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Heart Towns


Heart Towns is a national scheme where entire communities, supported by local councils and the British Heart Foundation (BHF), come together to help beat heart disease.

Tunbridge Wells is a Heart Town and promotes healthy hearts and healthy living amongst local communities. Over time the BHF will be organising various events in Tunbridge Wells to raise awareness of heart health and to help spread the word that people of all ages can help fundraise or volunteer to beat heart disease - the nation’s biggest killer.


As one of the nation’s chosen Heart Towns, Tunbridge Wells benefits from a range of events and activities. These include Heart Town rides, walks, or runs, which unite people to fundraise for the BHF’s Mending Broken Hearts Appeal.

Communities are also encouraged to organise their own One Day events, and invite family, friends, colleagues and neighbours to help raise vital funds.


Heart Town status is designed to help people learn how they can improve their heart health by benefiting from a wide range of resources, education, and programmes. These include:

  • Heart Matters – a free service to help keep your heart healthy, including a magazine packed with ideas and support
  • Keeping Young Hearts Beating – a programme for local schools, youth groups, and nurseries, which includes the Arteries Olympics, Ultimate Dodgeball, and Jump Rope for Heart
  • Health at Work – turn your workplace into a more active, energised environment with a free package of practical tools and resources designed to promote better health

Get Involved

To find out more about how you can help support Heart Town activities in Tunbridge Wells, contact:

Local Fundraising Volunteer Manager Kim Brophy
Telephone 01580 754027 or

Heart Disease – The Facts

  • Someone has a heart attack in the UK every two minutes
  • 2.5 million people live with coronary heart disease
  • 4,600 babies are born in the UK each year with heart defects
  • £137 is invested every minute by the BHF in heart research
  • 500 BHF shops serve around 17,000 customers daily to support lifesaving research

Heart disease touches us all. Every year, thousands die prematurely, and those who survive can find life difficult and frightening. The British Heart Foundation is dedicated to keep vulnerable hearts beating through pioneering research, support and care for patients and their families.

The British Heart Foundation relies on support and donations of time and money to continue its lifesaving work.

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