Heart appeal reaches its £5,000 target

The young farmers donated �240 to the appeal
The young farmers donated �240 to the appeal

Bridlington proved it has a huge heart, by helping a fund-raising campaign reach its £5,000 target well ahead of schedule.

The Have A Heart, Save A Life appeal needed the money to hold a screening day later this year, which will see 100 under-35s tested for undiagnosed heart conditions.

Sean Boyd from West Buildling Supplies with Donna Hirst, Ruth O'Grady, Lynne Woods, Gail Slater and Stella Tindall

Sean Boyd from West Buildling Supplies with Donna Hirst, Ruth O'Grady, Lynne Woods, Gail Slater and Stella Tindall

Thanks to the two latest donations, the Free Press-backed appeal has enough money to make the idea a reality.

Gail Slater, who was part of the team from Bridlington’s former Marks and Spencer store, who set up the appeal, said: “Less than five months into our fundraising for our heart screening day in October we are pleased to announce we have hit our target of £5,000.

“We have been overwhelmed by everyone’s support and are so grateful to everyone who has donated to our cause.

“We have had many donations large and small, some of which have been anonymous, all of which have helped us achieve our goal.

The Have A Heart, Save A Life appeal was backed by the Free Press

The Have A Heart, Save A Life appeal was backed by the Free Press

“The booking system for anyone who would like to be screened will be available within the next few weeks.

“Once we have the details for this , they will be published in the Free Press.”

The latest donations which helped the campaign to its milestone came from West Building Supplies and Bridlington Young Farmers.

West Building Supplies donated £1 from every bulk bag it sold during the months of 
May and June.

That brought in an incredible £575 and was added to by the young farmers, who handed over £240 which they had raised for the appeal

The campaign was started in memory of James Moorfoot, an English teacher who died aged 28 while playing football for Langtoft last year.

The screening day will be held at Bridlington Club for Young People.