BHF Jersey : Supporting the life-saving work of the British Heart Foundation.
Heart and circulatory disease is a huge burden on people in the Channel Islands & across the UK. Responsible for 1 in 4 deaths each year, it’s one of Jersey’s biggest killers.
The Jersey Branch was founded in 1972 with the objective of raising funds to support the National British Heart Foundation Appeal. Since then, considerable sums have been raised by the Jersey Branch, some of which have been ploughed back into vital equipment required in Jersey in the Coronary Care Unit and the Maternity Hospital.
Our mission is to support the life-saving research of the BHF, so that more Islanders can beat heart disease.
It's a big problem, but with your help, the BHF are leading the fight against it.
MEET THE TEAM
BHF JERSEY BRANCH
BRANCH CHAIRMAN: Haydn Taylor
Haydn was passed the torch of BHF Jersey Branch Chairman by former Chairman Harry Craig in 2013. With over 30 years' banking and stockbroking experience, Haydn is currently the CEO at Ravenscroft. Haydn is committed to raising funds to support the life-saving work of the BHF and raise its profile within the Island amongst local businesses and within the commmunity. If you would like to discuss how your business could support the BHF Jersey, please contact him directly.
VICE CHAIRMAN: Liz Purgal
As Vice Chairman in the BHF Jersey Branch, Liz offers a wealth of enthusiasm and experience. Previous positions include Gallery Manager at CCA Galleries International, Business Support Manager at Direct Capital Solutions, Head of Marketing at Jersey Post & Marketing Communications Manager at JT.
MEDICAL OFFICER: Dr Andrew Mitchell
As Consultant Cardiologist at Jersey General Hospital, Dr Andrew Mitchel brings with him a wealth of medical experience. Cardiologist with specialist interests in the non-invasive investigation of suspected coronary heart disease, heart failure, arrhythmia management, cardiac imaging and device implantation and follow-up. Recognised as an international expert in the management of the most common clinical arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation.
DONATIONS SECRETARY: Carol Haydn Taylor
Carol has undertaken charity work for a number of local charities including The Jersey Association for Youth and Friendship (JAYF), Meals on Wheels, of which she is also currently a Committee Member, and CLIC Sargent Jersey. Carol is married to BHF Jersey Branch Chairman Haydn Taylor and manages all memoriam and general donations to the BHF Jersey Branch.
TREASURER: Jan Purgal
Jan is the BHF Jersey Branch Treasurer and husband of Vice Chairman, Liz Purgal. He currently works as Chief Financial Officer at Zedra having previously acted as Group Finance Director at Rockmount Capital, Director at Purgal Consulting Limited, and Group Finance Director at Vistra.
BHF FUNDRAISING MANAGER (CHANNEL ISLANDS): Summer Parkin
Working directly with the BHF team in the UK, our local Fundraising Manager Summer is here to help Islanders raise vital funds for the life-saving work of the BHF. She joined the BHF Jersey team in 2014 bringing with her a wealth of experience in communications, strategic marketing, events management and third sector fundraising.