New group to tackle heart disease in Burnley?

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is calling on the people of Burnley to help accelerate the fight against heart disease by starting a new fundraising group in the local area.

More than 12,000 people in Burnley are fighting a daily battle with heart and circulatory disease.

Each year these devastating conditions claim the lives of more than 280 people in the area alone.

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The nation’s heart charity is calling on the local community to take heart and join the fight against heart disease by starting up a new fundraising group in the area and raising vital funds for heart research.

Fundraising groups are the face of the BHF in their local communities.

From running fundraising events to supporting schools and local businesses and organising collections, they are a fantastic way to support our vital work.

Any time that you can give will be invaluable, because every pound raised from our fundraising groups will help fund vital research and identify new treatments that could help save lives.

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Barbara Dunn, BHF fundraising manager for Lancashire, said: “Heart disease is heartless.

“Too many lives are lost in Burnley each year, and we’re determined to do everything we can to protect more families from this devastation.

“By starting up a fundraising group you can help us fund the research that’s so desperately needed to bring us closer to beating heart disease. Together we can save more lives, and it’s a fantastic way to meet new people and make a real difference in your community!”

BHF research has helped halve death rates from heart and circulatory disease over the past 50 years, but there is still a long way to go.

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Through the public’s generosity the BHF will fund half a billion pounds of new research over the next five years.

To join the fight, and set up a new Fundraising Group contact Barbara Dunn on 07710 195 837 or email [email protected]

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