Huppert puts his heart into helping to beat cholesterol
Cambridge MP Julian Huppert is backing a national campaign to raise funds and awareness in the battle to beat the UK’s biggest killer, heart disease.
He met members of the charity, Heart UK in Westminster yesterday (Tuesday, September 4) to support National Cholesterol Week.
The charity is urging people across the UK to hold Hearty Tea Parties from September 17 to 23 to raise funds by getting together with family and friends to enjoy heart healthy food and drink.
Julian said: “This is a great idea. It’s a social event with healthy food and drink while at the same time raising funds for a really worthwhile cause.
“We all know how important it is too eat well if we are to avoid problems in the future, but we don’t always follow the advice. This campaign gives us all the perfect opportunity to remind ourselves of the benefits of healthy eating while having a good time.”
National Cholesterol Week is also backed by celebrity chefs who are providing recipes for cholesterol-lowering dishes.
Heart UK Chief Executive Jules Payne said: “I would like to thank Julian for supporting National Cholesterol Week and encouraging the people of Cambridge to get involved.
“Cholesterol is a silent killer that can affect young and old alike. National Cholesterol Week gives us the opportunity to do even more to help the thousands of people across the UK with raised cholesterol and associated heart conditions.”
Julian is pictured with Heart UK Chief Executive Jules Payne at the Westminster launch of the charity’s campaign.