Coronary Heart disease is Northern Ireland’s single biggest killer, responsible for the deaths of nearly 2,000 people each year locally – that’s five people each day.
Judith Cochrane MLA said: “For over 50 years, British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland has pioneered research that has transformed the lives of those living with heart disease and their families. They have helped to lead the fight against heart disease by supporting over 100 healthcare professionals in local hospitals and communities as well as providing free emergency life support training to over 30,000 people each year.
“The ‘Ramp up the Red’ campaign presents a great opportunity to spread the message about the good work of the British Heart Foundation, to have some fun in the process and raise some funds for a worthy cause. My staff and I will be red-dy to go on Friday, with red wigs, clothes, shoes and anything else we can get out hands on, and I would encourage anyone in the area to stop by for a laugh, a coffee or both!”