Why Shop With Us

Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer.  For over 50 years we’ve pioneered research that’s transformed the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. Our work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are changing the fight against heart disease. But so many people still need our help.

 From babies born with life-threatening heart problems to the many Mums, Dads and Grandparents who survive a heart attack and endure the daily battles of heart failure. Join our fight for every heartbeat in the UK. Every pound raised, minute of your time and donation to our shops will help make a difference to people’s lives.

Shop to help fight for every heartbeat 

Only through our generous supporters, and by raising funds can we sustain the research that is the key to our quest.  Research that will help to predict, prevent and cure heart disease.

Here are some of the ways in which the funds that you help to raise when you buy gifts from the BHF Online Shop directly helps the BHF’s fight for every heartbeat:

  • £10 could help us to provide 25 callers to our Heart Help Line with a heart information booklet, helping them to deal with and understand their illness better.
  • £24 could provide an hour of specialist care from a BHF Heart Nurse to a heart patient and their family, providing practical and emotional support.
  • £124 could fund the cost of a “Little Anne”, a realistic adult mannequin used for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training.  Performing CPR buys time and more than doubles the chances of survival for someone following a cardiac arrest.
  • £250 could cover the cost of a hand held ECG machine.  These machines are designed for patients to use at home to monitor their hearts.  When they experience a cardiac event this machine will record the heart’s rhythm which a doctor can later study and use it to help diagnose the patient’s condition.
  • £500 could help to fund a cardiac nurse working on the BHF Heart Helpline for a full week.  Our cardiac nurses enable heart patients and their families to learn more about their heart condition and ways of managing, to help them take control of their own health.
  • £1,000 could cover the cost of a portable defibrillator plus CPR training equipment that could help save a life in the community.