BHF Heart Month

BHF: Go Red For Heart Month 2024

This February, Go Red to raise money for lifesaving research and learn CPR for free in 15 minutes with RevivR

Each year, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) declares February as National Heart Month in the UK. During this time, awareness of a variety of heart conditions are bought to the fore with National Heart Month.

In the UK, someone dies from a heart or circulatory condition every three minutes.  

Whether it's losing a loved one to sudden cardiac arrest or coping with the devastating impact of heart failure, far too many of us have felt the pain of heart and circulatory conditions. But with your help, we can give more hearts a chance.

This Heart Month, Go Red to raise money for lifesaving research. It could be wearing red at work, organising a healthy red bake sale or taking on a sponsored challenge. You could also learn CPR in 15 minutes free with RevivR. Whatever it takes to help protect the hearts of people you love.

Go Red for Heart Month is all about getting together with your community to raise money for lifesaving research. Whether it's losing a loved one to a cardiac arrest or coping with the devastating impact of heart failure, too many of us have felt the pain of heart and circulatory diseases. BHF are urging Lincolnshire to help us save and improve more lives by Going Red this February.

Fundraising ideas

A classic coffee morning
A table full of healthy treats is a sure way to raise some donations. Play 'guess the weight' of a whole red velvet cake to raise more funds.BHF Heart Month

Quiz time
Host a quiz and take donations from teams as an entrance fee. Ask local businesses to donate prizes for a raffle to raise a bit more. 

Treasure island
Print a map with gridlines and select a square to ‘hide’ the treasure. Sell squares for suggested donations, marking players’ initials on the square to help keep track. The winner wins the treasure!

Have a hearty party! 
Pump up the music and throw a party with fundraising activities, like an auction or a fancy dress contest.

Red carpet ready
Not a fan of fancy dress? Roll out the red carpet and go formal for a day. Make sure you take photos and donations!

Sports tournament
Golf days, five-a-side tournaments and dance-a-thons are great to get people together for some fitness and fun.


CPR and defibrillators: how to save a life 

Cardiac arrests can happen to anyone. Use BHF's resources to learn how to do lifesaving CPR and how to use a defibrillator in an emergency.

Click here to learn how to do CPR



Wolds Wanderers Raise £1,200 during Heart Month 2023

Wolds Wanderers Walking FC in Market Rasen held a charity raffle to raise money for the British Heart Foundation as part of ‘Go Red For Heart’ month - and raised £1,200! They auctioned off football shirts, balls, and a vintage ball signed by Liverpool legend – Sir Kenny Dalglish.

Before the raffle, the players took part in a game of walking football no Market Rasen Leisure Centre’s excellent 3G pitches. 

You can read more about this here.


Melanie Meik, Fundraising Manager for Lincolnshire & Rutland at the British Heart Foundation, said: "We are asking all football clubs in Lincolnshire to take part in heart month this February. Helping to raise funds for life saving and life changing research that currently impacts the 160,00 people living with heart and circulatory conditions in Lincolnshire, including our little football loving heart hero Reggie Aslin. Join in with your teams this month – Go Red with your teams – raise £50 as part of our 50 for 50 campaign, run a red quiz, football card, host a charity match and donate – the ideas are endless."

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