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Beth Tweddle MBE

Britain's Greatest ever Female Gymnast

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15 July 2015Beth supports British Heart Foundation events in schools

Liverpool’s most successful gymnast Beth Tweddle is supporting the British Heart Foundation to help promote heart healthy lifestyles in schools.

The triple gold medallist is highlighting the importance of physical activity and heart health in young people.

Beth led practical workshops for pupils and emphasised the benefits of BHF events Jump Rope For Heart and Ultimate Dodgeball in promoting healthy exercise.

The former Olympic gymnast said: “It’s fantastic for students to take part in physical activity that is fun, rewarding and heart healthy.

“By signing up to a BHF skipping or dodgeball event pupils can enjoy some healthy exercise, raise money for their school, and help power life saving research into heart disease.”

Former Dancing On Ice champion Beth joined in King’s Junior School’s awards ceremony to present the young champions in Chester with their sporting prizes.

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Beth Tweddle leads an Ultimate Dodgeball class in support of the British Heart Foundation

The initiatives, organised by the BHF, promote the importance of maintaining a healthy heart through regular exercise while raising funds for the BHF’s vital research to prevent, treat and try to cure heart disease.

These schemes also allows schools and youth groups to keep 20% of the money they have raised, which they can put towards new equipment and resources to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Beck Bayram, BHF events project manager, said: “It is fantastic to see such enthusiasm. We really want to encourage as many schools as possible to get involved in our sporting initiatives.

“Jump Rope For Heart and Ultimate Dodgeball are a great and fun way to get kids involved in energetic, heart healthy exercise, whilst raising funds for the school and the BHF.

“The money raised will help the BHF continue to fund new breakthroughs in the fight against heart disease.”

The BHF is urging schools, youth groups and nurseries to get heart healthy by signing up and taking part in one of its popular physical activity initiatives: Jump Rope For Heart and Ultimate Dodgeball.

Source: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/liverpool-olympic-gymnast-beth-tweddle-9660279