Chocks away for Fe­bru­ary

Uxbridge Gazette - - Your Say -

THIS is a call out to all choco­holics, co­coa bean lovers and con­fec­tionary en­thu­si­asts! A sug­ges­tion, a plea, an idea that will ex­er­cise willpower and strength whilst help­ing those in the South East who are liv­ing with heart and cir­cu­la­tory dis­eases…

De­chox! I’m ask­ing the peo­ple of the South East to for­get the or­di­nary New Year detoxes, which at­tempt to ban­ish all plea­sure dur­ing the dark­est months of the year, and in­stead just cut one beloved item from your pantry through­out the month of Fe­bru­ary – cho­co­late.

Each year, heart and cir­cu­la­tory dis­eases kills 1 in 4 peo­ple in the UK, 20,900 of which are from the South East area.

Money raised by those brave enough to take on the chal­lenge will go to­wards the Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion’s (BHF) life sav­ing re­search into heart and cir­cu­la­tory dis­eases. Last year, we saw over 18,000 cho­co­late lovers raise an as­tound­ing £1 mil­lion to­wards vi­tal re­search, but with your help, we think we can raise even more in 2019.

We’re all fa­mil­iar with the strug­gle of say­ing no to the left over Cel­e­bra­tions sit­ting on the cof­fee ta­ble. But by stand­ing up to heart and cir­cu­la­tory dis­ease and say­ing NO to cho­co­late this Fe­bru­ary, we’ll be one step closer to beat­ing heart­break for­ever!

Sound like a bat­tle you want to be a part of? Sign up here: www.bhf. org.uk/de­chox

Adrian Adams DE­CHOX War­rior at the BHF

Cho­co­late money – give up one to raise the other

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