Preventing heart disease
Heart and circulatory diseases are responsible for around a third of deaths in Croydon.
Croydon has signed up to a British Heart Foundation initiative to join around 50 other Heart Towns across the country to tackle heart disease.
The Heart Towns initiative aims to mobilise communities across Britain to both help prevent and fight Britain's biggest killer, circulatory and heart disease. Heart Towns work by bringing communities together through local fundraising and volunteering to help beat heart disease.
How can it help you prevent heart disease?
For the next two years, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) will be working closely with the London Borough of Croydon to offer residents and businesses support in running fundraising campaigns in schools and workplaces to raise awareness and provide education around how to prevent heart disease.
Communities in Croydon will be able to learn practical steps on how to improve their heart health and benefit from a wide range of resources and educational programmes, including:
Heart Matters – a free service for keeping your heart healthy, including a
magazine packed with great ideas and support
Keeping Young Hearts Beating – a programme for local schools, youth groups and nurseries including
Arties Olympics, Ultimate Dodgeball and Jump Rope for Heart
Health at Work – turn your workplace into a more active, energised environment with this
free package of practical tools and resources to promote better health in your organisation.
For more details about the programmes visit the
British Heart Foundation website.
You can also find out about the programme on the
council's website, and about key Croydon events and how to get involved and raise money on the Council's
Heart Town events page.