailer at Charity Retail Awards

This week the British Heart Foundation (BHF) was the proud winner of the Charity Retail Association’s award for Greenest Charity Retailer of the Year. The win comes after a strong year in which they have made big strides in our commitment to being an environmentally aware retailer. Attending the Charity Retail Association Awards at Colwick Hall, Nottingham, was Sustainability Manager David Roman, who has been leading their strategy to become greener and was thrilled to see the hard work of staff and volunteers recognised. Since joining the charity in 2012…

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Celebrities help beat heartbreak forever by attending The Beating Hearts Ball

The red carpet was rolled out for VIP guests including Pippa Middleton, Vernon Kay, David Seaman and David Ginola at the British Heart Foundation’s annual fundraising gala at the historic Guildhall in London. The glamourous event – the Beating Hearts Ball – welcomed BHF Ambassador and Honorary Gala Chair, Pippa Middleton, sporting legends David Ginola, Anthony Ogogo and David Seaman MBE, and X Factor winner Louisa. The guests came together for a night of fundraising to raise money for the BHF’s life saving research into heart and circulatory diseases. A…

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BHF Sales Figures released to mark National Read A Book Day reveal that romance novels are a firm favourite with the nation

New figures released by the British Heart Foundation reveal romance literature is in high demand at their shops – with the North East the country’s biggest hotspot for love.  Another summer of love might be drawing to a close, but our latest sales figures have revealed that we’re soppy at heart all year round, with romance novels flying off our shelves faster than any other category. The sales data, released by BHF to mark National Read a Book Day on Thursday 6th September, shows that we’re suckers for stories of…

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The BHF joins forces with Microsoft and the NHS to save thousands more lives from cardiac arrests

Thousands more lives could be saved from cardiac arrests, thanks to a ground-breaking partnership between the NHS, the British Heart Foundation (BHF), and Microsoft. The new partnership aims to map all of the UK’s defibrillators, with a shared ambition for the life-saving devices to be made readily available for every out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The initiative is in response to shocking figures that show public access defibrillators are used in less than 3 per cent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, significantly reducing the survival chances of tens of thousands of people every…

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Life saving CPR to be added to the school curriculum

In a landmark move, the UK Government has revealed plans to add CPR to the national curriculum. The historic announcement sees CPR and first aid added to the curriculum as part of wider Health Education classes. The move could transform survival rates from out of hospital cardiac arrests, potentially saving thousands of lives. Survival rates for out of hospital cardiac arrests are shockingly low, with less than 1 in 10 surviving. The British Heart Foundation Chief Executive, Simon Gillespie, says evidence suggests “nearly 1 in 4 could survive if all…

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