We are incredibly grateful to all our supporters who have donated generously over the years.
Your time, money and feats of physical endurance allow us to provide much-needed support to the millions living with high blood pressure.
If you’d like to support us, see the many different ways you can get involved.
Our fantastic fundraisers
A big thank you to all our fantastic fundraisers. Below are some of their stories.
Feeling inspired? You don’t have to embark on a physical challenge, there are many ways you can raise funds and save lives. Hold a ‘healthy’ bake off, host a low salt pop-up restaurant at home for friends or have a garden open day. Find out how you can fundraise for us.
JP takes on the London Marathon 2017
Our CEO’s husband, of London’s biggest running event in an impressive 3 hours 29 minutes, raising £2,385.00 to stop heart disease and stroke.
Three friends take on three cities – Julie’s story
With personal experience of why high blood pressure is called the silent killer, Julie Slack cycled for four days from London to Amsterdam to raise funds for us, taking two great friends along for the ride.
If I can do it, anyone can – Rebecca’s story
Despite having half a lung removed at 19, Rebecca ran the 2015 Bath Half Marathon in 1 hour and 56 minutes, raising £2,000 in memory of her dad, Phil.
Team Blood Pressure take on the British 10K
Five of the runners who have felt the effects of high blood pressure come together to support others.
Steven cycles 31,000K after his stroke
Steven cycled 31,000K through 50 European cities after recovering from a stroke, all while studying for not one, but two, degrees.
Mark and Ali go on an epic bike ride
Our very own former colleague Mark Hooley and friend Al Turnbull battled their way from Land's End to John O'Groats on their bikes , facing down wind, rain and road works to raise money and save lives.
We are grateful to all the celebrities who have supported us, as well as the host of celebrities and MPs who get behind our annual Know Your Numbers! Week.
Sir David Attenborough
Patron of Blood Pressure UK
"I support Blood Pressure UK as there is no doubt in my mind that keeping an eye on your blood pressure is one of the most important things you can do if you want to stay fit and healthy.
"It is a tragedy that so many people suffer from strokes and heart attacks simply because they have no idea they have high blood pressure.
"I would urge every adult – regardless of their age – to make knowing their blood pressure a priority. Once you know what it is, you can do something about it – plenty of fruit and vegetables, regular exercise and less salt in your diet will set you on the right path to lower blood pressure.“
Sir Trevor MacDonald
"I fully support Blood Pressure UK's campaign for African-Caribbean people to be more aware of the issue of high blood pressure. Better detection and management of high blood pressure is vital in the black community and people need to be more aware of its health implications. Everyone can take the first step to reduce their risk of stroke and heart disease by getting their blood pressure tested."
A whole host of celebrities have supported our annual Know Your Numbers! Week, helping us to reach tens of thousands of people every year with a free blood pressure check.
Charities and other organisations
We would like to say a big thank you to the companies whose educational grants have helped us provide information and support to those living with high blood pressure.
- Action on Salt
- Action on Sugar
- Big Lottery Fund
- Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd
- British and Irish Hypertension Society
- British Heart Foundation
- Legal & General Group plc
- Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited
- Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd
- Public Health England
- Solvay Healthcare Ltd
- Takeda UK Ltd
- The Menarini Group
We work with government organisations, charities and a small selection of companies who share our aim of helping people take control of their lifestyle, their blood pressure and their long-term health. See who we work with.
Our members support our work with a regular donation, with a small monthly donation or one-off payment, and all donations support our life-saving work. In return, we offer a helping hand in looking after your blood pressure. You can buy membership for yourself, or you can give membership as a gift to a friend or loved one.
Our volunteers do an incredible job helping us to spread the word about high blood pressure and provide support where it’s needed. Find out more and how you can get on board.
MPs from all sides of parliament have supported our work, in particular, getting behind our annual Know Your Numbers! Week. See who’s supported us, spreading the word in their constituencies.