We have been working with the British Heart Foundation since 2011 and to date we’ve raised over £200,000 by simply recycling inkjet & toner cartridges.
Founded in 1961 by a group of medical professionals wanting to fund extra research into the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart and circulatory disease, the British Heart Foundation are the nation’s heart charity and the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research.
Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer but the British Heart Foundation are leading the fight against it. Their pioneering research has helped to transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions and today, they are funding thousands of research projects around the UK that are fighting heart disease. The charity also help millions of people every year by providing up to date information about heart disease; keeping the UK public better informed.
The British Heart Foundation work hard to protect heart health and fight for better services for heart patients. They are also taking their fight to politicians, government officials, workplaces and schools, but they can’t do it alone. The charity work alongside government, other health charities, healthcare professionals and thousands of dedicated supporters as everybody has a part to play in the fight against heart disease.
Robert Walker Smith suffered a heart attack in December 2005.
Despite having a family history of heart disease, he didn’t think that a cold feeling in his chest and stiff shoulders could mean what it did.
A project manager by day. Robert was in bed, trying to sleep, with a cold feeling in his chest and stiff shoulders. He thought it was muscle pain from some heavy lifting. Robert’s father died of a heart attack in 1971. Back then, Robert says, there wouldn’t have been much treatment available, but since his own treatment, he’s got more energy, and his friends have even said his eyes are brighter. “The research the BHF has done has helped change the prognosis dramatically for me, compared with how the situation would have been thirty years ago when my father died.”
Robert now swims 1,000m three times a week, watches his saturated fat and alcohol intake, and tries to stay as relaxed as possible.
The money raised by our recycling scheme has contributed towards the pioneering research that the British Heart Foundation continue to achieve.