Climbing the heights for the British Heart Foundation

I would like to call on your readers to help save lives by signing up to one of the British Heart Foundation’s summer hikes – The National Three Peaks Challenge or the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

We want people to take their passion for walking to new heights by climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in just one weekend. The National Three Peaks Challenge takes place from Friday 24 June to Sunday 26 June.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is a 25 mile hike taking place on Saturday 23 July and in just one day participants will climb Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

Heart disease touches people of all ages. Sadly it is still the nation’s biggest killer. Lives are cut short, and for those living with heart disease, life can be frightening and hard.

Despite major advances in heart research, education and care, there is still a huge amount to learn, and a lot of work to be done. We urgently need the support of people like your readers to help us continue our life-saving work in what is our 50th birthday year.

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Helen Whiteley, British Heart Foundation event organiser by email