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Hampshire cardiac charity’s heartfelt donation provides healthy food for local families

A heartfelt donation from a leading Hampshire cardiac charity has seen £1,000 of fresh produce donated to families in need.


Wessex Heartbeat distributed fruit and vegetables to the Youth and Families Matter, Basic Banks in Totton and the Big Difference Meals initiative in Southampton, ensuring families across the region have access to healthy food choices this winter.


Aided by the Rotary Clubs of the New Forest and Southampton, the distribution efforts are set to continue throughout February, as the coronavirus pandemic sees more families across the region seek extra support.


Tim Richardson, Rotarian with the New Forest Rotary Club said: “Helping leading charities such as Wessex Heartbeat is a brilliant way to combat the wider issues our community may face – particularly in these uncertain times.


“The New Forest Rotary Club would like to extend our gratitude to Wessex Heartbeat for their donation and look forward to working together again in the future.”


John Munro, CEO of Wessex Heartbeat added: “Wessex Heartbeat is proud to support our local community, understand how donations can greatly impact the lives of others.


“A healthy diet, with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, is a key factor in reducing your risk of developing coronary heart disease, reducing your risk of diabetes and high blood pressure.


“We understand how difficult it can be for many families to have access to healthy produce like this, so to have the opportunity to help is a great honour.”


To find out more about the Wessex Heartbeat and Heartbeat House visit www.heartbeat.co.uk/

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