Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham is calling on his constituents to tackle the UK’s silent killer – high cholesterol – and host a HEART UK Hearty Tea Party as part of National Cholesterol Week.
HEART UK’s National Cholesterol Week, which takes place from 17-23 September, aims to raise funds and awareness in the battle to beat the UK’s biggest killer, heart disease.
Hearty Tea Parties give the public the opportunity to raise funds by staging a get-together with family or friends which features heart-healthy food and drink.
Healthy eating is a key element of HEART UK’s National Cholesterol Week campaign, with a range of celebrity chefs providing recipes for cholesterol-lowering dishes.
Cholesterol is a silent killer that can affect young and old alike – National Cholesterol Week provides the opportunity to do even more to help the thousands of people across the UK with raised cholesterol and associated heart conditions.
Alex MP said:
“We all know how important it is to eat well and HEART UK’s National Cholesterol Week provides the perfect opportunity to raise money for this worthwhile cause and remind us of the benefits of eating more healthily.
“This is an extremely important issue for my constituency – in Stockton, the rate of people aged under 75 dying from heart disease and strokes is 78.2 per 100,000 population – well above the UK average of 70.5 per 100,000 population.
“We all have a responsibility to tackle high cholesterol levels and ensure we keep our hearts healthy. I sincerely hope my constituents in Stockton North take part in National Cholesterol Week and have some fun along the way.”