Leitrim volunteers needed for Irish Heart Foundation's Happy Hearts Appeal

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Leitrim volunteers needed for Irish Heart Foundation's Happy Hearts Appeal

The Happy Hearts Appeal.

The Irish Heart Foundation’s 28th annual Happy Hearts Appeal is taking place nationwide on Friday, May 11 and the charity, fighting heart disease and stroke in Ireland for over 50 years, needs 3,000 volunteers to hit the streets to sell its famous Happy Heart pins and collect life-saving funds for CPR training.

The Happy Hearts Appeal, centred around the Happy Heart pin, is the Irish Heart Foundation’s biggest annual fundraising campaign. It would not be possible without its volunteers who generate valuable, vital funds every year that help protect families from the heartbreak of heart disease and stroke, the biggest cause of death in this country.

Tim Collins, CEO of the Irish Heart Foundation, said: “By volunteering a few hours of your time on 11th May, you will be saving lives. Each year over 5,000 lives are lost due to sudden cardiac arrest, early CPR can double if not triple their chance of survival. 92% of all the funds we receive are from public donations, so this year more than ever we need volunteers give a few hours of their time, to ensure we can continue to provide vital services like our CPR training programmes. CPR saves lives and so do our volunteers.”

Volunteer to support the Happy Heart Appeal and sell pins on Friday, May 11 so the Irish Heart Foundation can create CPR lifesavers in every community in Ireland.

To get involved, simply visit: www.irishheart.ie/happyhearts 

The Happy Heart Appeal pin, designed by Irish designer Orla Kiely, will be on sale for €3 from Happy Heart volunteers on streets and in shopping centres across Ireland on Friday, May 11, 2018.