Clichy goes red for the British Heart Foundation
- 20 January 2014 14:06
- Posted by @NieldyMCFC
City left back, Gaël Clichy, has shown his support for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) by going red on “Blue Monday” in support of the BHF’s annual fundraising campaign, “Ramp up the Red”.
Clichy wore a Ramp up the Red red football shirt and posed for pictures with local Manchester residents, Michelle White, 36 and her son, Deniro 16 who have been affected by heart disease.
Michelle has had four lots of open-heart surgery and has a close link to the cause. On the first Friday of the month, 7th February, the BHF is asking the British public to Ramp up the Red and fundraise by wearing red make up, red clothing or throwing a red party to join the fight against coronary heart disease (CHD). CHD is responsible for 3,594 deaths per year in Greater Manchester including Tameside which has the highest CHD death rate in the UK.
Clichy commented: “As a City player, I did not take the decision to wear red lightly but it’s all in aid of a fantastic cause. I am proud to have been able to ramp up the red on the bleakest day of the year and show heart disease the red light. Every pound raised will go towards essential research into the fight for every heartbeat. Join me by rallying your friends and colleagues and going as red as you dare for the BHF.”
Ramp up the Red this February and help the BHF continue its fight for every heartbeat. To order your FREE fundraising pack, visit bhf.org.uk/red or call 0800 0316 316 to sign up today.