Reinventing Chest Heart & Stroke as a life force for people living and affected by Chest Heart and Stroke illnesses.
Everyday in Northern
Ireland more than 20 people die from a chest, heart
or stroke related illness. That’s over 7,500 people a year,
which in turn when you consider family and friends
directly affects around 200,000 people every year.
These illnesses kill more people in Northern
Ireland than every type of cancer combined. And in
a small country like ours, that’s a
pretty shocking statistic.
Our research told us that while people were aware of Chest Heart and Stroke as a charity, they were confused about exactly what they did in local communities. There had been an influx of large national charities resulting in greater competition and more importantly their income had fallen while their cost of services was rising due to an increase in demand.