Who we are
We are the leading local charity dedicated to fighting chest, heart and stroke conditions in Northern Ireland.
We have been here, working to prevent these conditions and support people who have been affected by them for nearly 75 years.
Over 80% of our work relies on donations. Without you, we couldn’t be here making a difference – find out more about how you can get involved.
What We Do
Care and Support
We support thousands of local people, their families and carers each year who are affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions.
Our wide range of care programmes provide emotional and practical support as well as physical rehabilitation, helping people through their recovery when they need us most, so that they can go on to live with their condition with a better quality of life. Find out more about our care services.
Our health checks, health talks and programmes work to detect the early signs of chest, heart and stroke illnesses in individuals, and empower people to change their lifestyle to improve their health.
We deliver our prevention services in schools, workplaces and community settings such as hostels, across Northern Ireland. Find out more about our prevention services.
We fund research in local universities and hospitals that will advance how we treat, care for and prevent chest, heart and stroke conditions.
Since 1994, we have invested over £7.6 million into research, funding over 100 projects. Find out more about our research.
We campaign and lobby local representatives and Government to introduce health policies and changes in legislation that will lead to improvements in the care and treatment of chest, heart and stroke illnesses, and in the health and wellbeing of the people Northern Ireland. Find out more about our campaigning work.