Pocklington residents and businesses were red-dy in force to support the British Heart Foundation’s annual ‘Wear it, Beat it’ campaign.
Local businesses were encouraged to take part and dress up in red to raise funds last Friday. All three branches of Langlands Garden Centres joined in as well as Creation Hair Design, the HSBC and both of the Co-operative stores in Pocklington among others.
Niki, owner of Nik’s Barbers, on Clarke’s Lane, said: “This is the second year we have raised money at Wear it, Beat it for the British Heart Foundation. It’s a really important charity for us and we enjoy supporting the work that the BHF do.”
In Market Weighton a collection at Asda by the staff helped to add to the funds raised.
The Pocklington and District committee of the British Heart Foundation would like to thank all the local people and businesses who supported the event.
Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer, claiming around 73,000 lives a year – that’s an average of 200 lives every day. Money raised from events such as Wear it, Beat it are currently helping to support over 1,000 research projects into heart disease around the UK. Progress is being made but there are still millions of adults and children who need help.
See this week’s paper (11 February) for more pictures from the fundraising last Friday.