On 7th February, the British Heart Foundation are urging the public to Ramp up the Red by wearing something red, hosting a red-themed party, or baking some red-coloured treats.
Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer, responsible for almost 74,000 deaths in the UK each year, an average of 200 people each day. There are currently 2.3 million people in the UK living with coronary heart disease.
On 3rd February the BHF revealed their first ever pop-up shop in the Palace of Westminster, which I got an opportunity to visit.
I was able to meet shop staff and volunteers to hear how BHF shops raise vital funds for life-saving research.
I am delighted to help raise awareness of heart disease by taking part in Ramp up the Red. I hope the public join me on the 7th February and help to beat a devastating disease which can affect anyone, from babies to grandparents.
By popping up in Parliament, the BHF has reminded us of the vital role their shops play in raising funds for life-saving research.