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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).
Join our network of volunteer Pace Makers and help us get everyone wearing a Heart of Scotland badge.

Organisation aims and objectives

Proud to stand out from the crowd, Heart Research UK is the charity dedicated 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. Always looking to the future, we give clinicians unique opportunities to gain the latest skills, knowledge and hands-on experience to become the experts of tomorrow. We show youngsters born with heart disease, and those who care for them, that they can live active lives. Our Healthy Heart Grants focus on communities to prevent heart disease in the first place. Since we were founded in 1967, we’ve played a part in many of the major developments that we now take for granted and our work continues. Whether it be funding six of the first eight successful UK heart transplants or introducing unique masterclasses to enable clinicians to learn from world-leading surgeons, our history is one of discovery and progress.












Experience required: Confidence required to make an ask for placing posters and/or badges.
Travel details: Your local area/community.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteering will be undertaken in your local area. If public transport/parking costs are required we can discuss and agree on an individual basis
Taster available: Yes
Training details: 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

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