Heart disease contributes to death of 420 people in north Norfolk EVERY YEAR

Victory Swim and Fitness Centre. Picture: Colin Finch

Victory Swim and Fitness Centre. Picture: Colin Finch - Credit: Colin Finch

Fitness centre in North Walsham to host drop-in session, organised by the British Heart Foundation, to offer people advice on how to prevent the disease.

Around 15,700 people across North Norfolk are fighting a daily battle with heart and circulatory disease, new figures have revealed.

And each year these devastating conditions claim the lives of more than 420 people in the area.

Now everyone is being invited to a drop-in session in North Walsham, organised by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), to find out more on how to prevent the disease.

The event is being hosted by Victory Swim and Fitness Centre in Station Road on Tuesday, January 24, between 1pm and 4pm.


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It aims to encourage local residents to form a new fundraising group in the area.

Dawne Hart, fundraising manager at the BHF, said: 'We're holding this event to give people the chance to learn more about the BHF, its lifesaving research, and how they can help fight heart disease.

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'Our fundraising groups are the lifeblood of the BHF. The events and collections they organise provide vital support to our lifesaving work.

'Any time that you can give will be invaluable, because every pound raised from our fundraising groups will help fund vital research and identify new treatments that could help save lives.

'Helping to form a new fundraising group is a great way to meet new people, make a difference in your community and help fund the research that's so desperately needed to bring us closer to beating heart disease.

'So if you're interested in helping us fundraise or if you just want to know more about our work then please come along – we'd love to meet you.'

BHF claims its research has helped halve death rates from heart and circulatory disease over the past 50 years.

Research funded by the charity helped in the discovery of clot-busting drugs, the development of pacemakers and prove the effectiveness of statins.

For more information, visit www.bhf.org.uk/localfundraising or to find out about setting up a new fundraising group contact Dawne Hart on hartd@bhf.org.uk

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