Heart Foundation seeks volunteers

The appeal runs from September 2 to 21.

The charity hopes to recruit 120,000 volunteers nationwide to knock on doors in their neighbourhood.

Heart Foundation WA chief executive Maurice Swanson said the aim was to raise $5 million to help the fight against heart disease, the number one killer of Australian men and women.

‘As a charity, we rely on the generosity of big-hearted West Australians and corporate sponsors to continue the fight against heart disease,’ he said.

‘We’re looking for big-hearted people who can spare a few hours during September to knock on doors and raise much-needed funds for the Heart Foundation.

‘Most people don’t realise it, but heart disease is the number one cause of death in Australia, killing one person every 24 minutes.

Mr Swanson said the organisation needed volunteers in every suburb across WA.

‘So please register for our Big Heart Appeal today ” it’s a simple and rewarding way to help save lives from heart disease,’ he said.

‘As a volunteer you will be allocated approximately 20 houses to doorknock either in your own street or in a local neighbourhood.

Sign up at www.heartfoundation.org.au/ bigheart or call 1800 55 22 55.