Turn spare time into life saving research with the British Heart Foundation Jersey Branch

Following their recent national award success of Best British Heart Foundation Branch of 2017, the BHF Jersey Branch are hoping to build and expand by seeking new fund raising volunteers to help join the local fight against heart disease.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is appealing to the local community to give the gift of time and sign up to its volunteering programme to help in the fight for every heartbeat.

Local volunteers are needed to support the branch in raising awareness and vital funds within the local community. Whilst there are key areas which the branch wish to focus on over the coming months, they are urging anyone interested in joining the team to get in touch and not to feel limited to specific areas of expertise.

The BHF relies on volunteers to help support many aspects of its work from working with local schools, groups and associations to providing support at our charity events.

Giving time doesn’t just benefit the BHF but also gives volunteers the opportunity to build, develop and learn new skills, work towards qualifications and gain experience whilst knowing they are doing something amazing in the fight against heart disease.

Around 7 million people are affected by cardiovascular disease in the Channel Islands and across the UK and the time given by volunteers goes towards supporting the BHF’s vital research into preventing and treating these devastating diseases.

Haydn Taylor, Chairman of the British Heart Foundation, Jersey Branch said: Volunteers are absolutely integral to the success of BHF and play a vital part in helping us support more people affected by heart and circulatory conditions. We appreciate every minute people can spare and hope that in return our volunteers gain a lot from working with us.

For more information on volunteering opportunities in Jersey, please contact Summer Parkin Lister on parkins@bhf.org.uk or visit www.bhfjersey.com