Theresa May
Theresa May

The Prime Minister and MP for Maidenhead, The Rt Hon Theresa May is lending her support for National Cholesterol Month:

“I am delighted to back HEART UK’s National Cholesterol Month. National Cholesterol Month is an important opportunity to increase our understanding of high cholesterol and what we can all do to lead a healthier lifestyle. I congratulate HEART UK on the work they do to prevent premature deaths and the help they offer people with, and affected by high cholesterol. HEART UK’s work is vital for our nation’s health and I am pleased to give them my support”

Dawn Harper
Dr Dawn Harper

“I am really happy to support HEART UK and to help educate people about the dangers of not knowing or treating high cholesterol. Whether it is campaigning for better access to vital medication, advising health professionals on the latest developments or supporting patients uncertain of their options, HEART UK does a great job in raising awareness and plays an invaluable role supporting heart health. I’m also really impressed by the thousands of individuals who have taken up the Great Cholesterol Challenge to fundraise for HEART UK – good luck to them all!”

Dr Dawn Harper

National Cholesterol Month

Plans are in hand for another great National Cholesterol Month this October!

For those that are not familiar with the campaign, National Cholesterol Month is an entire month devoted to raising awareness of the dangers of high cholesterol and raising funds to help us continue providing our vital life-saving work. The main event of the campaign is The Great Cholesterol Challenge where we ask people to get involved with one of our fun virtual sporting challenges to raise funds for HEART UK.  We are still at the planning stage so keep an eye on these pages for more information!

In the meantime, email fundraising if you or your company would like to make a difference and get involved this October; we would be delighted to hear from you.

We receive no government funding and in order to keep The Cholesterol Helpline and our other services running, we rely on the generosity of people like you.  You can help!  Get involved with National Cholesterol Month and help us reach our target of £50,000 to go towards our vital life-saving work.  

Read here about the impact of our work and how we spend our money.

Thank you

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


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

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A story of Hope

A Story of Hope is a short four-minute film about a family with a history of Familial Hypercholesterolemia.

4 ways to lower cholesterol

Written by Linda Main and Baldeesh Rai, HEART UK dietitians, and featuring lots of helpful advice, motivational tools and recipes.