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York City Knights foundation to teach kids about healthy hearts.


6:29am 14th January 2011

The York City Knights are pleased to announce that they have once again teamed up with Heart Research UK to deliver a programme within York based primary schools to teach children how to keep their hearts healthy to prevent heart disease, this is thanks to a Healthy Heart Grant of £7000 from Yorkshire’s own national heart charity, Heart Research UK.

The programme will be delivered to 1500 primary school children in the York area, and will be commencing in February 2011.

York City Knights Championship One Grand Final star and Community Development Officer Jack Stearman, will be the one who is delivering the project to the primary schools in York, he is already a well respected member of the community and will be a good role model to run this project.

Jack Stearman, Community Development Officer at York City Knights says:

“With child obesity levels rising, its now important that children get this heart healthy information from a young age, we’ve got to try and make exercise fun. We will be delivering this important message alongside Heart Research UK, a charity that has done so much good work in the past. I am really looking forward, to once again working in the community.”

Barbara Harpham, National Director of Heart Reseearch UK says:

“I’m delighted that the York City Knights have received a Healthy Heart Grant and wish them all the best with their project. The programme will help children understand heart health issues, ensuring they have an awareness of the benefits of leading a healthy, active lifestyle.”

You can follow Heart Research UK on Twitter or become a fan on their facebook page.

For more details please contact visit : www.yckfoundation.com/hruk.html 

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