LETTER: Wear it, beat it day for heart charity

On Friday 6 February, thousands of people around the UK took part in “Wear It, Beat It for the British Heart Foundation and joined us this Heart Month in the fight for every heartbeat.

Our annual fundraising campaign was an opportunity to urge the UK to raise money to continue to fund the vital research needed to fight heart disease.

We were not disappointed- we saw people across the South East fundraise by wearing red and hosting a red themed event in support of us. So I’d like to extend a big red thank you!

We are hugely grateful for the funds raised so far, which will go towards supporting the 2.3 million people in the UK currently living with coronary heart disease.

If you took part and still need to pay in your donations, please visit bhf.org.uk/pay-in or phone us on 0300 330 0645. Every penny raised makes a huge difference.

For more information about Wear It, Beat It or donate please visit bhf.org.uk/red

Julie Watson

Regional Head of Volunteer Fundraising, South East British Heart Foundation