Charity calls for walkers

A charity is calling for hearty individuals to put their best foot forward and help raise cash to help those suffering from heart conditions across the country.

Thursday, 28th April 2016, 2:19 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th April 2016, 3:24 pm
BHF walk

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is calling on everyone in the East Midlands to mark National Walking Month this May by signing up to Just Walk to help raise money for life saving research.

Just Walk invites family, friends and colleagues to arrange a walk in a location, time and distance of their choice to help raise money in the fight against heart disease.

Every three minutes another family in the UK loses a loved one to heart and circulatory disease.

Every stride taken and every pound raised will help the BHF fund vital research that will bring us closer to ending this devastation.

Lisa Young, physical activity specialist at the BHF, said: “Walking is a fantastic way to keep active and maintain a healthy heart as it is fun, flexible and free.

“By taking part in Just Walk you can help us to support the seven million people living with heart and circulatory disease in the UK.

“You can walk wherever and whenever suits you and remember every pound you raise will fund research that’s so urgently needed to help us beat heart disease.”

Anyone who signs up to Just Walk today will get a free kit full of everything they need to show heart disease where to go.

Sign up by visiting

The beauty of Just Walk is that people can do their walk anytime, anywhere.

However if they are in need of some inspiration, the organisation has lots of great ideas - everything from long distance walks, canal walks and woodland walks.

Plus, BHF has plenty of ideas and resources available to get the nation walking and raising money to help fund its life saving research.

For more than 50 years the BHF pioneered research that’s transformed the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions.

The charity’s work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are changing the fight against heart disease.

For more information on the work the BHF does to tackle heart conditions, visit