In the UK, it’s estimated that 6 to 8 million people are living with undiagnosed or uncontrolled blood pressure.
50% of heart attacks and strokes are associated with high blood pressure.
As you can see, this is an issue that very much needs action. So many people don’t get their blood pressure checked, many people put it off purely because of the inconvenience of going to their GP. With your support, we can help fill this gap and make health checks more accessible and less intimidating to people in Yorkshire, which would aim to see a decrease in premature death.
With £100 Heart Research UK could offer health checks to 100 people. Predominantly through the workplace, these checks are informative, quick and most importantly accessible to people.
35% of the people currently given health checks by Heart Research UK have high blood pressure and either go straight to their GP/hospital or in the less severe cases, make simple lifestyle changes that make a big difference to their health.
We’d be absolutely delighted to partner with the Yorkshire Charity Ball in 2020 and support more hearts across Yorkshire.