Seeing red for BHF

Owlerton Stadium restaurant staff, Aden Flannagan, Chloe James and Carl Crofts and a racing greyhound, are all set to support the British Heart Foundation's Wear it. Beat it campaign.
Owlerton Stadium restaurant staff, Aden Flannagan, Chloe James and Carl Crofts and a racing greyhound, are all set to support the British Heart Foundation's Wear it. Beat it campaign.
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A Sheffield leisure attraction is all set to turn red in honour of a national campaign to raise funds for heart and circulatory disease research.

Owlerton Greyhound Stadium is joining forces with the British Heart Foundation for the ‘Wear it. Beat it’ initiative which takes place today.

Any customers who come dressed for this evening’s race meet all in red will get free entry and a race card.

In addition, staff will wear red and make a donation to the charity.

John Gilburn, managing director of the stadium, said: “It’s great for our staff to take part in this special campaign which touches the lives of so many people across the country.

“We also hope our loyal customers will join in the fun and come dressed in red to show their support.

“BHF is a fantastic charity doing great work so we are delighted to help in any way we can.”

For over 50 years, the British Heart Foundation has pioneered research which has transformed the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions.

The charity’s ‘Wear It. Beat It.’ campaign is asking the nation to show its support by wearing red and hosting an event to fund lifesaving research.

This is just one fundraising initiative supported by the staff and customers at Owlerton.

Last month, the venue announced it had raised almost £70,000 for good causes during 2014.

Organisations such as Ella’s Fund, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, the Sheffield Retired Greyhound Trust and St Wilfrid’s all benefited.

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