The British Heart Foundation chief on how the virus has halved the charity’s research funds and why the government must step in
If Charmaine Griffiths had a blood pressure monitor strapped to her arm it would probably show a rise in her heart rate while she discusses the “catastrophic” impact of Covid-19 on the British Heart Foundation’s research funding. It is “the single biggest challenge in the BHF’s 60-year history”, she says.
During lockdown, the charity was losing £10m a month due to the closure of its 750 shops and a halt to many fundraising activities – a scenario that will resonate with much of the voluntary sector.
Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Charmaine Griffiths: Covid could set us back years on medical discoveries ———