Talking West Cheshire

Heart city

Cheshire West and Chester Council has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to help put the heart into Chester and Ellesmere Port.  

As part of the Mending Broken Hearts appeal, the nation’s heart charity is marking its 50th anniversary by launching its new initiative, Heart Towns. BHF is aiming for 50 towns or cities across the UK to sign up to become a Heart City or Town, to help tackle the growing issue of heart and circulatory disease, the UK’s biggest killer.

The Mending Broken Hearts Appeal is the biggest ever fundraising appeal launched in the BHF’s history. The goal is simple: to fund the research that could begin to ‘mend broken hearts’ in as little as 10 years and save and improve the lives of millions within decades.  In order to do this the charity needs to spend £50 million on research to repair damaged hearts. The hope is to fund trials with heart failure patients in as little as five years.

We will be working with the communities of Chester and Ellesmere Port to raise awareness of heart disease and raise money for the BHF’s Mending Broken Hearts Appeal. There will be many activities and events happening throughout the year that local people can get involved in.  To find out where and when, check out this page for further details. 

For further details about the appeal or to pledge your support visit British Heart Foundation Heart Towns or alternatively -

Contact Ken Fretwell, British Heart Foundation:

Contact Michelle Talgam, Chester Area Manager:

Contact David Tai, Ellesmere Port, Interim Manager of 'Our Place':