Hammers support The British Heart Foundation

The Thurrock Hammers are proud to support the British Heart Foundation, the largest funder of research into cardiovascular and circulatory disease in the UK. 

The British Heart Foundation are currently funding over 800 different research projects across the country. BHF-funded science helps people of all ages including those who have suffered a heart attack and babies born with a congenital heart defect. 

The BHF understand that heart disease, stroke, vascular dementia and diabetes are all connected, so research starts with the heart but doesn’t end there.

CPR training, through the British Heart Foundation tool, RevivR, is a way of upskilling the nations’ ability to save people who are suffering from a cardiac arrest. 

This is a particular area of concern, as only one in ten people survive an out of hospital cardiac arrest in the UK and this training will help to improve those odds of survival in the future. Anyone can learn CPR through RevivR, for free and within 15 minutes, using only a pillow and their phone. 

To learn more about RevivR Training please click here

Hammers Director Mark Sexton commented, 

“While we may not be on track on a permanent basis, supporting charitable causes was always a key objective of the original Lakeside Hammers Community Programme so, as the 2024 speedway season gets into full swing, it is with enormous pride that the Thurrock Hammers can announce our charity support for the British Heart Foundation. 

Speedway clubs are at the heart of their community and we are delighted to be able to help spread the BHF message to our fans and the wider speedway family”

If any businesses, clubs or individuals are keen to find out other ways that they can support or fundraise for the British Heart Foundation, please reach out to Josh Parsons (fundraising manager for Essex) at parsonsjo@bhf.org.uk or 07811 765 948.