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Businesses in Admiral Court get behind the nation’s heart charity in National Heart Month

February is National Heart Month and the British Heart Foundation is urging the UK to show support.

Rock Up In Red - Admiral Court
Rock Up In Red – Admiral Court

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.

FareShare food drive – at Sainsbury’s this weekend – “Help Feed Those In Need”

This morning Dame Anne helped out at her local Sainsbury’s for the FareShare food drive initiative taking place across stores this weekend.

Customers are encouraged to buy one or more extra item(s) on top of their normal shopping list and to then donate it when leaving the store by placing it in the big green container at the door. These donated goods are then distributed across local food poverty charities, like Instant Neighbour in Aberdeen.

Customers just need to select and buy a product to donate and to help, they are given a example shopping list – including tinned soups, pastas and instant coffee. These food parcels can be a life-saver for those who are left for periods of time without enough food to feed their family.

Sainsbury’s are matching all donations. So if you donate two bags of pasta, Sainsbury’s also donates two bags of pasta.

The campaign runs until the end of Sunday.

Dame Anne said: “I am encouraging anyone who can to head down to their local Sainsbury’s to make use of this opportunity to donate to FareShare and make a real difference to their local community.”

FareShare Sainsburys Garthdee
FareShare Sainsbury’s Garthdee