Stroke affects every one of us. It kills twice as many women as breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer. Stroke is now the second biggest killer in the world and the leading cause of complex adult disability in the UK. We’re bringing people together – researchers, scientists and supporters – to transform how we prevent and treat stroke and to save even more lives.
The British Heart Foundation funds over £100 million of life saving research each year into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. Heart diseases. Stroke. Vascular Dementia. Diabetes. They’re all connected, and they’re all under our microscope. Our research, is the promise to protect the people we love. Our children. Our parents. Our brothers. Our sisters. Our grandparents. Our closest friends.
We’re the only UK charity looking after the nation’s lungs. At some point in our lives, 1 in 5 of us will have a lung disease. Despite this, research into lung disease is desperately underfunded. At the British Lung Foundation, we’re committed to providing hope, help and a voice to everyone living with a lung condition. For the past 30 years, we’ve been researching lung disease and it remains at the heart of what we do.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition affecting more than 10,500 people in the UK. You are born with cystic fibrosis and cannot catch it later in life, but one in 25 of us carries the faulty gene that causes it, usually without knowing.
Heart Research UK is the charity dedicated to your heart. We invest in pioneering medical research, ground-breaking training and education and inspire communities to improve their heart health for themselves. They are things we are proud to have done for over 50 years.
Heartline supports children with heart disorders and their families, whatever the condition, wherever it is treated. Regrettably, in the UK one baby in every 180 is born with a heart disorder and more acquire them in childhood.
The Foundation was established in August 1995 to support the work of the National Heart & Lung Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London. The Institute has a pivotal role in Europe’s largest service for cardiac and respiratory research. This service was created by a formal alliance between Imperial College, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation gives help and hope to all those affected by lung cancer. One in three of our research projects are funded thanks to gifts in Wills and our work can only continue if supporters remember us at this important time.
Wessex Medical Research funds medical research based principally at the Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust but also in the greater Wessex region comprising Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Dorset, South Wiltshire and the Channel Islands. Current areas of research activity include breast, cervical, ovarian and prostate cancer, leukaemia, melanoma, strokes, respiratory diseases, Alzheimer’s Disease, autism, childhood disorders including child brain injury and developmental studies during pregnancy.