The Teddy Bear Artist Event, UK

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

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.

Our Activities

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 surgical techniques.
  • 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 first-aiders.
  • Providing vital information to help people reduce their own risk of dying prematurely from a heart or circulatory related illness
    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 community.
  • The BHF invests over £100 a minute on research to keep the nation's hearts healthy.