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Your support is making a difference

Your support during the Covid-19 crisis has been incredible.

During the most difficult time the charity has ever faced, you stepped up. You’re helping people do more than just survive.

Your amazing fundraising, donations and volunteering support has made sure we’re there for the people who need us most right now, and in the future.

You’re more than a supporter.
You’re a hero.

During the Covid-19 crisis you have…

Provided life-line support for 12,687 people affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions – including Covid-19 – through our Hospital to Home services

Launched a new national service with our NHS heroes, including a £760K partnership with the Scottish Government for Long Covid services

Recruited 6,352 volunteers delivering 35,260 acts of kindness in communities across Scotland

Received over 2,953 phone calls to our Advice Line, with a 65% increase in call length due to the complexity of cases during the pandemic

Helped our kindness volunteers do 4,191 phone calls, 1,100 dog walks and 2003 shopping deliveries for vulnerable people

Shared life-saving messages and Covid-19 advice 27,909 times online

Download the full Impact Report to find out more about the amazing things you’ve done to help people with chest, heart and stroke conditions.

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HOW YOUR SUPPORT IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

During 2020/21 you’ve helped us raise an incredible £1.5 million through our fundraising events, appeals and partnerships. You also helped our shops to raise a further £1.4 million, despite being shut for 7 months.

Every penny you’ve raised will go towards making sure people with chest, heart and stroke conditions get the support they need to live life to the full after they return home from hospital.

You got Troy back on his bike!

Last year Troy, age 53, suffered a stroke leading to the ‘darkest time of his life’.

“I have never felt more scared and alone than when I had a stroke. But life changed for me when I got help from Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland. The team at this amazing charity rescued me and my family from the darkest time in our lives.”

Troy is now back on his bike and has recently completed a 53 mile bike ride to raise funds to help other stroke survivors in Scotland.

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Volunteer Freya helps spread kindness

Volunteer Freya, 18 from Fife, signed up to be a Kindness Volunteer during the first lockdown in 2020. She has been providing lifeline support for stroke survivor, Chris Smith, 70. As a Kindness Caller, Freya has been calling Chris twice a week to chat about their shared interest in music and animals.

“I just wanted to help out. Chris is like my adopted grandad now and I love chatting to him. He calls me his ray of sunshine and it’s lovely to be thought of like that.

“I love volunteering with Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland. I’ve been a Kindness Caller for over a year and now I’ve even become a general volunteer with the charity.”

Your support is helping us provide training for amazing volunteers like Freya.

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You’re making a real difference to the lives of people across Scotland right now.

Please continue to do what you’re doing and be a hero for the people who really need you. For more ways to get involved:

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