British Heart Foundation’s ‘Show Some Love’ Appeal

23rd January 2019

In the run up to Valentine’s Day this February our Okehampton branch is delighted and honoured to be supporting the British Heart Foundation’s ‘Show Some Love’ Appeal.

The British Heart Foundation is appealing to all to pop into their local British Heart Foundation shop and make a donation to write and display a loving note, filling the windows with hearts.

On Friday 18th January, Linda Jewell from our Okehampton office met with Charlotte, a volunteer at the Okehampton British Heart Foundation Shop. We showed our love by making a donation to the charity to help fund pioneering, life-saving research. The charity’s mission is to better understand how to prevent, diagnose and treat heart and circulatory disease, which is the cause of more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK.

Our red heart will be displayed in the shop window until Valentine’s Day, amongst many other hearts showing support for the work of the British Heart Foundation.

The window displays heartfelt messages and loving notes dedicated to people affected by the heartbreak caused by heart and circulatory disease. There are also many messages praising the success of the treatments that have allowed parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, friends and children to stay together. Only through research, that has been funded by donations such as this, can lives be saved and heartbreak beaten.

In the run up to the big day on the 14th February, The British Heart Foundation will be filling the windows of their 720 Charity Shops across the nation with red hearts.

Last year, in a show of solidarity for the 7 million people fighting heart and circulatory disease in the UK, the British Heart Foundation broke the world record for the longest chain of hearts. They created a chain almost 1.5 miles long, consisting of 17,939 hearts. We are hoping to help them to break the record again this year.

Simon Gillespie, CEO of the British Heart Foundation, said of this achievement:

“Bringing together so many tender yet powerful messages of love, support and hope through this Guinness World Records title attempt shows that we’re standing united against heart and circulatory disease.”

If you live in or near Okehampton, do go down the shop and take a look at this fun, and moving, display. We are very proud to be able to support a charity that is so close to all of our hearts, this Valentine’s Day and every day.

Read more about the ‘Show Some Love’ Appeal here: