Heart Research UK Heart of Scotland Appeal – Working procedures during COVID-19

Due to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19, Heart Research UK is closely following the latest Government guidelines.

From Tuesday the 18th of March, as per government advice, all members of Heart Research UK staff are now working from home until further notice. If you do need to contact us, please be patient as we are running a scaled-back telephone service.

If you need to reach a specific member of the Heart Research UK team, our email addresses can be found here.

For Heart of Scotland enquiries, please contact Amanda@heartresearch.org.uk

For general enquiries, please email info@heartresearch.org.uk

We know that this is a worrying time for many people, particularly for those who already have a health condition. You will want to know what it means if you or a loved one has heart disease, and how to keep safe and well.

We have compiled some FAQ’s in addition to a video with information from the NHS and the Government to let you know what steps to take.

Please click here to visit the Heart Research UK website for more information.

Help us take on Scotland’s single biggest killer

The Heart of Scotland is a fundraising appeal to raise and spend money in Scotland on vital medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease.

It’s a way for each of us to honour, to celebrate and to share the stories of our hearts and to raise funds for the life changing breakthroughs of tomorrow.

Why we’re launching the appeal

We are all familiar with harsh stories about heart health in Scotland. The fact is, on average, 47 people a day die from cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Mothers, fathers, grandparents, sons, daughters, from Aberdeen to Arbroath, from Kirkcaldy to Kilbride. There will be another 47 tomorrow. We know that in Scotland the death rate from coronary heart disease is almost 50% higher than the South East of England.

We don’t think this is fair. Whilst these facts are daunting, we are full of hope. There is a great deal for Scottish hearts to celebrate. Scotland’s universities and hospitals are leading the way with ground-breaking research leading to new discoveries and life-changing treatments.

It’s gathering pace, and it’s all working to benefit patients as soon as possible and keep those we love around for longer.

Get your heart pumping and take on a challenge!

There are lots of organised events taking place across Scotland.

Big Scottish Picnic
Heart of Scotland