Charity information


Over 250,000 people in the UK have inherited high cholesterol or other inherited blood fat conditions, most are living without the knowledge they could have an early heart attack or stroke. Only around 25,000 are identified, including children. We aim to double this to 50,000 by 2023.

We are a growing national charity providing expert support, education and influence to people with high cholesterol, their families and health care professionals.

Founded 2002

  • Mission statement

    No premature deaths or suffering caused by cholesterol and/or cardiovascular disease.

    For UK adults to know and understand their cholesterol levels and take appropriate action.

  • Aims

    HEART UK aims to:

    • To further increase our reputation and awareness with individuals and health care professionals as THE place to turn to for cholesterol and other blood fats help and advice.
    • To be THE recognised experts in educating individuals and health care professionals about cholesterol and other blood fats.
    • To be THE place for the media, in all it’s formats, to turn to for expert information about cholesterol and other blood fats.
    • Working towards becoming THE first port of call outside of the UK health systems for expert support & information on cholesterol and other blood fats.
  • Overview

    Established: August 2002

    Registered Charity Number: 1003904

    Board members: 103

    Full time staff: 6

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 103

    Phone number: 01628 777046

    Address: 7 North Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 1PE

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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