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Stop the Heartbreak seeks local sponsors with opportunity to meet Sir Steve Redgrave

By Maryam_Qaiser  |  Posted: March 22, 2014

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THE University of Gloucestershire is holding an event on April 8 and April 9, in conjunction with Gloucestershire Media.

Stop the Heartbreak, will be raising awareness for cardiac risk in the young.

The two day festival is a chance for all members of the community to get involved, either by taking advantage of the heart screening places at no cost, to learning a new activity or sport, or discovering more information on health and sport. Sir Steve Redgrave will be supporting this event.

The university is in partnership with Gloucestershire Media to raise money for cardiac screening for young people in the county.

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The aim is to raise £7000 so that 200 young people in Gloucestershire can receive cardiac screening at the University’s Oxstalls Campus.

To be able to do this, the University of Gloucestershire is looking for help in acquiring corporate sponsorship from companies in the Gloucestershire area.

For further information on the sponsorship packages, please contact the Stop the Heartbreak team at stoptheheartbreak@glos.ac.uk.

Part of the sponsorship package will be an opportunity to meet Sir Steve Redgrave.

CRY is a nationwide charity raising the awareness of cardiac problems within the young generation; those who are often forgotten about when considering heart risks.

However, this charity is proving evermore prominent with the recent case of 27 year old Mark Moore of Longlevens, Gloucester, who encountered a potentially disastrous 30 minute period in which is heart stopped during a community football match! This is not an isolated case, and we feel more must be done to prevent further occurrences in the local area and nationally

For further information on the Stop the Heartbreak campaign or to get involved email stoptheheartbreak@glos.ac.uk, follow @stoptheheartbrk on Twitter or visit www.glos.ac.uk/StoptheHeartbreakCampaign .

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