Camberley Heart Town launch

By admin at September 05, 2011 10:59
Filed Under: Events

  Local volunteers from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) worked their magic on Saturday 17th September, when the Mayor, Councillor Tim Dodds, presided over a fun-filled day of events in The Mall, Camberley.

Visitors to The Mall were invited to have their blood pressure  tested, and learned how to save a life when someone’s heart goes into cardiac arrest.  3 mini-catwalk shows brought a  selection of donated items from the BHF shop to life in Town Square.  Men, women and girls of all shapes, sizes, ages and hues showed the  remarkable range of styles available from the high street outlet. Local singers performed, The Arena Leisure  centre held a taster session of Viper -  their new fitness class and funds were raised from a tombola.

It was a wonderful day, celebrating the British Heart Foundation’s 50th year, and the start of a commitment from the BHF and the community to work together to think about their heart health, learn more about preventing heart disease and encouraging children to be active. 

Heather Hunt, Fundraising and Volunteer Manager for the BHF said, “Many people are unaware of the pioneering work the BHF has undertaken over the past 50 years and the vital need for new     remedies for heart disease.  That’s why we are urging people in Camberley to get involved in making this the best of all 50 Heart Towns in the country.  Local people, businesses and schools will be undertaking various fundraising activities in support of the Charity’s Mending Broken Hearts Appeal, funding the research that will repair damaged hearts in a similar way that a broken arm or leg can heal itself”.

You may contact Heather on 01372 388430 or hunth@bhf.org.uk   or tina@vssh.org.uk at VSSH to get involved in this exciting project. 

  

 click into the picture to watch the YouTube video of the event.