“Every month, more than 1,250 people in Scotland will lose their lives to cardiovascular disease and 26 babies will be born with a heart defect. That’s why the fight for every heartbeat must go on.
Far too many people in Scotland die as a result of a cardiac arrest. But we’re determined to change that by creating a Nation of Lifesavers. We’re providing our Call Push Rescue CPR training kits free to secondary schools and colleges and last year we placed 60 public access defibrillators in communities across Scotland. These are life saving pieces of equipment situated in places they’re needed most, including sports centres, shopping centres and train stations.
In recent years, we have funded some of the most important research breakthroughs in heart disease, and that is thanks to the generosity of our supporters. We are currently investing in research at universities across Scotland, including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Around 100 healthcare professionals across Scotland are funded or supported by BHF Scotland. They look after heart patients in their own communities, helping them cope with heart conditions like arrhythmia and heart failure, and providing vital psychological support.
We are continuously working hard across Scotland to raise funds that will enable us to continue funding our life saving research, supporting people living with heart disease, creating a Nation of Lifesavers and reducing the heart health risks of future generations."
Lisa Stafford, Fundraising Manager at BHF Scotland said:
“We’re really excited about the chance to weave some magic with the award-winning Enchanted Forest and raise funds to help save lives in Scotland. Sadly, heart disease touches many families; visitors can be wowed by this fairytale event knowing they’re raising money for our life saving heart research.”
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