The Great Cholesterol Challenge

If you would like to make a difference this October, why not get involved and sign up to our Great Cholesterol Challenge.


It costs us £120,000 a year to run our cholesterol helpline. Please donate to keep the helpline and other services running


HEART UK are delighted to be supporting ukactive’s annual National Fitness Day on Wednesday, 26 September 2018.  HEART UK recognises the importance of being physically active in helping to maintain healthy cholesterol levels and supports initiatives such as National Fitness Day to help individuals achieve these.

We are delighted that two of our corporate partners are getting involved with National Fitness Day and raising funds for HEART UK.

Places Leisure

Loyal corporate partners, Places Leisure will be supporting HEART UK with activities in over 80 of their centres on National Fitness Day, Wednesday 26 September.  From free classes throughout the day to exciting fitness challenges, they will also be promoting the ‘Flying Start’ initiative - which encourages businesses to allow their employees to start work an hour later and use their extra time to do something active. To enable people to get their day off to a #FlyingStart, sites  will be offering free access to gyms, virtual cycling classes and lane swimming between 7 and 9am. 

All participating centres will be encouraging customers to get involved and donate to HEART UK throughout the day. Further information about the day’s activities can be found here.


We are delighted to announce that FLexercise – a new corporate partner – will be supporting National Fitness Day and HEART UK not only on Wednesday 26 September, but throughout the entire week!  Over 100 FLexercise classes will be part of an exciting ‘Big Step’ challenge to see how many tall buildings they can climb, (virtually)!  From The Shard to Big Ben, The Gherkin and even the world’s tallest building, The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the classes will be counting their steps, having fun, keeping fit and donating to HEART UK. So come along and join in the fun!  Find your nearest class here.

The FLexercise system is a proven exercise formula accessible to everyone. Based on great physical exercise, yoga and movement, FLexercise helps to improve posture, balance, strength and increase energy levels.