Pace Makers

  • VO76470


Description

Help us take on Scotland’s single biggest killer! Help us build up the pace in Scotland by sharing our badges and displaying posters across your local area; playing your part in the future of Scottish medical research and taking on heart disease.

Our Heart of Scotland Appeal is a fundraising campaign to raise and spend money in Scotland on vital medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease. 41 people die every day in Scotland from cardiovascular disease and we know that the death rate from coronary heart disease is almost 50% higher than for the South East of England. This isn’t fair and we want to change this.

We will provide posters for you to display in your local shops, community centres, libraries, supermarkets, pharmacies and doctors surgeries to help us reach as many people as possible.

The Heart of Scotland Appeal is backed by internationally acclaimed Scottish fashion designer, Christopher Kane. Christopher has designed four unique badges featuring the words Love, Care, Brave and Life. We can send you a box of badges to sell to friends, family and colleagues for donations, as well as asking local shops if they will have a box of badges on their counter (that we can then send out to them directly).

Join our network of volunteer Pace Makers and help us get everyone wearing a Heart of Scotland badge. Together we can keep those we love around for longer.

For more information please contact Pamela Hook at E Mail: fundraisingadmin@heartresearch.org.uk or tel.: 0113 234 7474.

Organisation aims and objectives

Help us take on Scotland’s single biggest killer! 41 people die every day in Scotland from cardiovascular disease and we know that the death rate from coronary heart disease is almost 50% higher than for the South East of England. This isn’t fair and we want to change this. Heart Research UK is the charity dedicated to your heart. We inspire and invest in pioneering medical research, ground-breaking training and education, and in communities to improve their heart health for themselves. They are things we’re proud to have done for over 50 years and pushes us to do more.

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Flexible times available to suit volunteers. All help greatly appreciated.

Restrictions

Experience required: Confidence to make the ask in shops, libraries etc. to place a poster or agree to having a box of badges. No previous experience required.
Travel details: This opportunity is within your local area, no travel required.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We don’t expect there to be travel expenses as this volunteering takes place in their local community. However, if public transport/parking is required we will discuss and agree this on an individual basis.
Training details: Excellent support and relevant training provided to all volunteers. Induction training will include telephone discussion to explain about Heart Research UK and the campaign, Heart of Scotland. We will advise on aims and discuss safety and requirements. There will be ongoing support available via telephone or email from the Heart Research UK team, we will provide ongoing training and support as required.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated a month ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.