Roundwood Tidy Towns and Men’s Sheds have won the village of Roundwood a free Heart Day from heart and stroke charity, Croí.
Benecol®, together with heart and stroke charity, Croí, will be visiting the village of Roundwood, County Wicklow on the 17th of August to host a free Heart Day which will be open to the public. The day will be held in Roundwood Parish Centre and doors will open at 10am where there will be free cholesterol checks, blood pressure checks, lifestyle advice, Heart Health Talks from experts at Croí and even a lunch and learn, all courtesy of Benecol®
Esther Seoige decided to enter the ‘Heart of the Community’ competition when she saw it advertised on social media. The Heart-loving brand have been running a competition all summer calling for communities to apply with what they need for their community and Esther and the village of Roundwood are just one of the lucky winners.
Esther talked about her win ‘‘We were thrilled to this fantastic Heart-Day with Croí thanks to Benecol! We feel as a community here in Roundwood that it’s important to be heart-conscious and so a day like this could really help us on our journey to being a more proactive community’ She went on to say ‘together with Men’s Sheds and Roundwood Tidy Towns, we are very excited to host Benecol and Croí on the 17th of August at our Parish Centre, and we welcome anyone else interested to pop down’
Laura O’Connell, Marketing Manager for Benecol® Ireland seconded Esther’s excitement by saying: ‘At Benecol® we believe in living healthy, happy lives, and to do so, you need to have a healthy, happy heart. That’s why we make food with added plant stanols that has been shown to lower cholesterol*. We all know that the road to a happy heart is not just about diet, it is about making positive changes to your lifestyle. We are delighted to partner with Heart and Stroke Charity Croí for this event. Croí have been doing some fantastic work in communities across Ireland for years, raising awareness, empowering and educating communities and individuals about the importance of a heart healthy lifestyle.’
Annie Costelloe, Head of Patient Community Engagement at Croí, said: ‘We are very excited to partner with Benecol for this event and to meet with the people of Roundwood to chat about all things heart health! Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death and disability in Ireland today but the good news is that 80% is preventable. By proactively managing risk factors like cholesterol and blood pressure levels, as well as by being physically active and maintaining a healthy balanced diet, there is lots that we can do to prevent heart disease and stroke. If you would like to learn more about how you can look after your heart health, be sure to drop by the Parish Centre in Roundwood, on Aug 17th for a chat with the Croí Health Team!”