On Friday 4th February, both students and staff took part in the annual ‘Wear Red Day’ by wearing something red to school, to promote the awareness of heart disease in the UK.
Students brought a maximum of £3 to school and were able to buy Tombola tickets in the hope of being successful in winning a prize or two. The Tombola made £55 and this has already been sent to The British Heart Foundation.
Heart and circulatory diseases causes a quarter of all deaths in the UK, which is more than 160,000 deaths each year – an average of 460 deaths each day or one every three minutes in the UK! There are around 7.6 million people living with a heart or circulatory disease in the UK: 4 million men and 3.6 million women.
Well done to our students and staff that took part to raise both awareness and some pennies!