Fundraising volunteers are encouraging everyone in the area to support the British Heart Foundation’s ‘Wear It. Beat It’ campaign in February and join the fight against coronary heart disease.
Members of The British Heart Foundation Pocklington and District Committee are asking everyone to go as red as they dare on 6 February or organise a dress up red party event during the month to help fund life-saving research. They are organising a Wear It. Beat It. Eat it event at Pocklington Arts Centre on 6 February from 12noon to 3pm.
A spokesperson for the committee said: “We all know someone affected by heart disease. By organising your own red-themed fundraising event in February for friends, family, colleagues, or customers, you will be helping to raise much-needed funds in order to fight heart disease.
“We hope to welcome friends old and new to our Wear It, Beat It, Eat it event at Pocklington Arts Centre.
“Admission will be free and you will be able to have coffee, buy cakes and have a go on the tombola. This is a great opportunity for everyone to think about how many lives are affected by heart disease.”
The committee recently won the British Heart Foundation’s Volunteer Branch Award for North and East Yorkshire after the committee raised £60,000 last year. It planned to raise £30,000.
The Foundation is the biggest funder of life-saving heart research in the UK to help those with heart problems. To support the campaign, order your fundraising pack at www.bhf.org.uk.