Clitheroe health club’s £650 boost for British Heart Foundation

Lee carter fundraiser
Lee carter fundraiser

A HEALTH and fitness club in Clitheroe has been busy helping save lives.

Lee Carter’s Health and Fitness Club raised over £650 for the British Heart Foundation Heart of Blackburn Appeal.

During National Heart Month, the challenge was to take part in at least 12 aerobic sessions for a minimum of 30 minutes, equivalent to three sessions per week.

Vicky Carter, manager of the gym, said: “We decided to support the British Heart Foundation because we want people to become more physically active so that they can reduce their own risk of coronary heart disease and what better way to do this than through various forms of aerobic activity, which will increase breathing rate, get the heart pumping and most of all have some fun.”

The money raised from the challenge will go towards the Heart of Blackburn £128,000 appeal to buy a 3D echocardiograph for Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Barbara Dunn, fund-raising manager for the British Heart Foundation, said: “This is a fantastic amount of money raised by the members of the gym and will go towards benefiting many people in East Lancashire who will use this new equipment once all the money has been raised.”

Anyone who would like to learn more about the appeal or wishes to donate, is asked to contact Barbara Dunn on 01772 641870 or e-mail dunnb@bhf.org.uk or visit bhf.org.uk/blackburnappeal