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.
The BHF Jersey Branch are excited to invite the Island’s families, friends and local businesses to take part in their national wear red day - Wear it. Beat it - on Friday 9 June to help raise £1 million for life-saving heart research.
Next weekend is set to be a buzz with red activities across the Island, as locals join the fight against heart disease by donning their red attire and taking to work places and public spaces for the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Wear it. Beat it. campaign.
Friday Fun Day
Collections will be taking place throughout the week in name of the charity, culminating with the official wear red day on Friday 9th June – when the BHF Branch & it’s amazing volunteers & supporters will be hosting a Reddy Pop Up Refreshment Stall on King Street [Brook Street], dishing up a selection of special healthy, sugar-free RED inspired dishes kindly cooked up by local business MOO (Mostly Organic Origin). As well as a lovely selection of Red Thai Curry, Simply Red Fruit Skewers, Beetroot Shots & Red Berry (sugar-free) muffins. The charities’ mascot, Hearty, will also be making an appearance as he visits the number of local businesses, schools & organisations supporting the event in their work places before taking to St Helier’ watering holes for some evening entertainment.
The action doesn’t stop there though; on Saturday 10th June, Jayden Corley, winner of local Young Heart Hero award and finalist in the national British Heart Foundation Heart Hero Awards taking place later this month, will be adding a new phase to his fundraising campaign (Jayden’s Challenge) as he, his family & friends take on a 100 mile cycle challenge (stationary) on King Street!
Elsewhere in the Island, the BHF Jersey Branch will be hosting a special Heart Art session for children at the Summer Flower Show at the Royal Showgrounds on Saturday & Sunday as part of the weekend’s Wear It Beat It festivities.
The BHF is leading the fight against heart and circulatory disease in the UK, which is responsible for around 160,000 UK & Channel Island deaths each year – that’s one every three minutes. Thanks to fundraisers like this, the BHF will fund half a billion pounds of research by 2020, which will be central to discovering vital treatments for people living with these devastating conditions.
Do you fancy a cheery red tea break at work, a yummy red bake sale after school or a jolly red garden party at home with your friends? Whether you think up your own idea or pinch one of our reddy-made ones, it’s the taking part that matters.
To find out more or to sign up to Wear it. Beat it. visit www.wearitbeatit.bhf.org.uk or call 0300 330 0645 and get your free fundraising pack full of fun ideas about how to get involved.