A BROMSGROVE heart patient has set out on a fund-raising mission for a charity which helped saved his life.
Tim Hawkesworth will be one of many joining in with the Worcester Heat Walk, on April 26, a three-mile trek along the banks of the River Severn in aid of the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Mending Broken Hearts Appeal.
The campaign aims to raise the vital funds needed for ground-breaking research which could help the heart to heal itself and prevent thousands of people developing further heart problems.
Tim missed the last Worcester Heart Walk because he was on holiday in Scotland so decided to do his own one-man Scottish version of the walk and covered the same distance but in more a gruelling terrain, despite having considerable heart problems.
Ever since, he has been busy fund-raising for the charity as a member of the Worcestershire BHF Fund-raising Group and is calling on others to join him.
During the last event, in 2013 around 100 people took part and raised more than £5,600 for the charity and it is hoped this year’s event will do even better and beat that total.
Tim said people could now sign up for the walk and encouraged Bromsgrove residents to join in and help support the charity.
He added: “I hope people will show their heart is in the right place again and come and join us.”
Adult advance entry tickets are available until April 16 for £5 and are £8 after that date. Children are free but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The circular route is on flat gravelled paths and is suitable for all ages and abilities.
Visit www.bhf.org.uk/worcesterheartwalk for more.