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Moore is all heart

Published: 11 Feb 2013 07:000 comments

LOCAL MP Michael Moore marked National Heart Month this February and urged Borderers to get involved and help fundraise for the nation's heart charity

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There are over 2.7 million people in the UK currently suffering with heart disease and it is the UK's single biggest killer. It kills one in six men and one in nine women and is responsible for almost 80,000 deaths in the UK each year, an average of 220 people each day.

Mr Moore said: "I am pleased to help raise awareness of heart disease during National Heart Month and I want to encourage people in the Borders to make sure they're looking after their hearts!

"I also hope that as a result of National Heart Month, more people locally will be inspired to join in fundraising activities to help the BHF to continue their vital, life-saving work."

National Heart Month is a time when the BHF urges people in the UK to think about their hearts and the hearts of those around them. It is also a time when the charity encourages supporters to fundraise and help the charity's fight against heart disease.

Louise Parkes, fundraising director at the BHF, said: "National Heart Month is a great opportunity for everyone to think about how many lives are affected by heart disease. We offer our heartfelt thanks to Michael for so generously dedicating his time and energy to help raise awareness of heart disease and help us continue our fight for every heartbeat."

To find out more about National Heart Month - download a fundraising pack at bhf.org.uk/red or call 0300 330 0645.

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