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    Side by Side

    Leading the fight against
    chest, heart & stroke illnesses
    in Northern Ireland since 1946.

    Supported by

    Black MACE logo


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Leading the fight against chest, heart and stroke illnesses in Northern Ireland

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Our impact in 2019/20

We are the only local charity dedicated to the prevention of chest, heart and stroke illnesses, and the care and support of people affected by them. We provide funding for local research into prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and care. We also campaign for policies to improve the health of local people.

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    Nearly
    £2.9m
    invested fighting chest, heart and stroke illnesses
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    We cared for and
    supported almost
    30,000
    people
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    £393,173
    invested in helping transform care through research

Thank you to our amazing supporters!

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    Red Dress Run raises almost £50k for heart disease!

    ‘The success of the virtual event this year has been tremendous. We have been blown away by the generosity of everyone who took part, and everyone who donated. With the pandemic, we were unsure about how this year would work out but, to say we are thrilled would be an understatement.’

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  • Young Newry singer who lost his speech to COVID releases country classic to raise funds for charity
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    Young Newry singer who lost his speech to COVID releases country classic to raise funds for charity

    Andrew McMurdie, 20-years-old from Newry, is a talented singer-songwriter and student. On 17 January, he was struck down by COVID-19 and completely lost his power of speech but, incredibly, not his singing voice.

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  • 75 miles for 75 years; MACE takes on 75-mile challenge for charity’s anniversary year!
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    75 miles for 75 years; MACE takes on 75-mile challenge for charity’s anniversary year!

    MACE, our valued corporate partner of over 5 years, has pledged to undertake a ‘75-mile challenge’ this year to support and celebrate our 75th anniversary!

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  • ‘Rankin’ the lorry hits to road to raise money for NI Chest Heart & Stroke
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    ‘Rankin’ the lorry hits to road to raise money for NI Chest Heart & Stroke

    AT&T Rentals have elected NICHS as their charity of choice in memory of long-term employee, Norman Rankin, who passed suddenly of an undetected heart condition last October.

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  • NICHS partnership reaches an A-MACE-ing milestone raising £250k!
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    NICHS partnership reaches an A-MACE-ing milestone raising £250k!

    Local convenience brand MACE and leading health charity Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke (NICHS) have proven the mantra that two heads really are better than one.

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Stories

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    Rebecca's Story

    40-year-old Rebecca Logan, a busy mum of two from Dundonald in Belfast was working as a bank nurse and taught 12 fitness classes a week before she took ill with COVID-19.

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    Craig's Story

    After getting help from NICHS following a stroke in 2019, determined Craig has taken on the challenge to walk 50km in a week ahead of his 50th Birthday, to raise money for our work.

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    Sharon's Story

    Sharon, 51 from Groomsport, had been feeling unwell for a few days when she tested positive for COVID-19 back on 6 September 2020. Initially bedridden by the illness, she is still struggling with its affects 8 months later, so much that it has prevented her from getting back to life as normal.

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    Philip's Story

    When Philip McGhee fell ill with COVID-19 in December he thought it would be something that he could manage himself – but he quickly realised that needed support.

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    Elizabeth's Story

    “I got involved because I have a passion for NICHS and there are so many people around with these illnesses who need support."

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