BHF story of the week

For over 50 years, the British Heart Foundation has been leading the fight against heart disease through pioneering life-saving research.

Come back here each week to discover some inspiring stories in the battle with heart disease — and get involved in the Great British Bag-athon to raise vital funds for research.

Read this week's story, then answer the question below to enter this week's competition.

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Great British Bag-athon

Heart presenter Roberto is backing the Great British Bag-athon:

"I was born with a hole in my heart and my dad's had heart troubles too. Which I is why I'm a big supporter of everything the British Heart Foundation is involved with.

If it wasn't for the research the British Heart Foundation does, it's probable that neither my dad nor me would be here now.

By bagging up the stuff you don't want, you can help raise funds so the British Heart Foundation can continue their brilliant work.

Thanks in advance for your support."

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