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Do you have the heart to be a volunteer?
24 September 2004

Bromsgrove, UK: A UK heart charity is appealing for residents of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire to volunteer their services to educate the town's children on keeping their hearts healthy.

The British Heart Foundation is recruiting a number of coordinators who will work with local schools to talk to youngsters about their health and show that keeping fit can be fun.

They will help address the growing problems of obesity and inactivity in children and promote fundraising projects such as the Jump Rope, the organization's sponsored skipping challenge.

A British Heart Foundation spokesperson said no previous experience was necessary as full training and support would be given.

"The people we are looking for will enjoy motivating others, be organised and dependable and like public speaking.

"They will boost their skills and be able to make a valuable difference."

Anyone wanting to find out more about volunteering as a schools co-ordinator or the Jump Rope scheme should call Donna Stokes on +44 (0)121 353 2087 or email stokesd@bhf.org.uk.