I am writing to ask Mail 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 life-saving research into heart disease.
I am urging schools in the North-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, while raising funds for the BHF’s life-saving work.
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 £711,221.
This year we want to top this total, and with your help we can.
Heart and circulatory conditions are responsible for nearly 7,000 deaths in the North-East every year.
That’s nearly 20 people every single day.
To find out more and to sign-up, visit bhf.org.uk/schools-event
British Heart Foundation.