People in Milton Keynes urged to help in the fight against heart disease

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

Around 21,510 people in Milton Keynes are fighting a daily battle with heart and circulatory disease.

Each year these devastating conditions claim the lives of around 400 people in the area alone.

The 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.

Every pound raised from the groups will help fund vital research and identify new treatments that could help save lives.

“Heart disease is heartless. Too many lives are lost in Milton Keynes each year, and we’re determined to do everything we can to protect more families from this devastation,” said Georgia McCormack, BHF Fundraising Manager for Buckinghamshire.

“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. 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 Georgia McCormack on 07825 657 696 or email mccormackg@bhf.org.uk

For more information, visit www.bhf.org.uk/localfundraising