The Pumping Marvellous Foundation
The Pumping Marvellous Foundation is the UK’s Heart Failure Charity
Heart Failure (HF) is a condition that affects up to 900,000 people in the UK. This figure doesn’t include, carers and families that manage the consequences of HF on a daily basis. In Europe there are 15 million people affected and globally there are up to 27 million people that we know about. Prognosis is often poor and symptoms are debilitating. People who have HF have to manage the physical symptoms. The psychological impact of the condition needs to be managed. There is a lack of focus, engagement and action. HF presents a tsunami of challenges for health economies.
The Pumping Marvellous Foundation was founded by a patient
The Pumping Marvellous Foundation was founded by Nick Hartshorne-Evans. Nick was 39 when diagnosed with HF after a viral attack on his heart. He was dismayed that there was not a HF Charity focussed on the needs of the patient. He set the group up to advocate, provide help and support for people having to manage HF. The Pumping Marvellous Foundation also helps carers and families. The Pumping Marvellous Foundation is led by it’s Patients. It is guided by it’s world class Heart Failure specialists on it’s Clinical Board led by Professor Martin Cowie of Imperial College, London.
Our most popular pages
Our safe and moderated closed Facebook Community Group (we only allow entrance to patients, carers and family members affected by heart failure)
Our campaign page on Facebook “Heart Failure Aware” – For the latest information on the things that matter