Health Screening For Life

For more than 30 years, the Mary How Trust has been offering life-saving health screenings to individuals over 18 in our local Sussex community and beyond.

We look for the early signs of many life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease, bowel cancer, diabetes, and aortic aneurysm.

We’re here to listen to your health concerns too, and offer lifestyle guidance to help you stay well.

We are entirely donor supported, and instead of charging a fixed fee for our health screenings, we ask for a donation based on what you can afford.

Find out more about our health screenings


Years supporting the Community


Clients Screened between April 2021 and March 2022


Referred to GP after screening for further action

Our Mission

We believe everyone should have access to health screenings, regardless of financial circumstances.

We know that prevention is better than cure.

We receive no statutory funding from Government or the NHS. Our service is made possible by donations, grants and fundraising.

Based on 12 reviews
Thank you so much to the team at the Mary How Trust, i was a little nervous but instantly felt at ease. Beverley the nurse was just lovely, and answered all my questions, my scan was brilliant, all excellent, would really recommend for peace of mind! Thank you again! See you in 3 years!
Ese Bilgic
Ese Bilgic
31 July 2023
What a vital service this is to keep an eye on our health - and it’s on my doorstep. So lucky!
Carolyn Wilson
Carolyn Wilson
14 July 2023
What an excellent charity. Friendly and professional clinical and reception staff. Helpful advice received at the appointment and in the detailed results booklet that arrives after your samples have been processed.
Peter Jordan
Peter Jordan
14 July 2023
Professional, well-organised, charming and very helpful
tony hawkins
tony hawkins
12 July 2023
Even though I could afford to pay, I really liked the way that payment is by making a voluntary donation. The screening itself was thorough and there was plenty of time for discussion. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and I plan to revisit on a regular basis.
Chris Wigglesworth
Chris Wigglesworth
10 July 2023
The best service with the best staff, if only the NHS could be run like this!
Stella Smith
Stella Smith
8 July 2023
A thorough screening by competent people. Very reassuring and can alert you to potential problems before they become serious.
Robert Platt
Robert Platt
27 June 2023
I herd about the tragic death of Mrs. How and the establishment of the Mary How Trust by her husband in memory of her to help others discover ill health earlier rather then later. To this end I have been attending for many years and nowadays include my wife and daughter to try to protect them at an early stage should any of us develop a potentially serious illness. The cost relies on a donation as to what you can afford which ensures everyone is treated the equitably. The service is first class, professional and respectful. Today I attended a funeral of a dear friend who has a wife, daughter, three sons and 10 grandchildren who was diagnosed with cancer 4 years ago but he has fought on and on till now. With tears in my eyes and a heavy heart I say don't put it off, test and take care throughout your time here.
Michael Whitty
Michael Whitty
23 May 2023

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Ian Mills

“I’d never have known about my heart without your health screening. I’m a big fan of the Mary How Trust.”

David Priscott

“I sometimes think that it might have been a very different story if I had not had my check up at the Mary How Trust. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Michael Comyn

“We are incredibly fortunate to have such a facility on our doorstep here in Pulborough. My thanks to all the team at the Mary How Trust – we are so lucky to have you.”

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So very grateful for your excellent service

“Brilliant team, gave me good peace of mind. Have recommended to people who have also visited.”

“The process was very professional and efficient”

“Thank you for your vigilance flagging up a potential problem”

“I was able to watch the procedure on a monitor and was given a running commentary on what was happening and what I was seeing -very informative and interesting”

“I’m just grateful this was found and has now been dealt with thanks to your screening”

“I appreciated the diligence and care that the clinician took”

The thoroughness of the screening was much appreciated

“Great all round service from the Mary How Trust.”

“The whole screening was thorough and first class. I have recommended Mary How to a number of friends”

“I am so very grateful that I was given the opportunity to undergo a health screening”

“Was very impressed with everything & everyone at The Mary How Trust, thank you.”

“Really professional and friendly service which I found most helpful”

“I would never have know the existence of this ovarian cyst if I had not come to Mary How. At least it is now being monitored which I am very grateful for”

“I can only say what a wonderful service you provide.”

“The nurse carrying out the screening was very knowledgeable and highly professional”

“I am seriously in your debt. I could easily have had a stroke had this not been picked up by you during the ECG”

What our clients say

“The whole experience from opening the door and walking in to the moment I left was a truly relaxing experience”