New statistics released by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) reveal just how generous South West residents are with two thirds saying giving to charity is important to them.
The nation’s heart charity surveyed 2,000 people to uncover our favourite fundraising habits to encourage everyone to hold a fundraising event to help raise money for life saving research.
The BHF found that over four fifths of people in the South West said they would arrange a fundraising event for a good cause (83%), with two thirds saying helping others by giving to charity is important to them (66%).
The fundraiser of choice in the South West was getting everyone together for a coffee morning (21%) whilst others favoured holding a quiz (16%) or holding a fun run, walk or cycle (16%).
When it came to who to invite to a fundraiser, almost half of people in the North West said that family members came top of their guest list (49%) whilst over a quarter preferred to raise money in the workplace (28%).
Each year, over 15,025 people in the South West lose their lives to heart and circulatory disease. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our fundraisers the BHF able to fund ground-breaking research to help prevent, diagnose and treat heart disease.
The BHF is encouraging everyone across the region to raise funds their own way by organising their own fundraising event to help accelerate the fight against heart disease.
Jacqulyn Bell, Raise Funds Your Way Manager at the BHF, said: “We never cease to be amazed by the ways people come together to raise money for our fight against heart disease.
“Whether you choose to hold a coffee morning, hold a fashion show or sit in a bath of baked beans, you will help fund research that makes a huge difference to the 7 million people living with heart and circulatory disease in the UK.
“Why not help us power even more life saving discoveries by holding your own fundraising event for the BHF. Order your free fundraising pack now for tips and ideas on how to make your fundraising a success.”
Whether you know exactly how you’d like to fundraise to raise money and want to know how to get started or need some inspiration on what you can do to join the fight for every heartbeat, order a free fundraising pack by visiting www.bhf.org.uk/yourway