Mark Hunter is going 'Red for Heart' for the British Heart Foundation

February 13, 2009 4:59 PM
Red Scarf

Jenny Willott, Paul Keetch, Norman Lamb, Mark Hunter, Don Foster, Malcolm Bruce MPs wearing Red for Heart

Cheadle constituency MP, Mark Hunter, wore red on 11th February to support National Heart Month.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) launched its new Red for Heart campaign as part of National Heart Month this February. The BHF is asking people to raise money to help fight the UK's biggest killer - heart and circulatory disease by wearing red to work on Friday 13th February¹. Mr Hunter showed his support by wearing red this week, following a request from BHF for MPs to wear red to demonstrate their backing for the campaign.

Mr Hunter said: "Heart disease is the UK's biggest killer with someone dying from a heart attack every 6 minutes and 2.5 million people in the UK living with coronary heart disease¹. By wearing red, for a suggested donation of £1, you will help the BHF save lives through pioneering research, patient care, campaigning for change and by providing vital information.

"You can also get together with your local community or local school and run a Red for Heart fundraiser - you can hold a red fancy dress part, a red bake sale or a fit-as-many-people-into-a-red-telephone-box stunt. Whatever you decide to do this month you can make a real difference and support the British Heart Foundation."

Jackie Skeel, Head of National Campaigns at the British Heart Foundation, said: "Thanks to Mark Hunter MP for going Red for Heart. Everyone can get involved with the campaign so please encourage your colleagues or friends to take part and help the BHF make a real difference."

For more information about the Red for Heart campaign please visit bhf.org.uk/red, call 0845 2410976 or email red@bhf.org.uk. For a free Fundraising Kit and lots of other red fundraising ideas throughout February, visit bhf.org.uk/red.

Photo by Fergus Burnett Photography, Email: fergus_photography@yahoo.co.uk, Website: www.fergusburnett.com, Anchor Images Ltd, Tel: 07950 255877

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