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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Jake Quickenden fronts new BHF Face a Fear campaign

Reigning Dancing on Ice champion and former I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here finalist Jake Quickenden is encouraging everyone to join the latest British Heart Foundation campaign by conquering their biggest fear by the end of July. The self-confessed arachnophobe conquered his fear on the shoot and put the squeamish and yellow-bellied to shame by befriending creepy crawlies and clowns for a fearless photoshoot. He is fronting the new BHF fundraising campaign – Face a Fear – to help fund fearless research into heart and circulatory disease. He…

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The BHF smashes Guinness World Records title in show of solidarity for heart patients

To mark Valentine’s Day this year the British Heart Foundation (BHF) achieved the Guinness World Records™ title for the longest chain of paper hearts with help from almost 18,000 of our supporters. Through our network of over 720 charity shops and thousands of supporters, we asked people to write messages of love and support for their loved ones, people battling heart disease or in memory of those they’ve lost. With the help of volunteers, the charity created a chain of 17,939 hearts, surpassing the previous Guinness World Record of 11,288…

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The Beating Hearts Ball online auction is now open to raise money for life saving research

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has launched its exclusive online auction with luxury items and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, ahead of The Beating Hearts Ball at The Guildhall on Tuesday 20 February.  The online auction is live until midday on Tuesday 20 February. Proceeds raised from the auction and the gala ball will help fund pioneering research in the fight against heart and circulatory disease and to support The Miles Frost Fund, set up by the family of the late Sir David Frost in partnership with the BHF. Auction lots  The chance…

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Tesco unveils new partnership to deliver Little Helps for healthier living

Three of the UK’s leading health charities have today come together with the UK’s leading food retailer to help tackle the nation’s biggest health challenges. The partnership, “Little Helps for healthier living”, will bring together the skills and expertise of the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK and Tesco to help lower the risk of heart and circulatory disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes.  Over the next five years, the four organisations will work together to help Tesco’s 300,000 UK colleagues and millions of UK shoppers by removing…

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