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

    Supported by

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

Help us to keep Caring through COVID

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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.

  • White blob shape with red border and a red blob shpae behind
    Nearly
    £2.9m
    invested fighting chest, heart and stroke illnesses
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    We cared for and
    supported almost
    30,000
    people
  • White blob shape with red border and a red blob shpae behind
    £393,173
    invested in helping transform care through research

Thank you to our amazing supporters!

  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • Semichem raise staggering £16k for NICHS through UK-wide charity partnership
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    Semichem raise staggering £16k for NICHS through UK-wide charity partnership

    We are delighted to announce that our partnership with Semichem has raised a staggering £16,439!

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Stories

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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."

  • Tina's Story NICHS logo blob shape

    Tina's Story

    Tina had just returned from holiday in Tunisia with husband Stewart, when she suffered a mild stroke. When admitted to hospital, she had her second stroke, the one that would change her life.

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    Walter's Story

    One volunteer who had made an incredible contribution to the charity for over 5 years is Thomas Hall (better known as Walter), 75 from Belfast. Walter has been volunteering for NICHS since his own stroke in 2016.

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