Remember heart charity in will
AS chief executive at the British Heart Foundation (BHF) I see first hand the incredible impact gifts left in wills make to the charity. Research funded by the BHF has helped halve death rates from heart and circulatory diseases over the past 50 years, and so much of our work has only been possible thanks to the amazing individuals who have remembered the BHF in their will.
These special gifts fund more than a quarter of all cardiovascular research in the UK, which makes them incredibly important to help us beat heartbreak forever for the seven million people living with these conditions right now.
In the past year alone, people in Wales left over £3.75 million in their wills to the British Heart Foundation to help fund life-saving research into heart and circulatory disease, including heart disease, stroke and vascular dementia. I would like to honour these people and express our gratitude for the research breakthroughs and thousands of lives they have helped to save.
But there’s still so much more to do, and there are about 375,000 people in Wales living with cardiovascular disease right now. A gift of any size, after you’ve provided for your loved ones, will enable the BHF to continue to fund pioneering research to find future cures and treatments.
To find out more about leaving a gift in your will and to download a free wills guide, please visit bhf.org.uk/wills Simon Gillespie Chief Executive British Heart Foundation