British Heart Foundation

From Topsham to Tokyo – the BHS Devon committee with a big Olympic goal

The British Horse Society (BHS) are calling for horse riders in Devon to saddle up and take part in a unique fundraising challenge. The “Olympic Rideathon” aims to clock up enough miles to get from Topsham to Tokyo, raising money for safe off-road riding routes for Devon’s equestrians.

As part of the annual Ride Out UK (ROUK) campaign, the BHS Devon committee are encouraging people...

Bensons turns preloved beds into £7.1 million for British Heart Foundation

Free collection service for unwanted beds and furniture helps save lives

Finding new homes for preloved beds and bedroom furniture has helped to save lives by raising more than £7.1 million for the British Heart Foundation thanks to customers of Bensons for Beds.

Bensons customers can donate unwanted bed frames, bases, mattresses and bedroom furniture to the British Heart Foundation...

Rise in excess heart and circulatory disease deaths in under 65s since Covid-19 pandemic began 

There have been almost 800 excess deaths in those dying below the age of 65 from heart and circulatory diseases since the Covid-19 pandemic began, a new analysis by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has revealed.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that excess deaths in England and Wales for many health conditions spiked during the first peak of the pandemic...

Health Charity Partnership fundraising appeal in Devon shows a little help can go a long way

People in Devon will be able to give a big boost to three life-saving charities that have been heavily impacted by COVID-19.

Tesco stores across Devon are supporting the Tesco Health Charity Partnership’s appeal to raise money for Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK from 1 to 13 September.

The supermarket chain’s customers can make a donation by...

British Heart Foundation encourages people to sign up to bike ride with staggering statistics

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is urging people in Plymouth to turn from spectator to sportsperson this summer, as new figures show that the average resident spends nearly 18 more hours watching sport than getting active every year.

The heart research charity has released the statistics to encourage people to sign up to its iconic London to Brighton bike ride on Sunday 17 June....

Communities raise vital funds for heart research

Hundreds of generous fundraisers across the South of England have joined the fight against heart disease by raising an almost £336,000 for the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) life saving research through its Do Your Own Thing campaign.

From fun runs and sponsored spin-a-thons, to charity quiz nights and bake sales, dedicated supporters across the region have been showing they’re all...

Over four fifths of people in SW would give to a good cause

New statistics released by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) reveal just how generous South West residents are with two thirds saying giving to charity is important to them.

The nation’s heart charity surveyed 2,000 people to uncover our favourite fundraising habits to encourage everyone to hold a fundraising event to help raise money for life saving research.

The BHF found...

Just Walk all over heart disease for BHF

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is calling on everyone in the South West to mark National Walking Month this May by signing up to Just Walk to help raise money for life saving research.

Just Walk invites family, friends and colleagues to put their best foot forward and arrange a walk in a location, time and distance of their choice to help raise money in the fight against heart...

Two fifths of people in SW confess they get out of breath running for a bus

Over two fifths of people in the South West have confessed to being so unfit they would get out of breath running for the bus, according to new statistics released as part of the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) brand new fundraising challenge MyMarathon.

The BHF poll revealed well over half (52%) of adults in the South West said if they went running now the furthest they could manage...

Link between blood pressure and teen stress

A new study from the online journal Heart suggests a link between the tendency to become easily stressed in adolescents and a heightened risk of developing high blood pressure in later life.

The research looked at more than 1.5 million 18-year-old men with normal blood pressure, who had been conscripted to the army in Sweden between 1969 and 1997 until the end of 2012 and were assessed...