Club Doncaster joins the fight against heart disease as it announces British Heart Foundation as new charity partner of the year.Club Doncaster is joining the fight against heart disease after announcing the British Heart Foundation (BHF) as its new charity partner of the year.
The year-long-partnership, announced today, aims to raise more than £5,000 for the charity’s life saving research, to find ground-breaking new ways to prevent, treat and cure heart and circulatory disease.
Around 654,000 people are living with heart and circulatory disease in Yorkshire and the Humber, with 38,700 heart patients in Doncaster alone. These devastating conditions claim the lives of more than 14,000 people in the Yorkshire region every year.
The partnership will see BHF volunteers holding bucket collections at games throughout the year, to help raise funds in the fight for every heartbeat.
Through the public’s generosity, the BHF will fund half a billion pounds of new research over the next five years which will be central to discovering vital treatments for people living with these conditions.
Every pound raised from the partnership will go towards funding this life saving science which is so urgently needed to help save more lives.
Doncaster Rovers midfielder Richard Chaplow - along with Craig Alcock and Gavin Strachan - joined staff and volunteers at the BHF’s Furniture & Electrical store in Printing Office Street, Doncaster to make the announcement.
Chaplow said: “Raising awareness of the British Heart Foundation and the work they do is so important. Once again, the club have shown their links to the local community and it is vital that people support them and know that the charity is trying to save people’s lives across the region.”
Lauren Mallinson Fundraising Manager at the BHF said: “We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with Club Doncaster and Doncaster Rovers FC. Too many lives are lost to heart disease each year, and it’s only by funding vital research that we can beat it together.
“This important partnership will help us raise the money so urgently needed to fund this life-saving science, and help stop more lives being cut short by heart disease.”
The BHF shops in Doncaster rely on the support of the local community and are always in need of donations and volunteers. To find your local shop or for information, visit www.bhf.org.uk/shops