On 6th February 1,000s of people across the nation will be wearing red in support of the BHFs Wear It Beat It event, raising money for life saving research.
We take a look at some of the exceptional work the BHF and the British public have achieved in the fight against cardiovascular disease.
- Brought pioneering techniques to hospitals - from scans that look right inside the heart, to tests like angioplasty which are now routine
- Helped develop medicines that help extend life for heart failure patients
- Supported important innovations in patient care during coronary heart disease surgery. As a result deaths following surgery have decreased from 1 in 10 in the 1970s to around 1 in 100 today
- Helped transform pacemakers from a heavy bulky device into one that could fit inside the chest, with no exposed wires
- Help millions of people every year with up to date information about heart disease so the UK public are better informed
- Run nearly 300 Heart Support groups across England and Wales
The BHF relies predominantly on voluntary donations.
Here are a few ideas of ways we can help –
- Wear red and participate in the year’s WEAR IT. BEAT IT event.
- Raise funds with your colleagues – hold a dress down day, bake sale, sponsored silence
- The BHF can collect your unwanted furniture and electrical items to sell in their shops
- Volunteer in one of the BHFs stores or as fundraiser at one of their events
- Donate money
- Set up a celebration fund as an alternative gift for any celebration you have in mind - wedding, anniversary, retirement or birthday.
- Play BHF’s Hope Lottery
- Donate your car
- Sign up for a BHF running, biking or walking event
- Sponsored Sky dive
We work in partnership with the British Hearth Foundation to provide customers with a reliable and convenient service to take away their old, unwanted furniture when they purchase new upholstered furniture. Since 2011 our customers have helped raise over £430,000.
You can donate on our Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/MultiyorkFurniture all proceeds go to The British Heart Foundation.
To find out more and how you can be involved with The British Heart Foundation visit - www.bhf.org.uk