Raising a teacup for heart health

Pride of Bournemouth Branch raised their teacups and dug deep at a special tea party, held in support of the British Heart Foundation and Poole Heart Support Group.

According to BHF research, the average number of people in Bournemouth with Coronary Heart Disease is 20,200, with an average of 109 people under the age of 75 dying prematurely from the condition each year. The figures for Poole are 21,400 and 83, respectively.*

Around 40 guests came together to enjoy the Healthy Afternoon Tea Party, held at Tuckton Social Club. £100 was raised, which will be equally split between the British Heart Foundation and the Poole Heart Support Group.

“We want to play our part in supporting the great work delivered locally to help those affected by cardiovascular disease. Thank you to everyone who came along and gave generously,” said Margaret White, Pride of Bournemouth Branch Secretary.

“We’re incredibly grateful to have allies in our battle. The support of the Oddfellows, and the public, really does make a marked difference,” thanked Katherine Stybelski, Fundraising Manager for the British Heart Foundation.

The Oddfellows continues to run a free prize draw to win one of two picnic backpacks.

Oddfellows Pride of Bournemouth Branch friendship group’s members meet regularly to enjoy a wide variety of social events and activities, as well as fundraise for good causes.

Find out more about our June Healthy Heart campaign.

*Data supplied by the British Heart Foundation’s Knowledge and Health Intelligence team. Figures are from February 2018 and are updated on a regular basis. Data is collected from various sources, including GP surgeries and the national death register.