Have a heart

THE BRITISH Heart Foundation says 68 men and women die from heart disease every year in Shetland, as it launches National Heart Month to raise money to fight the disease.

The charity is urging islanders to join in National Wear Red Day on 24 February to help tackle Scotland’s biggest killer.

BHF head of volunteer fundraising Barbara Osborne said: “We need to raise vital funds in Shetland to help care for people with heart disease, to support their families, to campaign on their behalf and to fund pioneering research to save lives.”

More information is available at bhf.org.uk/red.