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Sunderland workers turn red to help British Heart Foundation

Josie Aslett, Angela Linsay and Joanne Ayre from The Avenue Pharmacy who raised cash for the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Michael Roper, Sunderland secretary of the BHF, called in to the Lower Dundas Street pharmacy to accept the funds.

Josie Aslett, Angela Linsay and Joanne Ayre from The Avenue Pharmacy who raised cash for the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Michael Roper, Sunderland secretary of the BHF, called in to the Lower Dundas Street pharmacy to accept the funds.

WEARSIDERS turned red to help out a healthy heart charity.

As part of Ramp up the Red, a fund-raising scheme in aid of the British Heart Foundation, staff at businesses across Sunderland came to work dressed in the colour.

Among those taking part were the Asda store in Grangetown as well The Avenue Pharmacy, in Lower Dundas Street, Monkwearmouth.

The collection at Asda brought in £862 for the appeal, while at the pharmacy, as well as wearing red, staff baked cakes, held raffles and ran sweepstakes to generate £135.

The money will now go towards people of all ages who are battling serious heart conditions.

Michael Roper, secretary of the Sunderland branch of the BHF, said: “Ramp up the Red has been a huge success.

“On behalf of the British Heart Foundation I would like to say thank you to everyone who took up the challenge by supporting Ramp up the Red here in Sunderland.

“The funds that have been raised in the collections have only been achieved by the small band of branch volunteers and we are in desperate need of people young or not so young to be able to carry on with our fund-raising.”

 
 
 

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