About Us

We're a national charity that has been helping hearts since 1967 when heart surgeon, Mr David Watson MBE, 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. Since then, we've been encouraging people in their local communities to live healthier, happier and longer lives through our work in funding ground-breaking medical research as well as helping communities to improve their lifestyles through our Healthy Heart grants.