The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is delighted to announce the launch of the
new Hull Fundraising Group. This group of local Hull residents have signed up to
fundraise and volunteer for the nation’s heart charity.
The BHF is the UK’s biggest independent funder of research into heart and
circulatory diseases, which kill more than one in four people in the UK. The BHF
estimates that over 46,800 people are living with the daily burden of heart and
circulatory diseases in the East Riding of Yorkshire alone, with the death rate
from these conditions significantly higher in Yorkshire & Humber than the UK
average.
Hull’s new BHF fundraising group has already started fundraising, raising over
£280 at a collection at Morrison’s on Holderness Road. Fundraising groups are
the face of the BHF in their local community, putting on events locally from
coffee mornings to quiz nights, danceathons to afternoon teas.
Fundraising groups raise money in a way that works for them and fits around their lifestyle. Groups and Volunteering Manager for the Hull area, Hannah Watkins said:
“We are delighted to have the group set up in Hull. The BHF funds lifesaving
research at Hull University and around the UK, but we couldn’t do it without
people giving up their time to raise money.
The money raised in Hull by the new fundraising group will help find new ways to diagnose, prevent, and treat, heart and circulatory conditions across the region, as well as the rest of the country.
The BHF funds over £31 million worth of research across Yorkshire & Humber,
including Leeds, Sheffield, York, Bradford and Hull. If you are interested in turning
your spare time into support for lifesaving research, and joining in with
fundraising and volunteering in Hull, please contact Hannah Watkins, Groups and
Volunteering Manager on 07714069135 or email
watkinsh@bhf.org.uk

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