Celebrating 5 decades of Heart Research UK
This year Heart Research UK celebrates its 50th birthday. Over the last five decades they’ve spent more than £22.6m on groundbreaking medical research and, over the last 10 years, they’ve invested a further £2.1m on helping communities to change to heart-healthy lifestyles.
They’ve still got a lot of work to do but, as we all know, reaching 50 is no reason to slow down. Here are just five people who went on to achieve great things after reaching the half century:
Aged 61 Dame Judi Dench made the leap from distinguished stage actress to Hollywood superstar as James Bond’s first female boss in the film Goldeneye.
Aged 65, Sir Ranulph Fiennes the great British explorer became the oldest Briton to successfully reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Aged 84, Dorothy Davenhill Hirsch entered the Guinness Book of World records as the oldest person ever to visit the North Pole, braving temperatures as low as −43°C.
Aged 82, Christopher Plummer became the oldest actor to win an Oscar – claiming the gold statue for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the film Beginners.
Aged 92, Gladys Burrill – nicknamed ‘the Gladyator’ – crossed the finishing line at the Honolulu Marathon to become the oldest person to complete a marathon.
5 ways to support Heart Research UK
If that’s got you feeling inspired, Damart can help. We’ve got five exclusive HRUK leisurewear products to help you enjoy a fitter, healthier, happier lifestyle –and for every item you buy in January and February, we donate £4 to support the fantastic work by Heart Research UK. *
We’ve already raised over £40,000 for the charity, so do your bit and get dressed for success in our stylish HRUK leisurewear. Your best could be yet to come!
*£4.00 donation will be paid to Heart Research UK, a registered charity in England & Wales (number 1044821) under the Gift Aid Scheme.
What are your fifty and fabulous moments? Let us know in the comments below