Join Ayrshire sheriff to raise charity funds

Local lawyer Eileen Lamont, Sheriff Iona McDonald and Carole Nicol from BHF Scotland.
Local lawyer Eileen Lamont, Sheriff Iona McDonald and Carole Nicol from BHF Scotland.

A group of fundraisers, led by an Ayrshire sheriff, need more locals to join their fight for every heartbeat across Ayrshire.

Coronary heart disease is Scotland’s single biggest killer. For over 50 years, the BHF has powered research that’s transformed the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. Its work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are changing the fight against heart disease.

But so many people still need help and there is much work to still be done. This is why BHF Scotland urgently needs the support of people in Ayrshire to get together now and again, and raise vital funds to help the charity continue its life-saving work.

Sheriff Iona McDonald and her friends need more people to help them raise funds.

Sheriff McDonald said: “The Ayrshire Fundraising Group started when I got together with a friend to raise money for BHF Scotland. We have got off to a great start but would love to attract new members, particularly people who might have some free time during working hours, as the current members are working during the week and this makes it hard to do all the things we’d like to do.”

Barbara Osborne, BHF Scotland’s Head of Volunteer Fundraising, said: “Sadly, coronary heart disease is still Scotland’s single biggest killer. It touches us all, from babies born with life-threatening heart problems to the many mums, dads and grandparents who survive a heart attack and endure the daily battles of heart failure.

“We want people to join the fight for every heartbeat across Scotland. Every pound raised, minute of your time and donation to BHF Scotland shops will help make a difference to people’s lives.”

Please contact Barbara Osborne on 07734 342565 or email osborneb@bhf.org.uk for more information about joining your local group or starting a fundraising group in your area. For more information about BHF Scotland, visit bhf.org.uk/scotland

picture shows (from left): Local lawyer Eileen Lamont, Sheriff Iona McDonald and Carole Nicol from BHF Scotland.