Mend Broken Hearts

British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland is looking for Brechin locals to help mend broken hearts.

People in Brechin are being asked to support the nation’s heart charity’s biggest ever fundraising appeal – Mending Broken Hearts – by organising a local fundraising event or by volunteering their time to help raise money.

Kathy McIlwaine, local BHF Scotland Volunteer Fundraising Manager, says: “We are urgently looking for big-hearted locals to support BHF Scotland by organising their own fundraising event. You can support us however you want to – we have had lawnmower races, sponsored silences, zumbathons. Just tell us what you want to do and we’ll support you.

“We’ve all been touched by heart disease in some way, and we wouldn’t have been able to achieve the most ground-breaking, innovative and important achievements in heart research over the past 50 years without your help.”

The goal of the Mending Broken Heart Appeal is simple: to fund the research that could begin to ‘mend broken hearts’ in as little as 10 years and save and improve the lives of millions within decades. There is currently no cure for a broken heart.

“This ground-breaking research can change that and help researchers learn how to teach the heart to ‘heal itself’.

In order to do this the charity needs to spend £50 million on the research to repair damaged hearts. The hope is, if it can get the money, it could be funding trials with heart failure patients in as little as five years. If you would like to find out more about organising your own 50th anniversary fundraising event, or are interested in volunteering for BHF Scotland, please contact Kathy on 01466 740375 or email mcilwainek@bhf.org.uk today.

For more information about the BHF’s Mending Broken Hearts Appeal, visit bhf.org.uk/mbh.