Heart charity appeals for Blackburn residents to join the fight against heart disease

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is calling on the people of Blackburn to help accelerate the fight against heart disease by joining their local fundraising group and raising money for lifesaving research.

Around 17,200 people across Blackburn and Darwen are fighting a daily battle with heart and circulatory disease. Each year these devastating conditions claim the lives of more than 340 people in Blackburn and Darwen alone.

The nation’s heart charity is calling on people across Blackburn to take heart and join the fight against heart disease by becoming part of their local fundraising group and raising vital funds for heart research.

Our fundraising groups are the face of the BHF in their local communities. From running fundraising events to supporting schools and local businesses and organising collections, they are a fantastic way to support our vital work.

Any time that you can give will be invaluable, because every pound raised from our fundraising groups will help fund vital research and identify new treatments that could help save lives.

Hannah Saxon BHF Groups and Volunteering Manager in the North said: “Heart disease is heartless. Too many lives are lost in Blackburn each year, and we’re determined to do everything we can to protect more families from this devastation.

“By signing up to your local fundraising group you can help us fund the research that’s so desperately needed to bring us closer to beating heart disease. Together we can save more lives. It’s also a fantastic way to meet new people and make a real difference in your community!”

BHF research has helped halve death rates from heart and circulatory disease over the past 50 years, but there is still a long way to go. Through the public’s generosity the BHF will fund half a billion pounds of new research over the next five years.

For more information or to find your local group, please visit www.bhf.org.uk/localfundraising or contact Hannah Saxon, BHF Groups and Volunteering Manager by emailing saxonh@bhf.org.uk or call 07714069135

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