Thousands living locally with heart & circulatory disease - Northern Trust
DID you know that heart and circulatory disease is one of Northern Ireland’s biggest killers? Or, that there are around 40,000 people in Northern Health & Social Care Trust living with the disease which is responsible for the deaths of more than one in four men and women.
British Heart Foundation (BHF) Northern Ireland is urging local people to get involved with ‘Rock Up In Red’ on February 1, Heart Month, to help raise vital funds for those living with heart and circulatory disease locally.
This year, Heart Month raised over £1m throughout the UK for your charity’s life-saving work. In 2013 BHF Northern Ireland hopes to raise as much money as possible but we need local people to Rock Up In Red and help raise funds.
Gary Wilson, Fundraising Volunteer Manager, BHF Northern Ireland said: “We are calling on local people within the Northern Trust area to put on their best red items on February 1 and encourage their colleagues, friends and family to do the same and help support your heart charity by getting involved and raising money. It is easy to organise a Rock Up In Red event and fun for everyone involved.”
Whether it’s painting your nails red, donning a red tie, some red socks or going all out and rocking up in red in a top to toe red outfit, BHF Northern Ireland is urging people across the country to organise a Rock Up In Red day with friends, families and colleagues to raise funds that will go directly towards vital research, support and care for those suffering with heart and circulatory disease.
BHF Northern Ireland has been working at the heart of your community for many years raising vital funds to help support our local work. But we couldn’t do it without the continued support of volunteers such as our Limavady Branch who have been raising funds for over 25 years. BHF Northern Ireland has invested over a million pounds in the last five years in local research at Queens; provided support to local heart nurses and trained thousands of school children in emergency life support skills.
As well as being one of the leading causes of death, approximately 164,000 people in Northern Ireland are living with heart and circulatory disease, many of whom struggle with everyday tasks.
You can help BHF Northern Ireland continue its vital work in the community by getting involved with Rock Up in Red. It’s so simple, just encourage your colleagues, friends or pupils to rock up wearing something red and give £2. Anything goes, as long as it’s red. A workplace, group or organisation can simply rock up wearing something red and give £2 – or schools can do it for £1 per pupil.
To order your free fundraising pack, just go to bhf.org.uk/red or call the hotline on 0300 330 0645.
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