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HEART RESEARCH UK SUPPORTS TOWN

7 December 2012

National charity support Town’s ‘Give and Let Live’ game

Heart Research UK (HRUK) has given its backing to Town’s ‘Give and Let Live’ campaign.

The Terriers has dedicated Saturday’s match against Bolton to help promote Organ Donation, following on from last year’s campaign, which proved a huge success.

Town launched the campaign ahead of its trip to Middlesbrough last month and you can read the story by clickingHERE.

In the lead up to Saturday’s game midfielder Scott Arfield visited Huddersfield Royal Infirmary to pay his respects to a memorial for those who have saved or enhanced lives through organ donation.

Scott visited the new honeycomb memorial, designed by Salendine Nook schoolboy Ben Holmes, from Edgerton – click HERE to read the full story.

Elsewhere, htafc.com detailed the struggle that its Receptionist Hilary Horsfall is currently suffering with husband David Horsfall. David’s story highlights the importance of Organ Donation; he was fit and healthy until he came down with a cough and cold in 2009 and now faces a double lung transplant after being diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Heart Research UK’s support of Saturday’s match is particular poignant given that Fabrice Muamba, a former Bolton player, survived a cardiac arrest while playing for the Trotters earlier this year.

Founded in January 1967, Heart Research UK is based in Yorkshire and much of its money is spent in the region – over £3m has been spent in the last 10 years.

They pride themselves on being innovative; their pioneering approach has allowed them to help make many medical breakthroughs that people now take for granted a reality.  HRUK has put faith in new ideas that have changed treatments and techniques.  Six of the first eight successful UK heart transplants – revolutionary in their day and now commonplace - were paid for by HRUK.  Many other everyday treatments and procedures - heart valves, angioplasty and mechanical heart devices - would not have been developed when they were, without their help. 

As well as medical research, HRUK help people to live healthier heart lifestyles. They were the very first charity to give out Healthy Heart Grants to local community projects across the UK inspiring people to change their lives – and their future.  

For further information about the Charity please contact Chris Child on 0113 297 6207.


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