Leeds man Ken Downing is urging locals to put their best foot forward to help beat heart disease.
The 67-year-old, suffered from a heart attack two years ago but will take part in the Heart Walk event in Leeds on Saturday, March 23, to raise cash for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
Ken, of Pudsey, said: “After the heart attack, I did regular exercise to aid my recovery.
“With the help of the NHS, Leeds City Council’s Heart Watch Programme and the British Heart Foundation, this changed my life.
“Walking is a great way to help keep your heart healthy and this walk provides a good opportunity to get friends, colleagues and family members together for a hearty walk that will not only help keep your own heart fit, but help the BHF keep other hearts beating too.”
The event at Roundhay Park offers walkers of all abilities the chance to walk three different routes around the picturesque site, setting off from the Lakeside Café.
Money raised will go to the Mending Broken Hearts Appeal, which aims to raise vital funds to find a cure for heart failure.
Sue Green, fundraising volunteer manager for the BHF, said: “If the people of Leeds do a Heart Walk they’ll help us to give hope to people living with heart failure and their families.”
To register or for more information, visit: www.bhf.org.uk/heartwalks