Charity appeals for residents to join fight

Nikki Bell, BHF fund-raising manager for Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.
Nikki Bell, BHF fund-raising manager for Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is calling on the people of Ponteland to help accelerate the fight against heart disease by joining a fund-raising group.

About 43,500 people in Northumberland are having a daily battle with heart and circulatory disease.

Residents in towns and villages across the county have signed up to join the fight against heart disease and the charity was recently in Ponteland to appeal to this community.

As well as running some fund-raising events and organising collections, the BHF groups support schools and local businesses wit their activities.

Every pound raised will help fund vital research and identify new treatments.

Nikki Bell, BHF fund-raising manager for Northumberland and Tyne and Wear, said: “Heart disease is heartless.

“Too many lives are lost in Northumberland each year and we’re determined to do everything that we can to protect more families from this devastation.

“By signing up to your local fund-raising group, you can help us fund the research that’s so desperately needed to bring us closer to beating heart disease.

“It’s also a fantastic way to meet new people and make a real difference in your community.”

For more information, contact Nikki by calling 07702 726450 or emailing belln@bhf.org.uk

Details of all the groups in the region are available at www.bhf.org.uk/localfundraising