Doncaster is asked to wear red and fund vital lifesaving research

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Joining the fight against heart disease by donning red is a Doncaster community nextweek.

Members of the Bawtry Retail Association are supporting the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Wear it. Beat it. campaign on Friday, February 5 to raise £1 million for lifesaving research.

All diners at the popular China Rose restaurant who wear something red on that day receive a complimentary glass of prosecco and China Rose will also donate £1 to the BHF.

The Tasting Note will also be getting involved by holding a red wine tasting session and a raffle for a magnum of Lanson champagne.

Other retailers showing their support include Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry, Bawtry Gym, Bawtry Natural Health, Cheese Cave Deli, Bawtry Bar & Brasserie, Cherry Blossom Cakes, Gray Rooms, Bawtry Eye Academy, Crown Hotel, Co-Op, Robinsons and Six IT Services.

Cardiovascular disease is responsible for around 155,000 UK deaths each year – around one every three minutes.

Through the public’s generosity, the BHF will fund half a billion pounds of new research over the next five years which will be central to discovering vital treatments for people living with heart and circulatory conditions.

Rebecca Dickenson, chair of the Bawtry Retail Association said: “We wanted to get involved because we all know someone who has been affected by heart disease and we are hoping to raise as much money as we can for the BHF helping them to fund the research that is so urgently needed to fight heart disease.”

Since 2009 Wear it. Beat it. has raised over £6 million towards new cardiovascular science. Last year 23,000 people took part in Wear it. Beat it. The BHF is calling for even more of you to get involved to help us raise £1 million next year.

Fancy a cheery red tea break at work, a yummy red bake sale after school or a jolly red happy hour at home with your friends? Whether you think up your own idea or pinch one of our reddy-made ones, it’s the taking part and showing your heart that matters. Don’t forget to put yourself and your friends in the picture and share your photos on our Wear It. Beat It. photo wall to inspire more people to get involved.

Brian Swift, Chair of the Bawtry & Doncaster Branch of the BHF said: “We are incredibly grateful to the Bawtry Retail Association for joining us in the fight for every heartbeat and signing up to Wear it Beat it. “Our life saving research is powered by the enormous generosity of our supporters. Every pound raised will help us change the lives of millions living with heart and circulatory conditions. That’s why we want everyone to join us and wear red this February 5. ”

To find out more or to sign up to Wear it. Beat it. visit www.bhf.org.uk/red to get your free fundraising pack, full of reddy-made ideas to make the most of your event.