Mark joins the fight against heart disease

Local MP Mark Pawsey has shown his support for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) by visiting their first ever pop-up shop in the Palace of Westminster.

Mark met shop staff and volunteers to hear how the BHF shops raise vital funds for life-saving research. Following the visit, Mark added his voice to the call for people to Ramp up the Red this February.

Last week, the BHF were urging the public to Ramp up the Red by wearing something red, hosting a red-themed party, or baking some red-coloured treats. 

Mark said: 

“I am hoping that people continue to ‘Ramp up the Red’ as we all need to do whatever we can to raise awareness of heart disease.”

Mark continued:

“Heart disease can affect people of all ages and the BHF is doing some amazing work raiding awareness and funds for life-saving research.”

Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer, responsible for almost 74,000 deaths in the UK each year, an average of 200 people each day. There are currently 2.3 million people in the UK living with coronary heart disease.  

Mike Taylor, Retail Director at the BHF, said:

“It is fantastic to see Mark showing his support and ramping up the red. All the money raised through this initiative will help us truly fight for every heartbeat.”