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MetiNews.Com - St Mirren dedicated their match against Ross County at the weekend to the British Heart Foundation.

Uk news St Mirren team up with charity to raise awareness of heart disease PremierLeague-News.Com

MetiNews.Com - St Mirren dedicated their match against Ross County at the weekend to the British Heart Foundation.

Uk news  St Mirren team up with charity to raise awareness of heart disease PremierLeague-News.Com
02 March 2021 - 17:00

Breaking News ! St Mirren dedicated their weekend match to The British Heart Foundation to help raise vital awareness of heart disease. The Paisley club teamed up with the national heart charity as part of Heart Awareness Month for their match against Ross County which was held on Saturday. The club hopes its support of the charity will help raise awareness of heart and circulatory disease - which affects 700,000 people in the UK. St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin said he was delighted the Saints team could help highlight such an important issue. He said: “As professional athletes we know the importance of staying fit and having good heart health. “We are delighted to show our support for The British Heart Foundation during National Heart Month.” St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin was delighted to support the British Heart Foundation (Image: SNS Group) St Mirren joined the likes of Morton and Hibs for the awareness campaign, thanks to the efforts of British Heart Foundation community volunteer, Joe Quinn for the event. The 26 year old has been volunteering for BHF for two years and says it is a cause close to his heart. Joe’s dad Edward Quinn died of a heart condition when Joe was just 11 years old. Edward had left ventricular heart failure, which developed in his mid-20s. The young dad suffered two heart attacks before undergoing a heart bypass in 2005.

. Joe, who says he is still affected by the loss of his beloved dad, is now dedicated to raising awareness of heart conditions to support people like his dad. Joe, who is from Port Glasgow but previously worked in Paisley, told the Express: “It will be 15 years next month since I lost my dad and it still impacts me to this day. “Especially now that I am older and I am thinking about having a family of my own. “It was really tough growing up without my dad there. “In the last two years, I became really passionate about raising awareness of heart disease and I decided to become a community volunteer. “It’s such an important charity and the work they do is fantastic and I wanted to do something to get the message out to as many people as I could. “I was delighted when St Mirren agreed to come on board and it has snowballed from there and so many clubs have been offering support which is fantastic. Read More Related Articles Renfrewshire Women's Aid message in lockdown: "We're still here for you" Read More Related Articles Tributes to 'much loved' former Paisley councillor who passed away aged just 44 “St Mirren is such a community-driven club and I really appreciate them coming on board with this.” Joe's dad Edward died in 2006 when he was just 36 James Jopling, head of BHF Scotland, said: “Heart and circulatory diseases cause around 50 deaths each day in Scotland and across the country an estimated 700,000 people are living with the daily burden of these conditions. “That is why we are so grateful to supporters like Joe who are helping us raise awareness of the importance of our research here in Scotland and across the UK to help save and improve lives – research that is only made possible thanks to the generosity of the public and we need that support now more than ever.”

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