February is National Heart Month and the British Heart Foundation is urging the UK to show support.
Businesses in Admiral Court kicked off the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) National Heart Month by donating money to wear red to work.
There are over 2.7 million people in the UK currently suffering with heart disease and it is the UK’s single biggest killer. It kills one in six men and one in nine women and is responsible for almost 80,000 deaths in the UK each year, an average of 220 people each day.
National Heart Month is a time when the BHF urges people in the UK to think about their hearts and the hearts of those around them. It is also a time when the charity encourages supporters to fundraise and help the charity’s fight against heart disease. You can fundraise by whichever means you fancy and even better if it involves colleagues, friends and family.
Centre Manager Jennifer Massie said: “Everyone was happy to give their heartfelt support to the British Heart Foundation.”
One of the tenants of Admiral Court, Dame Anne Begg MP, said: “I commend volunteers and employers for getting involved in fundraising for the BHF during National Heart Month in Aberdeen South and encourage others to join in these activities to help the BHF to continue their vital, life-saving work.”
To find out more about National Heart Month – download a fundraising pack at bhf.org.uk/red or call 0300 330 0645.