No surprise that they’re so highly motivated given the benefits across Wales for anyone who, or may at some point in the future, suffer from a life-threatening heart ailment. Funds will go towards paying for defibs, training, screening and support for a myriad heart conditions across Wales.

Cripes. The team at Welsh Hearts have been burning the midnight oil arranging a swathe of events to raise money for the cause over the coming months.

ALL HEART!

Events planned include Flamenco Night, 11th Nov at Llandaff Institute, Cardiff; Ladies Christmas Shopping and Pamper Evening, Llanishen Golf Club, Cardiff 23rd Nov; Rhondda’s Christmas Market Rhondda Sports Centre, Ystrad Rhondda, 25th Nov; Aberystwyth Festive Lunch, Llety Parc Hotel, Aberystwyth; The Ten Tenors at

Christmas, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, 1st Dec; Cardiff Santa and Elf Dash 2017, Roald Dahl Plass, Cardiff, 3rd Dec; Light up a Heart Christmas Carol Concert, St. Catherine’s Church, Pontypridd, 8th Dec; Rhondda Festive Fun Run, Gelligaled Park, Rhondda, 10th Dec; Christmas on Broadway, Cardiff City Hall, Cardiff, 15th Dec.

It’s difficult to pick a stand out event but for sheer fun and by virtue of being Welsh Hearts’ single biggest event our vote goes to the Santa and Elf Dash in Cardiff Bay on 3rd December.  Hundreds, if not thousands, of people from all walks of life, having a tremendous amount of fun on a fund-raising run dressed as Santa or his little helper and with one purpose in mind - saving Welsh lives. If you want to register or would like more info on any of Welsh Hearts’ activities go to www.welshhearts.org