LETTER: Healthy hearts

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I am writing to ask you and your readers to join me in supporting the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Schools events.

You can take part in physical activity that is fun, rewarding and heart healthy.

The activities will raise money for your school, as well as contribute to lifesaving research into heart disease.

I am urging schools in the South East to take part in a sponsored Skipathon or game of Ultimate Dodgeball in aid of the fight against heart disease.

These events promote the importance of maintaining a healthy heart through regular exercise whilst raising funds for the BHF’s lifesaving work into the fight against heart disease.

The scheme also allows schools and youth groups to keep 20 per cent of the money they have raised, which they can put towards new equipment and resources to benefit their children.

Last year, BHF’s school events raised over an amazing £711,221. This year, we want to top this total and with your help we can.

Heart and circulatory conditions are responsible for nearly 22,000 deaths in the South East each year, that’s over 60 people every single day.

We are asking people of the South East to sign up today and help the BHF to continue to save lives.

To find out more and to sign-up, visit bhf.org.uk/schools-event

Beth Tweddle

Olympic gymnast

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