Friday 4th September 2015

Check up event to be held at the England v Australia one-day cricket international

Former Ashes-winning England cricket captain, Mike Gatting OBE and Sky Sports’ commentator David “Bumble” Lloyd have given their support to Heart Valve Voice’s upcoming heart valve disease check up event at Old Trafford, providing a significant boost to the charity’s public awareness campaign.

Heart valve disease affects up to 13% of the UK’s over-65s, yet awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease is low. To counter this, Heart Valve Voice has launched a campaign offering the public free heart valve disease check ups at sporting venues.

The project kicked off earlier this year at Crewe Alexandra Football Club, the home club of Heart Valve Voice’s co-founder, Dario Gradi. Now Heart Valve Voice is offering heart valve disease check ups to cricket at the England vs Australia one day international match at the Emirates, Old Trafford, on Sunday 13th September.

Join David Lloyd who will be having his stethoscope check up during his break from SkySports commitments. David Lloyd urges those attending to get their heart valves checked out. “When it comes to heart valve disease, it seems that if you miss it, you’re out.”

Commenting on the campaign, Mike Gatting said, “It’s hugely important to monitor your heart health. If you’re out of breath walking up stairs or often feel dizzy, you should get to your doctor and get your heart checked! Heart Valve Voice are doing a wonderful job and it’s great to see them supporting the cricket community.”

Anyone attending the match and aged over 65 years old can book a heart valve disease check-up by emailing Heart Valve Voice at