British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation

Charity information

British Heart Foundation

We're the nation's heart charity. Our vision is a world where people don't die prematurely from heart disease.

We'll achieve this through pioneering research, vital prevention activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with heart disease.

Founded 1961

  • Mission statement

    Our mission is to play a leading role in the fight against disease of the heart and circulation so that it is no longer a major cause of disability and premature death. Our vision is of a world in which people do not die prematurely of heart disease.

    We are dedicated to saving lives every day by investing in pioneering research, supporting and caring for heart patients and their families, campaigning for change and providing vital information to help people care for their own heart health.

  • Aims

    British Heart Foundation aims to:

    • Our mission is to win the fight against cardiovascular disease. Our vision is a world in which people do not die prematurely or suffer from cardiovascular disease.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1961

    Registered Charity Number: 225971

    Board members: 14

    Full time staff: 2000

    Part time staff: 500

    Volunteers: 2000

    Phone number: 0300 330 3322

    Address: BHF, Lyndon Place, 2096 Coventry Road, Sheldon, Birmingham B26 3YU

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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