A number of fundraising events will take place in leisure centres in Wrexham this week.

Fundraising events in aid of British Heart Foundation (BHF) Cymru will take place at Waterworld Leisure and Activity Centre on Friday, September 27, and at Chirk Leisure and Activity Centre on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 (World Heart Day)

BHF’s Fundraising Manager, Cheryl Lockyer, is urging everyone in the area to join in with a number of fundraising events which will help raise money for the charity’s lifesaving research.

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Cheryl said: “This promises to be a great day of events on to support World Heart Day and we’re incredibly grateful to Freedom Leisure for their support. The money raised will help BHF fund ground-breaking discoveries and identify new treatments that could help save more people from the devastating effects of heart disease.”

There are currently around 17,000 people in Wrexham County fighting a daily battle with heart and circulatory disease.  These devastating conditions claim the lives of around 363 people in the county each year.

People attending the events will be able to participate in a fitness class, donate unwanted clothes, books and bric-a-brac, or simply find out more about how to live a healthier life.

David Watkin and Richard Milne, Managers for Chirk Leisure Centre and Wrexham Waterworld, said: “We’re really looking forward to a full day of fundraising activities and promoting ways to live healthier.  It’s set to be a really fantastic event and we hope to see lots of people coming together to join us to help beat heartbreak forever.”

“We are hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for BHF Cymru’s life saving research, which will help make a difference to the lives of people living with heart and circulatory diseases.”

Cllr Andrew Atkinson, Lead Member for youth Services and Anti-Poverty, with responsibility for Leisure, said:I’m very pleased that our partners at Freedom Leisure have been able to arrange these fundraising days at our leisure and activity centres at Waterworld and Chirk, and I hope the British Heart Foundation is able to raise as much money as possible across both days.”

For more information, please visit your local leisure centre.

For more information on BHF Cymru fundraising groups, to start or join a group in your community visit www.bhf.org.uk/localfundraising

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