“I didn’t want others to feel the pain we all felt”

Anne from HMRC

After losing a good friend and colleague to a heart attack two years ago, Anne was determined to do something. That’s when she saw a TV ad promoting Wear It. Beat It.

“I didn’t want Paul’s death to be in vain. I was determined to make sure others didn’t feel the pain we all felt.

“I stuck up posters and sent emails to make sure everyone knew that Wear It. Beat It. was coming. I brought in and sold homemade cakes, breads and soups in the run up to the event. And on the day, I held a cake sale, tombola and raffle, and put out a donation box for everyone wearing red.

Everyone looked great in red and the event gave people in the office the chance to socialise. 


“It was easy to sign up online and the website has loads of ideas on how to get involved. Colleagues were keen to help out too – some baked cakes, others just ate them! Everyone looked great in red and the event gave people in the office the chance to socialise.

“I felt an enormous sense of pride on the day – all my work had paid off. The feeling of having helped to change, or even save, someone’s life while having fun – it’s worth all the effort.”

Anne, HMRC

Anne’s event raised over £1,000 for our life saving heart research – £200 of which was from the cake sale alone! And if that wasn’t enough, Anne’s already planning Wear it. Beat it. 2016. 

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