Paint town red for charity

Every year, heart and circulatory disease kills around 6,800 people in the North East, and currently around 332,000 people in the region are living with its burden.

Wednesday, 14th June 2017, 9:00 am

The need to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat these terrible conditions is more urgent than ever.

That’s why I’m calling on everyone to take part in the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Wear it, Beat it campaign.

Join thousands of others across the UK on Friday, June 9, by wearing red and holding a fund-raising event to help us stop heart disease in its tracks.

From a bake sale or coffee morning at work to a red-themed garden party with friends and family, whatever you choose to do, Wear it, Beat it is a great way to bring everyone together and help make a difference to millions.

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You will be also be helping the BHF fund even more cutting-edge breakthroughs that will help end the devastation caused by heart disease.

Last year more than 15,000 people took part in Wear it, Beat it, raising over £750,000.

To sign up visit wearitbeatit.bhf.org.uk

Dan McNally

British Heart Foundation Area Fund-raising Manager