Party on for a good cause

Put on your party shoes, brush up your beehives and join 50th birthday celebrations...

That’s the call from the British Heart Foundation which is looking to Derbyshire locals to get involved and host a 1960s inspired party or celebratory event.

To help get people in the spirit the BHF has created a special party page full of retro music, food, fancy dress and fundraising ideas which can be accessed on

Sophie Jardine, Derbyshire fundraising and volunteer manager for the BHF, said: “We hope as many people as possible will help us celebrate this milestone with fun-filled fundraising. One idea for any birthday boys, girls, men or women who are planning a party but running short of present ideas is to suggest a donation to the BHF’s Mending Broken Hearts Appeal instead. With someone in the UK having a heart attack every six minutes you just don’t know when your family might be affected.”

The Mending Broken Hearts Appeal is the biggest ever fundraising appeal ever launched in the BHF’s history. The goal is simple: to fund the research that could begin to ‘mend broken hearts’ in as little as 10 years and save and improve the lives of millions within decades.

Whether it’s hosting a birthday bash, a dinner party, coffee morning, quiz, dance, a sponsored challenge every person in Derbyshire really can make a difference and help give hope to millions.

Visit or call Sophie Jardine on 01773 822302 or email