Championing cardiac care with Heart of West London

Brentford’s recent game against Manchester City was dedicated to raising awareness about cardiac health through our Heart of West London partnership.

Heart of West London brings together key organisations and charities in the cardiac health world to amplify our voice and change the game for cardiac health.

The matchday highlighted the work of the club together with Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, Resuscitation Council, Cardiac Risk in the Young, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity and AKADay.

The partnership uses the power of sport, and our collective voice to raise awareness of cardiac health in our community and beyond.

Recognising Suzanne Rowan

On Monday, Suzanne Rowan, the partner of Brentford’s late technical director Robert Rowan received a Heart of West London recognition award. Robert Rowan passed away in 2018 after suffering a fatal cardiomyopathy episode.

The award recognises her tireless work campaigning for cardiac health in Robert’s memory, raising money and awareness for cardiac screenings for young people in West London and beyond.

The club is grateful to Suzanne for being part of Heart of West London.

CPQR code shirts

Once again, Brentford’s players wore exclusive shirts with the Resuscitation Council’s unique CPQR code on the front.

This is to encourage thousands of fans watching all over the world to scan it and take two minutes to learn potentially life-saving CPR.

These exclusive signed shirts will be available for auction from Wednesday 14 February from our online shop.

All proceeds from the auction will contribute towards funding ground-breaking cardiac research conducted by Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity.

Welcoming Bromlieans FC

Brentford’s players weren’t the only ones wearing the CPQR code on Monday night.

We welcomed the under-12s team from Bromlieans FC who were flag wavers ahead of kick-off.

The team adopted the CPQR code on their shirts after seeing Brentford FC players last season.

We want to encourage as many teams as possible to adopt the CPQR code and spread the message in their communities.

Book your free cardiac screening

Following the success of previous events, a weekend of heart screenings have been organised by Cardiac Risk in the Young for Brentford fans in memory of Robert Rowan.

Fans aged 14-35 years old can book a free screening which will take place at the Community Stadium Hub, next to Gtech Community Stadium, on Saturday 9 March and Sunday 10 March.

At a cardiac screening, individuals receive an electrocardiogram (ECG) which is a simple, non-invasive, and painless test that only takes a few minutes to complete and is performed by qualified cardiac physiologists. It can help save lives and we encourage as many people as possible to take up this offer.

How to book:

1. Visit

2. Find Brentford FC Community Sports Trust for your chosen date and select ‘Register’

3. Enter the password ‘ROBERT2024’

4. Select a time slot and click ‘register now’

5. Fill in the health questionnaire

6. Complete the consent form

Book your place

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