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Ken Skates AM backs British Heart Foundation’s Ramp up the Red campaign

ASSEMBLY Member Ken Skates is showing his support for the British Heart Foundation’s Ramp up the Red campaign during February.

The Clwyd South AM is urging people in his constituency to help raise vital funds for the charity’s life-saving research this month.

He said: “There are more than 3,000 adults in Clwyd South living with heart disease – a devastating disease which can affect anyone, from babies to grandparents. I am glad to help raise awareness of heart disease locally.

“Coronary heart disease is the Wales’ single biggest killer, responsible for more than 4,600 deaths each – that’s an average of 12 people every day.”

Mr Skates said people across Wrexham and Denbighshire can help by paying £2 to write a ‘Love Note’ which will be put up in BHF shop windows, organising their own fundraisers and donating unwanted clothes, books and bric-a-brac to the charity’s shops.

He added: “All the money raised will help us truly fight for every heartbeat.”

For more information about Ramp up the Red, or to donate, visit  bhf.org.uk/red