A big hearted thank you…

To our incredible volunteer street collectors and Area Coordinators giving their time to raise funds for life-saving heart research.

Every volunteer and every collection bucket makes a difference – we couldn’t do it without you.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team on 0800 244 432 or email bigheartappeal@heartfoundation.org.nz, we’re here to help!

Trudy and family

Support the Big Heart Appeal

At only 41 Trudy Hudson-Owen never thought she'd have a heart attack, let alone in such a dramatic way.

The Whangarei mother of two was washing the windows at home on a Sunday afternoon, when she started to feel unwell. And within 20 minutes, she had no pulse.

Read Trudy's story

Let the games begin

We're teaming up with New Zealand's biggest esports broadcaster, LetsPlay.Live in a 90-minute live gaming livestream.

The show, which will be broadcast live on Twitch.tv and gamers include David Seymour, Leader of ACT New Zealand, Ray Niuia and Duane Mutu.

Learn more
Duane Mutu, LetsPlay.Live

Elizabeth and family

Healing hearts this Valentine's Day

Elizabeth and Paul O'Brien will be celebrating this Valentine's Day with the knowledge Elizabeth's heart has finally recovered.

The first time Elizabeth noticed something wasn't right was in early 2018. During the final weeks of her third trimester of pregancy, Elizabeth sometimes noticed her heart thumping quite forcefully when she was lying down.

Read Elizabeth's story