George ramps up the red to fight heart disease with BHF Scotland

Paisley’s MSP is supporting British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland by calling on constituents to Ramp up the Red on 7 February to help fight heart disease.

Did you know that coronary heart disease is Scotland’s single biggest killer? It kills more than 7,500 people each year. And there are currently around 235,000 people in Scotland living with coronary heart disease.

On Friday 7 February, BHF Scotland is asking people across the nation to Ramp up the Red and raise funds to continue the fight for every heartbeat.

MSP's Ramp Up the Red for British Heart Foundation Scotland

George, said: “I am pleased to help raise awareness of heart disease by supporting Ramp up the Red. I encourage everyone in Paisley to get involved on Friday 7 February, joining the fight and helping to beat a devastating disease that can affect anyone, from babies to grandparents.”

Marjory Burns, BHF Scotland Director, said “We’re very grateful to George for supporting Ramp up the Red in his community and we hope that many local people will join us. Everyone who organises a fundraising event in February is helping to raise much-needed funds to fight heart disease. All money raised will help us truly fight for every heartbeat.”

For more information about Ramp up the Red, to sign up or to donate, visit or call 0800 0316 316.

Wear Red for BIG heart Cycle

Sunday 23rd June 2013

The second Big Heart town cycle will take place this weekend in Renfrewshire.
It all begins at The Lagoon Leisure Centre and ends at Castle Semple Visitor Centre in Lochwinnoch.


British Heart Foundation Scotland is working together with Renfrewshire Council and The Community Health Partnership to raise awareness of Heart Disease through fundraising and volunteer work.

Dont have a bike ? Thats no excuse as they can lend you a bike free of charge – contact Bernadette Reilly on 0141 618 6810 for further information.
The event starts at 10am at The Lagoon Leisure Centre and its anticipated most participants will complete the cycle in 1 ½ – 2 hours…

Free transport will be provided back from Lochwinnoch to Paisley early afternoon for participants and their bike
Entry cost is £5 per adult and child entry is free. Children under 16 are welcome to take part but must be accompanied by an adult
BHF Scotland are also asking if participants can wear RED for the event

Sponsor forms are available from or by telephoning 0121 661 5100 and pressing option 4. The British Heat Foundation Scotland would very much appreciate it if you would consider getting sponsored to do the cycle to raise vital funds for BHF Scotland.