Rock red for charity
9:11am Thursday 10th January 2013 in Letters
BRITISH Heart Foundation (BHF) Cymru is calling on the people of Barry to put on their best outfit and Rock Up In Red for National Heart Month in February.
Heart and circulatory disease is one of Wales’ biggest killers. It kills more than one in four men and women and is responsible for more than 179,000 deaths in the UK each year, an average of 490 people each day.
On the first Friday of National Heart Month, February 1, BHF Cymru is asking the people of Barry to pay £2, Rock Up In Red and join the fight against heart disease.
Whether it’s painting your nails red, donning a red tie or some red socks or going all out and rocking a top to toe red outfit, BHF Cymru is urging people in Barry to organise a Rock Up In Red day with friends, families and colleagues to raise funds that will go directly towards vital research, support and care for those suffering with heart and circulatory disease.
If you want to get involved with Rock Up In Red, simply encourage colleagues, friends and school pupils to rock up wearing something red and give £2. Anything goes, as long as it’s red. A workplace, group or organisation can simply rock up wearing something red and give £2 – or schools can do it for £1 per pupil.
As well as being one of the leading causes of death, nearly 5.6 million people in the UK are living with heart and circulatory disease, many of whom struggle with everyday tasks.
Rock Up In Red this February and make a heartfelt statement for your loved ones. To order your free fundraising pack, just go to bhf.org.uk/red or call the hotline on 0300 330 0645.
Jodie Burnham Project Manager British Heart Foundation