RYEDALE residents have raised more than £2,300 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) at a Scottish evening of musical entertainment.

Guests who attended the event at Terrington Hall School were treated to a glass of wine, canapés and a light supper as well as a unique blend of folk and jazz music by Michael Heywood and Laura Grime, a duo that has played in leading venues across the UK.

Sharon Oakley, local fundraising volunteer manager at the BHF, said: “We’d like to thank our BHF Malton branch for organising such a fantastic event. The BHF can only continue its life-saving and life-changing work thanks to money raised from events like this.

“We urgently need more people to support us by choosing us as their charity of the year or by organising their own fundraising events.

“Keep working with us and together we will beat heart disease – for good.”

Sharon added the vital funds will help the BHF in its fight against heart and circulatory disease – the nation’s biggest killer.

“As the nation’s heart charity, the BHF saves lives every day by funding groundbreaking research, caring for heart patients and supporting their families,” she said.

“The BHF’s information on heart health changes people’s lives – helping them keep their own hearts healthy. The charity campaigns to help improve the lives of those living with heart disease now, and fights for a healthy heart future for everyone across North Yorkshire.”

Ann Barron, chairman of BHF Malton branch, which organised the event, said: “We all know someone that’s been affected by heart disease – sadly it touches us all.

“On behalf of the BHF I’d like to thank all those who supported the event, especially Jon Glen, headteacher of Terrington Hall School, and the two cooks Rachel Liversidge and Ron James for cooking such a delicious supper and giving up so much of their time for the charity.

“We would also like to thank Ray King from Corks and Cans, Carter Jonas for sponsoring us once again and, of course, Michael Heywood and Laura Grime who entertained us for the evening.

“It’s great to know that our efforts will make a difference in helping to beat heart disease for good.” Anyone who would like to organise their own fundraising event for the BHF, or are interested in volunteering, should phone Sharon Oakley, local BHF fundraising and volunteer manager on 01904 270776 or email oakleys@bhf.org.uk

For more information about the BHF’s work, visit bhf.org.uk