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

Jules Impact Quote

“I give you my assurance that I will do everything in my power to continue to deliver our vision which is to prevent premature deaths from high cholesterol a major risk factor for heart attacks and strokes”. Jules Payne, Chief Executive, HEART UK – The Cholesterol Charity

Ann Edwards Helpline Supporter quote

I can’t thank you enough for your help on the phone and for the information you sent.  Your advice was invaluable and has helped me lower my cholesterol and lose weight too.  Thank you.

Helpline Module June 2016

‘I have had such wonderful help and support from HEART UK’s helpline.  The team are so friendly and patient and it does not matter how many times I ask a question they are always there for me.  It’s a wonderful service and I am so grateful to have their support.  I can’t speak highly enough of the help they have given me’.

Vera, Buckinghamshire.

Why Support HEART UK?

Over half of all adults in England have raised cholesterol (>5mmol/L). 1 in 250 people in the UK have Familial Hypercholesterolaemia ​(often shortened to FH), an inherited form of high cholesterol, which means they are at high risk of a heart attack, stroke or sudden death in their 20s, 30s and 40s unless diagnosed and treated.

We are passionate about preventing early death caused by high cholesterol and HEART UK is here for anyone affected by raised cholesterol or other blood fat conditions. We bring people together, providing information, support and education and we campaign for improved diagnosis and standards of care. Read more about our impact here.  With your help we can continue our life saving work preventing early death caused by high cholesterol.

Here are some testimonials from some of the people we have helped:

"The helpline saved my life" Tom, Bristol

"I need HEART UK to be there for my boys when I'm no longer around" Karen, Dartford

​"Our daughter has FH and sometimes people think that they never see the results of fundraising BUT we know that dramatic advances are being made and our daughter is involved in trialling new medication. That's why raising funds for HEART UK is important ". Tim and Angela Woodhouse, Halesowen 

We couldn't do any of this without your help. There are many ways you can get involved...

HEART UK receives no Government funding.  With your kind gift we can continue to help people through our support and information services. Please give whatever you can, your donation will make a vital difference.

There are many ways to fundraise for HEART UK. From running races to holding your own event, fundraising is a great way to support our work and is fun too! 

Learn more about upcoming events for health care professionals, patients and those who want to learn more about HEART UK

Take part in our campaigns and help raise awareness about and improve the lives of those living with high cholesterol.

National Cholesterol Month
Find out about our campaigns and activities during National Cholesterol Month in October and see what you can do in your area to support us.

Share your story
Share your story and help and inspire others.  Email us with your stories.

Join our online community - Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Thank you for your support, it is greatly appreciated

Staying healthy

Eating a healthy diet, not smoking and being physically active are important in helping to keep your cholesterol and other blood fats low.

Professional Membership

Sign up today to become a Professional Member of HEART UK from only £36 a year for HCP or £60 a year for medically qualified doctors.


See how you can get involved with our National Cholesterol Month this October!

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A tax-efficient and easy way to give direct from your salary. To find out more on how to set up payroll giving, read about it here