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The silent killer

Most people don’t know they have raised cholesterol. There are no clear symptoms. For some, the first sign might be a heart attack.

Fundraising Help Pack
Fundraising Help Pack

Our Fundraising Help Pack is full of advice and tips, to request a copy email Fundraising or call 01628 777 046

Run for heart health!

If you feel like running for us and doing your own Great Cholesterol Challenge then we'd love to hear from you!  We are partners with Run for Charity - check out if there are any runs in your area  or drop us an email and we would be delighted to help you find something suitable.

See what FH nurse Julie McCullough said about her challenge last year:

Julie McCullough

‘I really enjoyed the personal challenge of setting myself a target to run 5k and it felt amazing to not only achieve this but to raise £160 for HEART UK to go towards their life saving work.

Thank you HEART UK for helping me to achieve something I thought I never would.’

Julie McCullough

Alternatively, you could enter one of our virtual challenges.  Take as long as you like during National Cholesterol Month and challenge yourself!  Here are just a few inspirational ideas to get you thinking!

  • Be an Olympic hero and collect your medal by running a virtual 26 mile Marathon at the Olympic Games in Rio!​
  • Go East to West in this virtual 35 mile challenges from Edinburgh to Glasgow
  • Have a virtual 73 mile run along the most scenic railway route in England – the famous Settle to Carlisle railway line

Choose which challenge suits you.  Either do the challenge on a running machine in the gym or pound the streets.  Download the RunKeeper App onto your smart phone and record the miles you run. Alternatively, if you have the iPhone 5S and above, you can record your miles with the Health App.  

Encourage your family and friends to get involved too! Open a Virgin Money or Just Giving account send the link round to family and friends (including those on your social media channels) and see how much your efforts will raise for HEART UK.

Please tweet about your challenge, and post photographs on Instagram  and Facebook - @heartukcharity using #NCMheartuk

Read how we use the money you raise  to help provide our vital services.

Thank you for getting involved!

HEART UK cannot accept liability for any problems or accidents during activities run in its name. Please make sure you keep safe and legal, and have fun! For comprehensive advice on all aspects of health and safety at events, see 

HEART UK’s National Cholesterol Month is proudly supported by Nestlé Heart Healthy Cereals.

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