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How we make a difference

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.

  • Care & Support

    Our Support Groups and programmes provide a listening ear, emotional support and practical advice.

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  • Health Promotion

    We offer health information, talks and health checks in the workplace and in the community.

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  • Research

    We fund high quality research that demonstrates the greatest impact for the care and prevention of chest, heart and stroke illnesses.

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  • Campaigning

    We campaign at Assembly level on behalf of people and families impacted by chest, heart and stroke illnesses.

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We rely on the generosity of the people of Northern Ireland who provide over 80% of our income through donations. Find out how you can support us.

  • 3372 people supported in 2018/19 Breathing better for home page
  • 4036 Well Checks delivered across NI Well check for home page
  • 1540 pupils reached by our schools programme School for home page

Thank you to our amazing supporters!

  • Musgrave NI reaches A-MACE-ing milestone raising £200K
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    Musgrave NI reaches A-MACE-ing milestone raising £200K

    Local wholesaler, Musgrave NI, has celebrated raising £200,000 in just 4 years for our work

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  • Hutchinson Engineering raise £10,000 towards new NI heart service
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    Hutchinson Engineering raise £10,000 towards new NI heart service

    Local family firm Hutchinson Engineering, Kilrea, has kept its employees close to its heart by raising over £10,000 for leading local health charity Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke (NICHS), as well as participating in the charity’s workplace health and wellbeing programme.

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  • Balloo Hire are digging deep for NICHS!
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    Balloo Hire are digging deep for NICHS!

    Digger for hire supporting NICHS

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  • Local rugby legend Chris Henry raises £150K in his Testimonial Year
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    Local rugby legend Chris Henry raises £150K in his Testimonial Year

    Money raised will help us tackle physical inactivity in primary schools

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Upcoming Events

Stories

  • Jim & Roisin's Story NICHS logo blob shape

    Jim & Roisin's Story

    Jim Lilley felt lucky that he was able to walk out of the hospital after surviving two strokes in October 2015, and another almost two years later in May 2017.

  • James’s Story NICHS logo blob shape

    James’s Story

    James Corbett, a staff member at Moyard House, knows just how effective our Well Talks can be in encouraging people to make healthy lifestyle changes. James, a long time smoker, participated in a number of talks and events around No Smoking Day 2017. He has now quit smoking.

  • Martin’s Story NICHS logo blob shape

    Martin’s Story

    Martin is someone who has benefited from our work following a stroke and now volunteers in several care services groups including PREP.

  • Judith’s Story NICHS logo blob shape

    Judith’s Story

    Judith was only 37 and working as a landscape gardener when, suddenly, one Monday afternoon in March 2017, she felt “weird”. She was sent home from work and in fact her boss’s wife was so concerned that she took her to the hospital, where she stayed for the next 8 months.

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