The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Saving lives from high cholesterol

One donation. Twice the impact.

Thank you for your support of our 2022 Big Give Christmas Challenge. This year our aim was to raise £10,000 to save lives from high cholesterol and other blood fat conditions. 

With your support we raised an amazing £11,087 including Gift Aid. This will make an incredible contribution to our vital services, and help people like Beth with high cholesterol and other blood fat conditions across the UK. Together we are lowering cholesterol, saving lives. 

Read about our impact

High cholesterol stole Beth's father from her family at age 34

My cholesterol was picked up when I was about 6 or 7 because of severe migraines. My cholesterol was 11 then. My Sister was also checked and she had slightly raised cholesterol. Although we trialled some medication, as we struggled to swallow it, the routine was abandoned until I got to about 30 and moved to Bristol. I was nearing the age that my Dad died (he died when  he was 34) and no amount of dieting or exercise was lowering my cholesterol. I didn't seem to be able to get my overall level below 9 by myself,  so I kept asking my GP to check. 

High cholesterol stole my Dad from us and by all accounts made him feel very unwell during his life. We will never know how much he suffered but we know he had many mini heart attacks before his major one as there was so much scarring on his heart. I can’t put into words how the loss of my Dad has affected us all. 

Read Beth's full story here

"The advice and support I got from the HEART UK helpline has been invaluable for my health and peace of mind.” Pip Pegler, West Sussex

Please donate to HEART UK via the Big Give Christmas Challenge website the first week in December to help families affected by high cholesterol and your donation can be doubled

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