To raise awareness and funds, the Jets launched a new set of playing jerseys featuring the BHF’s famous ‘heartbeat’ logo and ‘Fight For Every Heartbeat’ slogan. The jerseys were unveiled at the home game versus Widnes Wild on Saturday evening where 50% of ticket revenue was donated to the BHF. Additional funds were also raised through raffle sales.
Jane Mooney, Fundraising Manager at the BHF, said “We are so excited to have the support of the Hull Jets in our fight for every heartbeat. Their passion and enthusiasm for the cause has been inspiring and without people and organisations like the Hull Jets, the BHF in Yorkshire would not be able to raise the vital funds it needs to continue the fight.”
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the UK’s single biggest killer that claims an estimated 70,000 lives per year – that’s around 190 lives per day or one every eight minutes. Moreover, one in six deaths in Hull results from CHD – significantly higher than the rest of Yorkshire and above average for the rest of the UK. To help those living with the devastating, debilitating and often deadly effects of heart disease, the Jets will raise vital funds for the BHF whose pioneering research has improved the quality of care, support, and treatment for millions of people with heart disease for over 50 years.
To find out how you can join the fight for every heartbeat and take part in BHF events, visit bhf.org.uk/events.