On the 7 February,
the BHF are urging the public to Ramp up the Red by wearing something red,
hosting a red-themed party, or baking some red-coloured treats.
Sir Roger says I am delighted
to help raise awareness of heart disease by taking part in Ramp up the Red. I
hope the public join me on the 7th February and help to beat a devastating
disease which can affect anyone, from babies to grandparents.
By popping up in
Parliament, the BHF has reminded us of the vital role their shops play in
raising funds for life-saving research.”
Coronary heart disease is
the UK’s single biggest killer, 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.
Mike Taylor, Retail Director
at the BHF, said We wanted to show MPs just how important our shops are –
without our shop staff, including 23,000 volunteers across the UK, we simply couldn’t
continue our life-saving work.
It is fantastic to see
Roger showing his support and ramping up the red. All the money raised on 7
February will help us truly fight for every heartbeat.”
For more information about Ramp up the Red or to donate please visit bhf.org.uk/red