We’re all going red for a good cause

Wear It Red. Staff at Calderdale Royal Hospital dressed for the British Heart Foundation.
Wear It Red. Staff at Calderdale Royal Hospital dressed for the British Heart Foundation.

CALDERDALE Royal Hospital was a sea of red to promote healthy heart awareness.

Nurses and outpatients donned red outfits for Wear It Red Day - which marked the end of a month of activities for to highlight the work of the British Heart Foundation.

It aimed to increase awareness of heart and circulatory disease and how to prevent them.

About 900 patients in Halifax and Huddersfield are treated for heart attacks every year - about 12 per cent were under 50.

Staff nurse Amy Emerson, who organised the activities, said: “The event is a great chance to raise some money and give patients information on the importance of looking after their heart and their health.

“There is a lot you can do to keep your heart healthy – whatever your age. Taking exercise, eating a healthy diet and being aware of dangers such as smoking, drinking, high blood pressure and stress.

“We have raised nearly £360 for the British Heart Foundation so far and hope this to be even more by the end of Friday.

“I’d like to give special thanks to Jeff Kirby, of Radio Calderdale, for his efforts in raising money.”

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