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The British Heart Foundation funds over £100million of research each year into heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. These diseases currently account for 1 in 3 deaths globally, causing heartbreak in homes, schools and offices across the country. The BHF was founded in 1961 by a group of medical professionals who were concerned about the increasing death rate from cardiovascular disease. They wanted to fund extra research into the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The British Heart Foundation’s aims to spend around £100 million a year funding scientist’s around the UK. They are currently funding over 1000 research projects. The BHF also provides information to help people reduce their own heart health risk and offers advice to those with heart conditions. They currently offer free CPR kits to schools and is working with the Department of Health to distribute defibrillators throughout England.
The British Heart Foundation lottery is called ‘The Weekly Flutter’. Entries are £1 per week and the maximum number of entries per person is thirty-five. There are 200 cash prizes given away every week ranging from £5 to £1000.
- 1st Prize - £1000
- 2nd Prize - £100
- 3rd Prize – 10 x £50
Last year only 20% of the money raised by the lottery was spent on research and other vital work. Although that amounted to £237,668 that is a very low percentage compared to other charity lotteries.
BHF Lotto is ranked #10 out of 12 charity lotteries reviewed