Family and friends host craft fair to fund heart failure research
EAST RIDING: A Hessle family are aiming to give hope to those with heart failure after organising an event for the British Heart Foundation's (BHF) Mending Broken Hearts Appeal.
The Barker family and their friends were today holding a craft fair at Tower Methodist Church Hall in the town.
The family have raised more then £1,500 for the appeal after Paul Barker passed away in July 2010, aged 60.
He suffered a heart attack in 2002, which resulted in heart failure.
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His wife, Susan, said the family were pleased to help others.
She said: "Paul took part in several clinical trials to help other people with heart failure and it's good to know our efforts will go to support heart research."
Cards, candles, soap, lights, children's clothes, cakes jewellery and cushions were among the items due to be sold at the fair today.
The Mending Broken Hearts Appeal aims to raise vital funds to research a cure for heart failure and bring hope to millions.
Visit bhf.org.uk/findthecure for more information about the appeal, or how to support it.