Norfolk Heart Trust

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The Norfolk Heart Trust exists to help the thousands of people in Norfolk who suffer with heart disease every year, improving their chances of survival and their quality of life.

They work hard to raise money so that the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital can provide state of the art cardiac investigation and monitoring equipment not available from NHS sources. The Norfolk Heart Trust also works to fund research into heart disease, as well as helping with the training of doctors, nurses, technicians, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of heart disease in Norfolk.

They work hard to raise money so that the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital can provide state of the art cardiac investigation and monitoring equipment not available from NHS sources. The Norfolk Heart Trust also works to fund research into heart disease, as well as helping with the training of doctors, nurses, technicians, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of heart disease in Norfolk.

“The Norfolk Heart Trust is a life saver!”

Dr Tim Gilbert, Consultant Cardiologist in the NNUH’s Cardiology Department
What they achieve

If you, a member of your family or a friend have been treated for heart disease at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, there is a good chance that the equipment has been donated by the Norfolk Heart Trust.

The Norfolk Heart Trust has already helped people across Norfolk by raising funds for essential equipment. Fundraising initiatives such as their “Balloons for Hearts” campaign generated the £1 million needed for specialist X-ray equipment that made Coronary Balloon Angioplasty possible at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s Cardiology Department. Their “Sparks for Hearts” campaign allowed them to offer Cardiac Electrical services too. 4 out of 5 heart scanners and several ECG machines at the NNUH are the result of their fundraising work.

How you can help

The Norfolk Heart Trust has achieved so much, but we want to do more, and we’ve only been able to achieve what we have through the efforts of kind donors and volunteer fundraisers. People like you. There are all sorts of ways to raise money for and awareness of the Norfolk Heart Trust, and many of them are a great deal of fun!

The easiest way to help is to simply donate online via the form on this page or you can send a cheque made payable to Norfolk Heart Trust sent to Norfolk Community Foundation, St. James Mill, Whitefriars, Norwich, NR3 1TN. Any sum, large or small, is enormously appreciated.

You might want to set a personal challenge for yourself by taking part in a sponsored walk, run or cycle ride, or organise a community event in the form of a bake sale, coffee morning or car boot sale. Norfolk Heart Trust’s website has plenty of tips, resources and ideas to get you started, including a downloadable sponsorship form that you can use to get your friends, family and work colleagues on board. Do let us know about your fundraising event, so that we can help.

Whatever your fundraising event is, all we ask if that you ensure that it is safe and within the charity law. On any literature, please make sure that you state that you are fundraising on Norfolk Heart Trust’s behalf, but that you do not represent the charity. Please include Norfolk Community Foundation and our registered charity number (1110817) on any posters and advertisements that invite people to participate or help.

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