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12:04am 16th July 2011

The UK's leading heart charity is asking the people of York to help them celebrate its 50th birthday by turning out for a a 'Coins around the York Minister' Challenge this Saturday 16 July from 9am to 5pm.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) hopes the challenge will see the 511-metre distance around York Minister completely encircled by coins, a feat never achieved before.

Andy Kirby, Chair of the BHF York Branch said:

" Taking part in this challenge is a wonderful way for people of York to help celebrate the BHF's 50th birthday and ensure that our life-saving and life-changing work continues. We'd like to thank everyone for their support, including Barnitts who donated the birthday cakes"

Mr Hearty, the BHF Mascot, will cut the birthday cake and pose for a birthday celebration photo (during the Challenge, at 4.00pm) with BHF volunteers and York dignitaries including the Lord Mayor of York, Sheriff of York, and Dean of York.

Local businesses that have supported this special occasion by acting as coin collection points in the lead up to the Challenge are Barnitts, the Guy Fawkes Inn, the Lamb and Lion Inn, and York Wealth Management in Haxby.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is the nation's heart charity, dedicated to saving lives through pioneering research, patient care, campaigning for change and by providing vital information. But we urgently need help. We rely on donations of time and money to continue our life-saving work. Because together we can beat heart disease.

For more information on the BHF, click here.

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