Heart Research UK - "Helping hearts" since 1967
Heart Research UK is a visionary charity founded in 1967 by heart surgeon Mr David Watson MBE, who realised that patients were dying unnecessarily because of the lack of research into heart disease, especially surgical techniques. More personally, he was tired of telling heart patients that there was little he could do to help them and wanted to do more.
Having paid for six of the first eight successful UK heart transplants, Heart Research UK funds ground- breaking medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease. In the last 10 years the charity has funded over £10.6m on research projects in hospitals and universities across the UK as well as providing £1.2m for community-based lifestyle projects that aim to prevent or reduce the risks of heart disease.