Friday, 30 January 2009

Looking for love?

Look no further. Love is in the air in our BHF shops this weekend.

From our Red for Heart Love Notes in shops across the UK to our Love Parties in our South East of England shops there's plenty of opportunity to share the love.

Our Love Parties include fancy dress, music and prizes. Or for £1 you can buy one of our Love Notes, pen a romantic message and post in the shop window.

Find out more about Love Notes and National Heart Month.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Your chance to win an LCD TV - and help save lives

Today we're being shameless in asking you to help us win an award.

If you were one of the six million people who saw our advertisement, Watch Your Own Heart Attack last year and liked it, please vote in the Channel 4 best advert of 2008 competition.

Entries close tomorrow - so hurry and go to and vote today.

Please encourgage as many friends and family as possible to vote as well because if we win we'll get another chance to save lives by showing our ground breaking advert again.

And of course, there's the added incentive of a fantastic prize up for grabs courtesy of Film4 - a Sony Bravia 40" LCD TV and a Home Cinema System.

Many thanks for your support.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Lose weight and help save lives

Just realised it's nearly the end of January and that New Year resolution to lose weight is still on the to do list?

Fear not - we've teamed up with Weight Watchers who will kindly be donating £2 for every Weight Watchers Monthly Pass purchased via BHF channels from 1st January to 31st March 2009.

Weight Watchers Monthly Pass includes unlimited meetings plus FREE Weight Watchers eSource.

Order your pass at by going to the Weight Watchers page on our website.
Find out about our other great offers in the Shop with Our Partners section.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Nottingham Castle goes Red for Heart

Nottingham Castle was transformed after being drenched in red light as part of our Red for Heart campaign.

The famous castle is one of a series of UK landmarks being given a temporary make over to promote National Heart Month this February.

But you don't have to be an ancient monument to go red - Friday 13 February is our Wear Red to Work day.

Plus we've loads of other ways you can raise money to help us fight heart and circulatory disease, the UK's biggest killer. Go to our Red for Heart website for details.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Need some Valentine's inspiration?

We'd like to say a big thanks to Tiny Treasures, who are supporting us once again at Valentine's.

The firm has designed two special limited edition Red for Heart pendants (right) to support our Red for Heart campaign in February, which is National Heart Month.

The gift is truly a gesture from the heart, because half the profits from all sales of the pendants will be donated to our campaign. Better still, a further 10% will be donated to us if you order the pendant alongside other gifts.

To purchase your loved one a Tiny Treasures gift this Valentine's Day visit their website

Helen Taylor, from Tiny Treasures Gifts, said: “I'm continuing to support the Red for Heart campaign, because couples will be celebrating Valentine’s Day by buying gifts for each other.

"Instead of buying roses or champagne, they could create a memorable experience. It's a heartfelt way to remember the occasion which will also help other people.

"I hope the pendants will be a popular alternative this year, raise as much money as possible for the British Heart Foundation’s vital care work.”

Find out more about National Heart Month and other Red for Heart gifts

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

United in the Red to help fight heart disease

You may have noticed we've been asking you to Wear Red to Work as part of our February fundraising campaign, Red for Heart. So we're pleased to learn that the lads at Boston United will be ditching their usual yellow shirts for red.

United’s players will wear British Heart Foundation shirts in the pre-match warm-up ahead of the UniBond Premier League fixture against Witton Albion on February 21.

Club press officer Craig Singleton told the Boston United FC website: “We were more than happy to support this worthy cause and the players will be doing their bit to highlight the work of the British Heart Foundation by wearing branded t-shirts in the warm-up before the Witton fixture on February 21.”

Organise your own Wear Red to Work Day on Friday February 13 - and don't forget to post a comment telling us what you're planning.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Time for a new order on 'Blue Monday'?

Today has been been dubbed 'Blue Monday' because apparently it's the unhappiest day of the year.

Pay day is a distant prospect, but the Christmas bills are piling through the letterbox, and as for the weather - enough said.

Fortunately our website offers loads of ways to boost your health and happiness levels.

In our top tips section you'll find ideas on how to eat healthily on a budget, look and feel great with our get active top tips and as well as some ideas on adding a little spice to your life.

Bet you're feeling better already.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

We're here to help

You may spot this amazing, pulsing heart featured in our latest TV ad.

The life-like beating heart or - Virtual Heart Simulator - has been developed by medical specialists at The Heart Hospital in London and the design agency Glassworks and has been heralded by the medical profession as the biggest step forward since Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing of the heart 500 years ago.

The heart is being used to raise awareness of the UK's biggest killer - heart and circulatory disease and how the BHF can help you.

If you or someone you know is a heart patient, or you have questions about heart health, we're here to help.

Our Heart HelpLine is open 7 days a week from 9am -10pm. Call 0300 333 1 333. You can also email one of our nurses by using our online contact form

Or you can go to our website and find detailed information about your heart health, our heart health publications, our heart matters free service, our heart videos and much more...

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Calling all bargain hunters

Our online shop sale is now on, so hurry and snap up a bargain.

We've got a great selection of lifestyle products on offer - many at half price.

Get in shape with our Pilates body circle kit - reduced from £19.80 to £9.60, or Nordic walking poles now only £12.25.

Or if you feel in need of a little pampering during this cold weather, check out the half price lillian terry circula oil £9.80 or slumber time kit £7.35.

Go to BHF Online Shop - Happy shopping!

Friday, 2 January 2009

Happy New Year from the BHF Blog!

Once again it's time to make some New Year's Resolutions.

Fortunately our heart health team has made it easy for you by putting together some great top tips designed to put a spring in your step in 2009.

From quitting smoking to getting your 5 a day, there's lots you can do to improve your heart health.

Plus we've got lots of other ways you can feel great this year. How about help us save lives by raising money during National Heart Month in February? Order your fundraising pack

Or find out about our walks, cycles and other great events taking place near you over the coming year.

Happy 2009!