Pocklington ramping up the red to fight heart disease with the British Heart Foundation

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The British Heart Foundation Pocklington & District Committee is encouraging everyone in Pocklington to support the British Heart Foundation’s Ramp up the Red campaign in February to join the fight against coronary heart disease.

The Committee, made up of fundraising volunteers, is organising a Ramp up the Red Coffee Morning at Pocklington Arts Centre on Saturday, from 10am to 12.30pm.

They are also encouraging everyone to organise a dress up red, make up red or party red event anytime in the month to help fund life-saving research.

Christine Hindwell, BHF Pocklington & District Committee Chair, 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. Please show your support by ordering your free fundraising pack today.”

She added: “We hope to welcome friends old and new to our Ramp up the Red coffee morning at Pocklington Arts Centre on Saturday 15 February. Freshly brewed coffee and tea will be available. There will also be a homemade cakestall, tombola and raffle.

Sharon Oakley, BHF Fundraising Manager for North & East Yorkshire, said: “Ramp up the Red is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to think about how many lives are affected by heart disease. By organising a fundraising event in February, you will be helping us to raise much-needed funds in order to fight heart disease. The BHF is the biggest funder of life-saving heart research in the UK to help everybody who suffers from a heart problem. This research has already made medical history but funds are urgently needed to fund further research.

“We offer our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful BHF Pocklington & District Committee for so generously dedicating their time and energy to help us continue our fight for every heartbeat and I’m urging everyone to show their support by organising their own free fundraising pack today.”

Ramp up the Red this February to help fight coronary heart disease, the UK’s single biggest killer. To order your FREE fundraising pack, visit bhf.org.uk/red or call 0800 0316 316 to sign up for your free fundraising pack.