Sainsbury's staff support the British Heart Foundation. Picture: Tony Jones

Supporters of the British Heart Foundation’s heart awareness month were seeing red on Friday.

The foundation encouraged people to wear red and take part in a variety of activities for the Wear It, Beat It campaign.

These included a King’s Lynn town walk of almost three miles which started from the library and ended at the BHF furniture and electrical store in the High Street.

It was organised in partnership with Norfolk County Council’s Hearty Lives and health trainer Sandy Thorpe.

The supporters teamed-up with walkers led by Jackie Squires, co-ordinator of West Norfolk Council’s Fit Together series of health walks.

The BHF store had displays about how to look after your heart by making small changes and staff at the town’s Santander bank branch held a cycle marathon on an exercise bike.

BHF store manager Karen Samain said: “We all enjoy these events. It brings the community together and gets an important message across.

“Heart disease is one of the UK’s biggest killers but you can look after your heart and reduce the risk with just a few small changes.”

Staff at Sainsbury’s in King’s Lynn town centre did their bit to raise awareness by wearing red for the day and handing-out leaflets.

The team set out its stall complete with balloons in the main foyer, handing out leaflets and collecting for the charity.

Jayne Dix, the store’s PR ambassador, said they managed to raise £65 for the BHF on the day.

“We always like to support local causes and the money we collected will be used in the community,” she added.

Staff and residents at Goodwins Hall care home in Lynn raised more than £220 when they held their own Wear it Red day.

Fundraising activities included games and a tea shop with homemade cakes.

Lynda Barber, the activities coordinator, also completed a two-hour sponsored walk around the grounds of the home, in Goodwins Road to raise some extra cash.