Tesco backs Leighton author during National Cholesterol Month

Tony Drury during a visit to Cedars Upper
Tony Drury during a visit to Cedars Upper
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City Fiction, the publishers of Leighton author Tony Drury’s romantic thrillers, has announced that the town’s Tesco branch is supporting two fundraising events for HEART UK – The Cholesterol Charity as part of National Cholesterol Month in October.

Tony, an author of five novels, is an ambassador for the charity. He has produced several short stories where the proceeds of sales go to HEART UK.

His latest booklet is a collection of poems, Mark’s Choice, which has been written by Mark Niel, the Poet Laureate of Milton Keynes (click here for an MP3 of Mark performing).

On Saturday, October 4, Tony will be in store between 10am and 3pm, with a representative from HEART UK, giving out leaflets/information on lowering cholesterol. There will be an opportunity to purchase his novels, as well as the charity booklets and have them signed.

Tony will be in store again on Friday, October 17 (10am-3pm) where we will be offering some free healthy eating taster samples. HEART UK will be on hand to answer any questions.

Tesco customer experience manager, Emma Brandon, said: “We are thrilled to be supporting a local author and this charity. My role within Tesco as customer experience manager is to help find ways we can play a bigger role in our community. If you feel that I can help you on behalf of Tesco, please contact me on emma.brandon@uk.tesco.com”

National Cholesterol Month aims to raise awareness of the dangers of high cholesterol, which affects six in 10 adults across the UK.

HEART UK Chief Executive Jules Payne said: “HEART UK’s National Cholesterol Month gives us the opportunity to do even more to help the thousands of people across the UK with raised cholesterol, which can affect people of all ages and all shapes and sizes.

“We’re delighted that City Fiction is taking such an active role in helping is to raise funds and awareness during National Cholesterol Month, which will help us to provide support for patients and their families across the UK.”

Six in 10 adults in the UK have raised cholesterol. Over 120,000 people in Britain have a form of inherited high cholesterol called Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) which can cause premature death as those as young as 30 – and only 15% of those with the condition are known.