Heart UK

WILL YOU JOIN OUR MISSION? 
 
Did you know that almost one in two adults have high cholesterol and are at risk from heart attacks, strokes, and vascular dementia?   
 
You may be surprised to hear that high cholesterol is one of the leading causes of premature death in the UK. Yet, many of these deaths are preventable.   
 
Most people don’t even know they have high cholesterol until they have a test. That’s why it’s often referred to as ‘the silent killer’. 
 
The good news is that by choosing HEART UK, you’ll be joining our mission to put a STOP to premature and preventable death caused by high cholesterol.  
 
 Your payroll giving will save lives and here’s how: 
 

  • HEART UK depends payroll giving to educate doctors and nurses to identify people with high cholesterol and offer the best possible treatment.   

 

  • It is people like you, who fund the Cholesterol Helpline which gives a lifeline to people needing in-depth medical advice. 

 

  • Your regular donations will ensure cholesterol remains a top priority with decision makers and the NHS. 

 

  • But it’s not just adult lives you’ll be saving… it’s children’s lives too.   

 
HEART UK is the only charity dedicated to a life-threatening, family condition called familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). It’s a genetic condition which can cause extremely high cholesterol levels, even in babies.   
 
Around one in 250 people inherit FH. Presently, most of these people will not know they have the condition until it is too late.   
 
Your gift will bolster our fight to ensure ‘hereditary cholesterol condition screening’ is available for EVERY baby so that life-saving treatment can be given.   
You’ll be keeping families together for longer. 
 
With no government funding, precious lives can only be saved by people like you and me. 
 
Today, HEART UK is a reasonably small charity. But our mission is HUGE. Our dedicated team are working tirelessly to make change and save precious lives. But we really need your help to do that. 
 
By standing with HEART UK today, you’ll be saving lives right now and providing a better future for our children and grandchildren. 
 
To find out more about our work, please visit heartuk.org.uk. Here you can sign up for your free copy of ‘Cholesterol News’, read by over 100,000 people every month!

For now, we’d like to send you a MASSIVE THANK YOU. We can’t wait to welcome you to the team!
 
Good to know…
If you are over 40, it is likely that your GP or local authority will be able to offer you a FREE health check, including a cholesterol test. Most people are eligible to have test every five years. Search ‘NHS health check’ for more information. It could save your life!
 

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