The HEAT was ON and temperatures soared as Heatons Regional Manager Martin Coleman presented a staggering €60,000 cheque to Cliodhna O’Riordan of the Irish Heart Foundation, the national charity fighting heart disease and stroke. The big-hearted donation raised from the sale of €2 happy heart badges across 40 Heatons stores, has given the charity’s free patient information and support services a much-needed cash boost. More than 750,000 patients, their families and members of the general public availed of the Foundation’s free information in 2012 and the charity says this number continues to grow in 2013. Every year in Ireland 100,000 new heart disease and stroke cases are diagnosed.
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