Save a Heart 2018

GO RED FOR WALES THIS FEBRUARY AND HELP US SAVE LIVES IN WALES! FROM WEARING RED CLOTHES TO SITTING IN A BATH OF RED CUSTARD, PAINT YOUR FACE RED, PAINT YOUR ROOM RED WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE YOU COULD HELP WELSH HEARTS HOLD HEART SCREENING SESSIONS IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

TEXT WHHH33 FOLLOWED BY £2/£5/£10 TO 70070 TO DONATE TODAY!
LETS HELP SAVE HEARTS ACROSS WALES THROUGHOUT FEBRUARY

Hundreds die each year from an undiagnosed heart condition – that’s hundreds too many.
A simple ECG (electrocardiogram) will identify most cardiac abnormalities so that conditions can be managed.

Welsh Hearts are pleased to be funding such a vital and life saving initiative. It is our mission to help protect and promote the heart health of young people here in Wales. Many people still associate heart disease and heart attacks with older people, however this is sadly not the case.
But with screening we can make a massive difference and we will save lives.

Save a Heart is an annual campaign running throughout February, to raise money to enable Welsh Hearts to hold heart screening sessions.

Sam Warburton“This is a great initiative from Welsh Hearts that will hopefully prevent lives being lost from undiagnosed heart conditions.

“I’ve worked closely with Welsh Hearts for a number of years and they do a fantastic job in raising the awareness of heart conditions as well as screening across Wales.”

Sam Warburton

Each session costs £7000 to hold – Welsh Hearts part fund this vital service so you only need to pay £35 per person to have your heart screened. We cannot hold these heart screening sessions without generous donations of money to help support our work. Can you donate today to help us save lives in Wales.

Book a heart screening session

Welsh Hearts are pleased to offer heart screening sessions for everyone aged 16-40. You can book a place online to get your heart screened. Please email fundraising@welshhearts.org for more information.

The first heart screening session took place at Whitchurch High School in Cardiff on Saturday 30th January 2016, where 104 young people had their heart screened. The campaign is backed by Wales Captain Sam Warburton, talented artist Nathan Wyburn and Celebrity Big Brother runner up Joel Williams. All three Welsh celebrities are backing the campaign as they fall under the age bracket who are most at risk of sudden cardiac arrest.

Upcoming sessions

SO HOW DO YOU GET INVOLVED?

TEXT WHHH33 FOLLOWED BY £2/£5/£10 TO 70070 TO DONATE TODAY! LETS HELP SAVE HEARTS ACROSS WALES THROUGHOUT FEBRUARY

CHOOSE A DATE AND VENUE
You can hold your event at any time throughout February. Perhaps in your place of work, your school, at home, or at a local venue like a sportsclub or community centre.

SPREAD THE WORD
You can use the posters and invitations in the fundraising pack to help spread the word about your event. You could also promote your event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get all your friends involved – remember to use the hashtag #saveaheart so we can see what you’ve been up to and thank you for all your hard work.

SET A TARGET
We are grateful for every penny you raise for us. It’s a good idea to set a donation fee for your event. You may also want to do a range of smaller fundraising activities before or after the day itself to raise even more money. Perhaps you could set up a JustGiving page for your event/activity to make it easier for people to sponsor you or you can print off a sponsorship form, which we’ve included in the fundraising pack for you.


Support our #saveaheart campaign

We would like to run more sessions across Wales but we do not have a limitless pot of money, therefore we are also urging the general public to back our campaign and donate money so that we can fund more screenings. It costs Welsh Hearts £7,000 to provide screening for 100 young people.

You can help us raise money to fund more screening sessions by taking part in our #saveaheart fundraising campaign which we are celebrating by ‘wearing red’ throughout February.

You can donate online using your credit or debit card, or your PayPal account. Please make sure you choose #saveaheart as your designated fund so we can direct your donation to the right cause. Thank you.

ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET
You can decorate your venue with bunting, balloons and confetti, but why not get a bit more creative? The theme is all things red! Check out our
printable posters and bunting in the fundraising pack.

TELL US ABOUT IT
We would love to hear about your event and how it went. If you have any photos or videos you would like to send us, please do and we will post them on our social media to show off all your hard work! Alternatively, make sure to tag us @WelshHearts in anything you post on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

What is a heart screening session?

AEJ_4740There is a simple way to diagnose most cardiac abnormalities. This is by having an ECG (electrocardiogram) test.

An ECG looks at the electrical conduction pathways around the heart. Small stickers known as electrodes are placed on the client’s chest and the wires connect to an ECG machine whilst they lie still.

A printout of the heart’s electrical activity is obtained for evaluation by the cardiologist. From the information provided, measurements are taken which give a guide to muscle thickness and size of the chambers of the heart.

This test is painless, non-invasive and takes only 5-10 minutes to perform.

About the sessions

The heart screening sessions involve a short 5-10 minute test which is quick and painless and able to detect any heart abnormalities. The doctors carrying out the tests will then review the results and let you know if you need a further test.

PREVIOUS SCREENINGS

HERE ARE SOME WAYS YOUR MONEY HELPS US ACROSS WALES
Funding Heart Screening Sessions 

 

Methyr Tydfil College                                         St David’s Catholic College
25/06/2016 – 116 People Screened                     02/07/2016 – 111 People Screened

Cardiff Metropolitan University                        Cardiff Principality Stadium
15/10/2016 – 91 People Screened                      13/05/2017 – 107 People Screened

Llandaff, Cardiff                                                 Llandaff Memorial Hall
30/09/2017 – 92 People Screened                      UPCOMING SCREENING: 10/02/2018

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