Each year the Teddy Bear Artist Event will be raising money for the British Heart Foundation.
As well as having personal reasons for wanting to support the British Heart Foundation,
I truly believe that their work in invaluable.
Please read some of the information below about their work, which has been taken from their website: www.bhf.org.uk
The British Heart Foundation is the nationís heart charity, registered charity number 225971.
Our vision is of a world in which people do not die prematurely
of heart disease.
We will achieve this through our pioneering research, our vital
prevention activity and by ensuring quality care and support for
people living with heart disease.
We need you to share our vision because, together, we really can
beat heart disease.
As the nation's heart charity, the British Heart Foundation
focuses on three vital things:
- Investing in pioneering research
We fund around 1,200 research projects investigating every aspect
of heart disease - from causes and safer drugs to improving
- Supporting and caring for heart patients
We fund BHF Nurses who visit heart patients with all types of heart
conditions in their homes. We provide defibrillators and
echocardiograph machines for hospitals, emergency services and
- Providing vital information to help people reduce their
own risk of dying prematurely from a heart or circulatory related
We produce publications, videos and other materials for health
professionals and the public including children. We inform people
about how to improve the health of their heart through public
information campaigns, advertising and the media.
Some vital facts and figures
- There are over 260 BHF Heart Nurses caring for
patients across the UK.
- Over 1,620 Heartstart UK schemes teach people
what to do in an emergency. More than 1.2 million
people have been trained by Heartstart UK in schools and the
- The BHF invests over £100 a minute on research
to keep the nation's hearts healthy.