Charity invites Ellon residents to information evening help beat heartbreak

The event will be in the evening of Tuesday, August 27 at the Station Hotel
The event will be in the evening of Tuesday, August 27 at the Station Hotel

Ellon residents are being invited to a special event to hear how British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland is tackling the nation’s biggest killer - heart and circulatory disease.

The charity is working hard locally to beat heartbreak forever and would love more people to get involved by joining a new local fundraising group and raising money for life saving research.

The event will be in the evening of Tuesday, August 27 at the Station Hotel.

Places are limited so contact Kathy McIlwaine in advance on mcilwainek@bhf.org.uk or 07984 152 552, or register on Event Brite at http://bit.ly/2Y9duM1

Around 54,800 people across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are fighting a daily battle with heart and circulatory diseases. Each year these devastating conditions claim the lives of more than 1,300 people these areas alone.

BHF Scotland’s fundraising groups are the face of the charity in their local communities, supporting its vital work by raising funds in a range of ways, from organising events and collections to supporting schools and local businesses.

There are roles to suit everyone, whatever their skills or how much time they can spare.

Kathy McIlwaine, BHF Scotland Fundraising Manager for Ellon said: “Heart and circulatory diseases kill three in ten Scots. Too many lives are lost each year, and we’re determined to do everything we can to protect more families from this devastation.

“By signing up to your local fundraising group you can help us fund the research that’s so desperately needed to bring us closer to beating heartbreak. It’s also a fantastic way to meet new people and make a real difference in your community.”

For more information or to find your local group, please visit www.bhf.org.uk/localfundraising or contact Kathy McIlwaine, BHF Scotland Fundraising Manager for Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire at mcilwainek@bhf.org.uk