Council supports British Heart Foundation

COOKSTOWN District Council supported British Heart Foundation (BHF) Northern Ireland in Heart Month this February by organising a coffee morning to support BHF Northern Ireland’s fundraising campaign which encourages people across Northern Ireland to think about their hearts and raise money to save lives.

There are around 164,000 people in Northern Ireland currently suffering from heart and circulatory disease and it is one Northern Ireland’s biggest killers.

It kills one in four men and women and is responsible for over 4,400 deaths in Northern Ireland each year.

Councillor Tony Quinn Chairman of Cookstown District Council said “We got involved because Cookstown District Council area has benefited from BHF Northern Ireland funded Hearty Lives Project, which aims to improve heart health of the population. It was incredibly easy to organise the event and we had a lot of fun on the day. We are proud to have raised vital funds for the heart charity in Heart Month and to have helped BHF Northern Ireland continue its life-saving work.”

Gary Wilson, Fundraising Volunteer Manager, BHF Northern Ireland, said: “A huge thanks to Cookstown District Council for their fantastic fundraising efforts. It has been truly inspiring to witness Northern Ireland rallying together in support of Heart Month. All money raised will help us truly fight for every heartbeat.”

To find out more about Heart Month and to register to join in with Rock Up In Red in 2014, visit or call 0300 330 0645.

For more information or to arrange an interview please contact Jayne Murray on 028 9053 8301 or email