Heart charity launches a volunteer recruitment appeal

People in Moray are being urged to step forward and give more of their time for a vital local charity group.

The Fochabers branch of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) are in need of volunteers to take on a number of key roles aimed at calling attention to the importance of a healthy heart.

Local fundraiser and volunteer manager for the charity, Kathy McIlwaine, said: “BHF Scotland urgently needs the support of people in Fochabers and the surrounding area to help the local fundraising group continue its life-saving work.

“Nothing can beat the feeling that you are making a difference.”

Coronary heart disease remains as the largest killer in Scotland – something that the British Heart Foundation has been fighting for over 50 years.

One of the lead volunteers for the charity in Fochabers is Bruce Sandilands. He said: “We all know someone who has been affected by heart disease – sadly it touches us all.

“It is great to know that my time will make a difference in helping to fight for every heartbeat.”

Anyone willing to give their time and skills through talking to school groups, helping at events or simply spreading the word on behalf of BHF in Moray is asked to contact Kathy McIlwaine on 01466 740375 or sign up as a volunteer on the British Heart Foundation website.

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