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The British Heart Foundation  We’re the UK's leading #heart charity, funding research into heart and circulatory diseases. See #boughtatbhf, @bhf_ebay & our Snapchat (the_bhf)

1.2 million people in the UK are living with the devastating effects of #stroke.
For many of them, there is no treatment to limit the damage stroke causes to the brain.
That’s why we’re funding research into circulatory conditions.

Today we’re sharing a speedy story about our life saving work.

Struggling to keep up? Visit to learn how our researchers are beating heartbreak.


Our vision is a world without heart and circulatory diseases – a world without heartbreak. #WorldEmojiDay #BeatHeartbreakForever

A #stroke robbed Russell of his voice when he was just 35 years old.
Now he relies on his wife, Rachel, to communicate.
1.2 million people in the UK are living with the devastating effects of stroke. For many of them, there is no treatment to limit the damage stroke causes to the brain.
But, thanks to your support, our researchers are fighting to find new treatments for people like Russell.

We’re proud to share our new TV advert with you, as a sneak preview before it launches tonight – we’d love to know what you think!
At the BHF, our research starts with your heart, but doesn’t stop there. Thanks to your support, we’re funding projects into heart diseases, stroke, vascular dementia and risk factors like diabetes, because they’re all connected.
Find out more about the work we do in all these areas and how we plan to #BeatHeartbreakForever

We’ve loved seeing your amazing #TheBigStitch entries over the past few weeks!
You’ve been busy sewing, embellishing and trimming your BHF purchases and transforming them into creative masterpieces!
Here’s a selection of our favourites.

#WeHeartPride - and we were so proud to be marching in the #PrideInLondon parade today, for the first time!
#PrideMatters #Pride

We were so proud to march in the #PrideInLondon parade today! Team BHF were out in force to support the event and the LGBT+ community, celebrating diversity and love. #WeHeartPride ❤🌈

This bookcase was #BoughtAtBHF and given a stunning summer makeover by @jessrose1702 – swipe to see how it looked before Jess gave it a new lease of life!
Our shops have an amazing selection of furniture items which lend themselves perfectly to an #upcycling challenge. If you’re feeling inspired to start your own DIY project, you can find your nearest BHF furniture and electrical store via the link in our bio.

Daisy braved the big snip to raise money for the BHF! Read on to find out why.

5 year old Daisy has been growing her hair long for the past year, but this week she had it all chopped off to raise money for the BHF, and to support the Princess Trust.

Daisy decided to take on her brave challenge after her dad was recently diagnosed with a rare heart condition.
Speaking about her daughter, Daisy’s mum, Rebecca, said: “One day she turned round to me and said she wanted to make her daddy better. We told her about fundraising and that’s when she chose to raise money for the BHF.” So far she has raised over £350 for our life saving heart research.

What a star!

Calling all crafty fashion fans! Join us for #TheBigStitch this July, and be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes!
Taking part couldn’t be easier, simply find your nearest BHF shop, buy an item and upcycle it. BHF shops are full of amazing finds that are perfect for adding personal touches.
Whether it’s fraying, tasselling or stencilling, we can’t wait to see your creations!
All you need to do is upload your 'before' and 'after' pictures by tagging the BHF on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, with the hashtag #TheBigStitch.
Good luck!
Find out more about the competition online at

Happy first birthday to Lucia – a very special heart hero!
Lucia Jane was born with a rare heart condition called a hypoplastic coarction of the aorta with a complete vascular ring as well as a VSD.
She underwent life saving heart surgery when she was just three weeks old.
Lucia’s proud mum, Louise, said: ‘We are grateful every day to the staff at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow as well as the donations and research by charities such as the BHF. We couldn’t be more in awe or more proud of our brave girl.” We hope Lucia enjoys her special day!

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