Date: Thu 03 Oct 2013

Lilywhites And BHF Join Forces To Fight Heart Disease

Rhyl Football Club has announced its support of British Heart Foundation (BHF) Cymru today, by fundraising for the Mending Broken Hearts Appeal which is taking the fight to heart failure and funding regenerative medicine research.

Heart failure occurs when so much heart muscle is damaged by a heart attack that the heart can't pump blood around the body as well as it should. Living with heart failure can be terrifying and can cause prolonged suffering. Simple tasks, such as having a shower, doing the shopping or playing with the children, become a real struggle. Three quarters of people with severe heart failure will not live beyond five years.

Mike Jones, Managing Director at Rhyl Football Club said, "We are delighted to support the Mending Broken Hearts Appeal. Too many people are living with the devastating effects of heart failure. Knowing there could be a cure is amazing and we want to play our part in the fight to fund this research for BHF Cymru. We hope our involvement will inspire other companies and individuals to play their part as well by making a donation or putting on a fundraising event."

Sion Edwards, BHF Cymru Fundraising Volunteer Manager, said: "Our scientists are making great strides in this fight against heart failure, but success will require much more money and much more research to ensure that this momentum is not lost. Thanks to organisations like Rhyl Football Club we can continue to fund this ground breaking research. We hope people in Rhyl will support us by [volunteering some time to help/ telling their friends about the appeal, encouraging their workplace to do something for the appeal or holding a fundraising event or take part in a local event]."

BHF Cymru is powered by research and through its Mending Broken Hearts Appeal needs to raise millions of pounds to prevent the devastating suffering inflicted by heart failure. This ground-breaking Appeal seeks support from the Welsh public to fund a cutting edge research programme involving stem cell research and developmental biology to work out how to repair or replace damaged heart muscle.

Support the Appeal in whatever way you can, from getting your company involved, to taking part in a sponsored walk or a thrilling skydive, hold a speed-dating evening or spend a night in a haunted castle – fundraising can be fun and is really a chance to do your own thing. You can support the Appeal at work, school, university or your local club, so try and get your favourite group of people involved.

For more information about organising a fundraising event for BHF Cymru please contact Sion Edwards on 01745 888161 or at For more information about BHF Cymru, visit Join BHF Cymru and fight for every heartbeat.

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