Approximately 2.7 million people in the UK are living with coronary heart disease, and one in three adults has high blood pressure. With statistics such as these, it is no wonder that cardiovascular disease has become the biggest cause of premature death in the UK .
Spire Clare Park Hospital has joined up with The British Heart Foundation to raise vital funds for research into Britain’s biggest killer. On Wednesday 22 February, Spire Clare Park Hospital held a coffee afternoon and bake sale for staff and patients, raising awareness of heart disease as well as £131 for a truly worthwhile cause.
Attendees of the coffee afternoon were offered an opportunity to have a non invasive heart test within the Clare Park Cardiology unit, in return for a donation to the British Heart Foundation.
Penny Pontet, Hospital Director at Spire Clare Park Hospital, said: ‘We are delighted to have selected the British Heart Foundation as our charity for 2012. This coffee afternoon and bake sale is the first of many fundraising events we intend to hold this year, with a view to raising as much money as we can for a great charity’.
If you have any concerns about your heart health, or would just like to find out more about the British Heart Foundation and how to support its research, please visit www.bhf.org.uk.