City of Glasgow College joins campaign fighting heart disease

Students and staff at City of Glasgow College have raised hundreds of pounds for the British Heart Foundation as part of the nationwide Ramp Up The Red campaign against heart disease.

Representatives of the college handed out literature and set up information desks to raise awareness of heart disease and its causes.

British Heart Foundation – the biggest funder of charitable heart research in the UK – is one of City of Glasgow College’s nominated charities, with students and staff having raised more than £1000 for BHF in four years of fundraising.

Among City of Glasgow College’s other nominated charities are Marie Curie, Mental Health Foundation, and Amnesty International.

David Bovaird, head of staff development at City of Glasgow College, said: “The reason we are contributing to Ramp Up The Red is to raise the awareness of diet and exercise in tackling disease and to raise funds for British Heart Foundation.

“This is the fourth year we’ve had BHF as one of our designated charities, and we’ve raised more than £1000 for the charity. The generosity of students and staff today mean we are well on our way to raising much more.”

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