AN MP has taken part in the British Hearth Foundation’s (BHF) inaugural ‘Tweet Off’ to mark National Heart Month.
Andrew Bridgen, who represents North West Leicestershire for the Tories, competed against fellow MPs in a re-tweeting contest on social networking site Twitter in a bid to help beat heart disease.
He said: “I am pleased to help raise awareness of heart disease during National Heart Month by taking part in the first ever BHF ‘Tweet Off’.
“I am proud of volunteers and employers who have supported National Heart Month and fund-raised for the BHF.
“I hope that more people will be encouraged to join in these activities to help the BHF to continue its vital, life-saving work.”
According to the BHF, heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer, claiming one in six men and one in nine women.