George ramps up the red to fight heart disease with BHF Scotland

MSP's Ramp Up the Red for British Heart Foundation ScotlandPaisley’s MSP is supporting British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland by calling on constituents to Ramp up the Red on 7 February to help fight heart disease.


Did you know that coronary heart disease is Scotland’s single biggest killer? It kills more than 7,500 people each year. And there are currently around 235,000 people in Scotland living with coronary heart disease.


On Friday 7 February, BHF Scotland is asking people across the nation to Ramp up the Red and raise funds to continue the fight for every heartbeat.


George, said: “I am pleased to help raise awareness of heart disease by supporting Ramp up the Red. I encourage everyone in Paisley to get involved on Friday 7 February, joining the fight and helping to beat a devastating disease that can affect anyone, from babies to grandparents.”


Marjory Burns, BHF Scotland Director, said “We’re very grateful to George for supporting Ramp up the Red in his community and we hope that many local people will join us. Everyone who organises a fundraising event in February is helping to raise much-needed funds to fight heart disease. All money raised will help us truly fight for every heartbeat.”


For more information about Ramp up the Red, to sign up or to donate, visit or call 0800 0316 316.


All BHF health statistics are based on the latest health surveys and mortality data from the UK’s national statistical agencies


  • Case studies are available for interview. Including men, women and children from all ages and with varying heart conditions


  • For more information about Ramp up the Red or to donate please visit


  • Coronary heart disease is Scotland’s single biggest killer. For over 50 years we’ve pioneered research that’s transformed the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. Our work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are changing the fight against heart disease. But so many people still need our help. From babies born with life-threatening heart problems to the many mums, dads and grandparents who survive a heart attack and endure the daily battles of heart failure. Join our fight for every heartbeat in Scotland. Every pound raised, minute of your time and donation to our shops will help make a difference to people’s lives


  • For more information on the BHF, visit