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

    Supported by

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    T Tightness or pain in the chest, arm, neck or jaw

    O Other symptoms like nausea or sweating

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    Clear mob side Billy Doherty, drummer with The Undertones, who suffered both a heart attack and a stroke.
    Billy Doherty, drummer with The Undertones, who suffered both a heart attack and a stroke.
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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.

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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!

  • Red Dress Run raises almost £50k for heart disease!
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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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  • Monee takes on 80km in May to walk COVID away!
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    Monee takes on 80km in May to walk COVID away!

    Monee Warwick, a 22 year old paediatric nurse, caught COVID-19 in January 2021 and has been struggling with Long COVID since. She’s taking on the challenge of walking 80km in May to help her recovery, as well as to raise money for our COVID-19 Recovery Service.

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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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  • 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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Stories

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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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    John's Heart Attack Story

    “Taking Control gave me the confidence to get my life back on track. The course was as important as the actual heart surgery for my return to normal life. The girls at NICHS are absolute stars.”

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    John's Story

    'What I learnt then still sits with me today. I wouldn’t know how to cope if it wasn’t for that course. The charity has helped me for years.'

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