The British Heart Foundation (BHF) are calling on residents to take part in a world record attempt and help fund life-saving research, by visiting their local BHF shop.
Heart shaped messages have been filling BHF shop windows in the run up to Valentine’s Day for over a decade, but this year the public also have the chance to have their personal messages displayed in a record-breaking chain of paper hearts.
For Valentine’s Day, the BHF are attempting to break the world record for the longest chain of paper hearts, which currently stands at 8,525. With the help and support of individuals, the charity is hoping to break this record as a mark of solidarity for the seven million people in the UK fighting a daily battle with heart and circulatory disease.
To get involved and become a record-breaker, pop down to a BHF shop, make a donation towards life-saving heart research and write a message on a heart.
What you write on the hearts could be anything from a thank you or dedication in memory of someone, to a message for a loved one, best friend, family member, work bestie or even your pet.
The World Record hearts will be sold in BHF shops across the country in the run-up to Valentine’s Day and will be sent to London to be included in the World Record attempt, where they will be strung together to create the giant chain.
Allison Swaine-Hughes, Retail Operations Director at the BHF, said: “BHF research has helped halve death rates from heart and circulatory disease over the past 50 years but there is still a long way to go. Through the public’s generosity the BHF will fund half a billion pounds of new research by 2020.
“So visit your local BHF shop today, make a donation and write a message to take part in the World Record. You’ll be sharing the love and saving lives in the process.”
For more information on the campaign and world record, please visit www.bhf.org.uk/lovenotes or find your nearest BHF shop visit www.bhf.org.uk/shops