Heart Research UK
Our charity partner
We are proud to be partnering with Heart Research UK to help fund vital research and increase the awareness of heart health amongst our community. Through our partnership over the next three years we will raise funds for and shed light on the incredible work Heart Research UK are doing, as well as helping to facilitate an active life through running and movement.
Together, Up & Running and Heart Research UK will inspire people to take up running, and keep running, to help prevent heart disease, taking a powerful message about the benefits of running into their local communities.
The partnership aims to raise £30,000 per year which will be invested in life-saving research as a well as delivering healthy heart interventions. Health check days will be held in stores over the next 3 years and together we will be encouraging more people to get up and running, to support their own heart health.
Aligning entirely with Heart Research UK’s mission to reduce the number of people developing and dying from heart disease, while improving and extending the lives of those affected, this is a truly purposeful partnership.
We are both passionate about supporting our communities to keep active and stay healthy. Please join us and support us, as together we take on heart disease.
Heart Research UK is the charity dedicated to your heart. They inspire & invest in pioneering medical research and ground-breaking training. They are also active in communities encouraging people to improve their heart health for themselves. For over 50 years they've driven advancements in the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease. To find out more about what they've been doing click the link below.Find out more
Alex our staff member for over 6 year and Teddington manager, was diagnosed with a bicuspid valve and dilated aortic root. Having always considered himself a young, fit, healthy runner with a marathon debut time of 2:33 minst. He recounts his story, from feeling something wasn't right, through to being told he needed open heart surgery all within a whirlwind of a week!Read now
Where to get checked
Healthy heart days (where you can get a quick Heart Check for free) will be offered across some of our Up & Running stores very shortly. This will be led by the Health Promotion and Education team at Heart Research UK.
If you want to get a healthy heart check sooner or have any concerns whatsoever, please contact your GP and arrange and appointment as soon as possible.Find your nearest store
* Pennies will be arriving in store . and online very soon. Pennies, ensure that every penny you give goes to charity: 90% to Heart Research UK (registered charity no. 1044821) and 10% to Pennies (registered charity no. 1122489). If you would like to know anymore of the details around what we are doing or would like to fundraise for this partnership please contact us on email@example.com.