The British Heart Foundation (BHF) Furniture & Electrical store in Skegness will be wearing red fancy dress and turning their shop windows red on February 7, in support of the BHF’s flagship fundraising campaign, Ramp up the Red.
Local organisations such as Morrison’s, the Smugglers Inn and Viking Primary School are supporting the event and holding their own fundraising events to join the fight against heart disease.
According to the BHF coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer.
It kills nearly one in six men and more than one in ten women and is responsible for almost 74,000 deaths in the UK each year, an average of 200 people each day.
There are currently 2.3 million people in the UK living with coronary heart disease.
On the first Friday of the month, February 7, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) is asking the great British public to Ramp up the Red and join the fight for every heartbeat.
Whether it’s wearing red make up, donning some fetching red trousers, a traffic-stopping little red dress or painting your nails a scarlet shade, the BHF is urging the public to go as red as they dare and organise a Ramp up the Red party with friends, families and colleagues to raise funds that will go directly towards vital research, support and care for those suffering with heart disease.
Chris Spencer, BHF Area Manager, said: “Ramp up the Red is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to think about how many lives are affected by heart disease. By organising a fundraising event in February, you will be helping us to raise much-needed funds in order to fight heart disease. The BHF is the biggest funder of life-saving heart research in the UK to help everybody who suffers from a heart problem. This research has already made medical history but funds are urgently needed to fund further research.
“We offer our heartfelt thanks to our local primary school, supermarket and pub for so generously dedicating their time and energy to help us continue our fight for every heartbeat.”
To order your fundraising pack, visit bhf.org.uk/red or call 0800 0316 316.