The FHLTA is a voluntary organisation consisting of heart and or lung transplant recipients, families and their

The Charity’s objects are to provide for the relief of persons and their family and carers who have had or are hoping to have an organ transplant through the provision of support and recreational and sporting activities, in order to rehabilitate those persons and improve their condition of life.

The New Start charity was formed in 1986 when the NHS was unwilling to pay for heart transplants in the North West region. Now transplants are funded by the NHS, the charity seeks to support and enhance the transplant unit by providing funds to accelerate the adoption of new procedures and funding of research which advances the technology surrounding
Heart and lung disease are the two biggest killers in the UK today. Papworth Hospital is the UK’s largest specialist heart and lung hospital working with nearly 80,000 patients each