Welcome and thank you for visiting our blog. The British Heart Foundation Jersey Branch was established in 1972 to support the life saving research of the BHF. We have created this page to help Islanders keep up to date with local events, activities and ways in which you can support our local fight against heart disease.
Take on the British Heart Foundation’s MyMarathon challenge and join the fight against heart disease
Heart charity challenges the nation to run a marathon in a month this May to fund research
The British Heart Foundation is challenging Islanders to run a marathon in a month this May as part of its brand new fundraiser MyMarathon to help fund life saving heart research.
The nation’s heart charity is challenging everyone across the UK and Channel Islands to join the fight against heart disease by taking on the 26.2 miles in their own time, at their own pace this May.
With MyMarathon, you can complete the challenge in your own time, whether it’s over 4 hours, 4 days or 4 weeks. Run to work every morning, jog during your lunchbreaks or run laps around the park in the evenings; you decide the place and you decide the pace. Islanders are already signing up to the challenge, including the BHF Jersey Branch’s very own Chairman, Haydn Taylor.
Heart and circulatory disease affects around 7million people in the UK and is responsible for around 155,000 deaths each year – around one person every three minutes.
Every pound raised from MyMarathon will help the BHF fulfil its ambition to fund half a billion pounds of new research in the next five years, to revolutionise and accelerate the fight against heart disease.
Summer Parkin, BHF Jersey Fundraising Manager said: “Heart disease is heartless. It can affect anyone at any age, but it’s only through research that we can help save more lives. Running a marathon is no easy feat, but with the MyMarathon challenge you decide the place and the pace, so now everyone can go the distance this May! It’s a great way to get active, have fun and help support our vital work. Every step you take will help us fund more life-saving discoveries in how to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.”
To find out more or to sign up for free to MyMarathon visit www.bhf.org.uk/mymarathon