Archie, Ipswich's "first canine citizen", is taking the lead to encourage local people to wear red on Friday 6th February to help the British Heart Foundation (BHF) fight the UK’s biggest killer, heart disease.
Archie belongs to the Mayor and Mayoress, Bill and Barbara Quinton, and he was out and about in smart red trim to get the "Wear It, Beat It" campaign message across. Lending her support was Dawne Hart of the BHF (pictured).
Wearing red is one simple way to get involved - paint your nails red, wear a red tie or put a flower in your hair. Anything goes as long as its red.
As part of the Ipswich Heart Town initiative, the Council will be encouraging its staff and members of the public to join in the campaign with suggested donations of £2 going to the charity.
- A Red Squash Tournament will be held at Northgate Sports Centre on Friday 6th February at 5.30 pm. An entry fee applies including a donation to the BHF.
- Profiles Ipswich are running a ‘Beat’ It Challenge with the aim being to collectively log 100,000 minutes of exercise in two weeks. The average heart beats 100,000 heartbeats a day.
- The Ipswich Regent will be illuminated red.
- The Ipswich parkrun will be a Red Run on Saturday 7th February.
To register your organisation, get ideas or donate visit www.wearitbeatit.org.uk