NEW statistics released by British Heart Foundation (BHF) Cymru reveal just how generous the country is, with almost seven in 10 people saying giving to charity is important to them.
The nation’s heart charity surveyed 2,000 people to uncover our favourite fundraising habits to encourage everyone to hold a fundraising event to help raise money for life saving research.
BHF Cymru found that three quarters of people said they would arrange a fundraising event for a good cause (75%), with over two thirds saying helping others by giving to charity is important to them (68%).
The fundraiser of choice in Wales was getting everyone together for a coffee morning (19%) whilst others favoured holding a quiz (18%) or being ‘Bake Off’ inspired with a cake sale (15%).
When it came to who to invite to a fundraiser, two fifths of people in Wales said that family members came top of their guest list (40%) whilst almost three in ten preferred to raise money in the workplace (28%).
Each year, over 9,145 people in Wales lose their lives to heart and circulatory disease. Thanks to the incredible generosity of fundraisers, BHF Cymru is able to fund groundbreaking research to help prevent, diagnose and treat heart disease.
BHF Cymru is encouraging everyone across the country to raise funds their own way by organising their own fundraising event to help accelerate the fight against heart disease.
Jacqulyn Bell, Raise Funds Your Way Manager at the BHF, said: “We never cease to be amazed by the ways people come together to raise money for our fight against heart disease.
“Whether you choose to hold a coffee morning, hold a fashion show or sit in a bath of baked beans, you will help fund research that makes a huge difference to the seven million people living with heart and circulatory disease in the UK.
“Why not help us power even more life saving discoveries by holding your own fundraising event for the BHF. Order your free fundraising pack now for tips and ideas on how to make your fundraising a success.”
Whether you know exactly how you’d like to fundraise to raise money and want to know how to get started, or need some inspiration on what you can do to join the fight for every heartbeat, order a free fundraising pack by visiting www.bhf.org.uk/yourway.