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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.

Post Office Awarded New Contracts

Today, Dame Anne welcomed the news that the Post Office has secured the DVLA’s Front Office Counter Services contract and has also been named by the Department for Work & Pensions as a provider for its new framework contract to offer identity assurance services.

These contracts are a ringing endorsement for the Post Office and will help to ensure that they are able to continue to develop a modern Post Office network in local communities.

Following the announcement, Dame Anne said: “The Post Office provides a vital service to local people and I am delighted to see additional services being introduced into Post Office branches, which will ensure that the network has a secure long-term future at the heart of our communities.

I know how hard subpostmasters campaigned for the DVLA contract and I received a number of postcards from my constituents. I am pleased that their hard work in delivering essential services and supporting local communities has been recognised in this way. ”