Donations to the Yorkshire Man of Steel will help fund our life saving research into heart disease.
The announcement was made at the unveiling of the 3.5 metre and 2.5 tonne artwork ‘Heart of Steel’ in Rotherham’s Minster Gardens.
10 per cent of donations to the original Heart of Steel – which will sit inside the Yorkshire Man of Steel – will be used to support our pioneering research. The Rotherham Heart of Steel was unveiled by 11-year old Jemma Holden whose father died last year from heart failure.
The event was compered by the actor Dean Andrews, star of the TV series Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes. Steve Medhi, the sculptor behind the Yorkshire Man of Steel project, said: "This was a wonderful opportunity to create an artwork for the people of Rotherham and support the amazing work achieved by the British Heart Foundation fighting heart disease."
Chrish Perera, our Head of Community Fundraising for the North of England, said “Our pioneering research has helped revolutionise the treatment of heart attacks and other cardiac conditions. But coronary heart disease is still the UK’s single biggest killer.
“Through this exciting project, your name – or that of a loved one – will power research that will save lives across the region and around the world.“
Donate money to the project and have your name etched onto the Yorkshire Man of Steel’s Heart.