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Forest of Hearts Fete

2017 Calendar of events

Run for Heart Research UK in the Midlands and help hearts near you. Take part in the Derby 10K,  the Great Birmingham 10K, the Great Midlands Fun Run, the Great Birmingham Run Half Marathon, or hold your own running event, in aid of Heart Research UK in the Midlands and all funds raised near you will be used to help hearts near you.  We will give you fundraising support including running vests/T-shirts, sponsorship forms, help with publicity and some handy hints on training and nutrition.  Email midlands@heartresearch.org.uk to let us know about your event and we'll be in touch to give you our support.


  • Saturday 5 - DS Smith Healthy Heart Cup Tournament - For the 3rd year running, teams from DS Smith sites all around the country will battle it out to become the winners of the DS Smith/HRUK Healthy Heart Cup in a 6 a side football tournament.  Along with supporting your chosen team,  there will be plenty to do for all the family on the day including face painting, balloons, bouncy castle, hot food, cake sale,raffle and more. Wirral Industrial Division will be this year’s hosts and the event is taking place at: Whitby Sports and Social Club, Dunkirk Ln, Chester Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 6QF. All proceeds will go to Heart Research UK.


  • Sunday 17 - Forest of Hearts Fete, Riverside - Back by popular demand, once again the Forest of Hearts fete at Riverside in Stratford will be raising joint funds for Heart Research UK in the Midlands, Forest of Hearts, and the charity Goodwill and Growth for Africa (GAGA). The event will have a “well-being” theme as well as traditional fun and games including a Dog Show, Hoola Hooping competitions and more. There will also be craft, plant and food and drink stalls and music.

Entry fee is £3 for adults, children under 14 free – and free parking. If you are interested in being a stall holder at the event, please contact HRUK on 0121 454 1799 for more details. Visitors can also take part in a raffle to win seven nights holiday accommodation for four people to Pernera in Cyprus donated by Blue Spice Resort. 1.30pm at Riverside, Tiddington Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Warwickshire, CV37 7AB​ 


  • Sunday 15 October- Birmingham International Marathon & Birmingham Half Marathon - Challenge yourself and raise money for a great cause by running in aid of Heart Research UK in the Midlands. Whether you're a new runner or you've got hundreds of miles under your belt, be a part of history and take part in the inaugural run of the newly formed  26.2-mile Great Run British Marathon Series. The event will start at Alexander stadium and taking in a number of the city’s most iconic landmarks before finishing in the city centre. Click here to enter online: https://entry.enteronline.org/login   If a full marathon is not for you, but you still like a challenge, why not sign up for the Birmingham Half Marathon instead https://entry.enteronline.org/login


To register your interest or speak to us about how you can get involved contact us on the details below:

Heart Research UK in the Midlands, 413 Newland House, 137-139 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 8UA. Tel: 0121 454 1799 email: Midlands@heartresearch.org.uk