Nick Thanks Volunteers at British Heart Foundation Reception

Local Assembly member, Nick Ramsay, attended British Heart Foundation (BHF) Cymru’s reception, “Beating Heartbreak Forever” in the National Assembly for Wales last Tuesday evening which focused on the immense contribution of volunteers to the charity’s research lifesaving work.

Nick met staff and volunteers who travelled to Cardiff Bay for the reception, and heard about the work that goes into generating vital donations, and making sales that all contribute to the research work and health care projects of the BHF. Guests heard how the annual volunteering contribution in Wales of the retail volunteers alone is 300,000 hours a year.

In the Monmouth constituency, 10,300 people are estimated to be living with heart and circulatory disease, and more than 13,110 have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. The reception focused on 12 innovative projects in Wales and across the UK which are funded by BHF fund research into prevention, treatment and cure of these conditions.

Speaking after the event Nick said: “I was delighted to meet some of the volunteers for the BHF who were able to travel to the Cardiff reception. BHF’s lifesaving research can only be done thanks to staff and volunteers who all deserve a huge thanks for their hard work to raise funds.”

“I am amazed at the breadth of volunteering work that takes place across Monmouthshire and Wales to support the work of the BHF and to spread important training such as CPR in communities.”

“Roughly 1 in 4 people are affected by heart and circulatory diseases, so it’s a problem that impacts on many people’s lives.”

For more information please contact Emma Henwood at BHF Cymru on 02920 382 or email henwoode@bhf.org.uk

To volunteer at a shop, make a donation or find out more about the BHF’s research, visit www.bhf.org.uk  

Photo Caption: Nick Ramsay AM with volunteers at the BHF event at Cardiff Bay on Tuesday evening