The British Heart Foundation calls on people to make their mark on the Heart of Steel

26th November 2018

Following its unveiling at Meadowhall earlier this year, the Heart of Steel sculpture has already seen over 3,600 people donate £20 or more, to have their name or the name of a loved one engraved.

The unique project gives supporters the chance to be a part of history and to support the British Heart Foundation to help people suffering from heart and circulatory disease. Standing at 2.4 metres high, the Heart of Steel has around 150,000 spaces for names to be engraved. The impressive heart, created by local steelworker turned sculptor Steve Mehdi, and funded with support from Yorkshire businesses, is currently on display at Meadowhall shopping centre. Nicola Jones, Fundraising Manager at the BHF, said: -Heart and circulatory disease devastates the lives of millions of families in Yorkshire and all over the UK. "The Heart of Steel is a fantastic way to contribute to the BHF's live saving research, whilst paying tribute to your loved ones. Steve Mehdi added: -I have been deeply touched by the people who have donated to this project so far and the stories they have shared. "My thanks goes to the companies that have provided support, the British Heart Foundation for their tremendous vision, and the tireless effort of countless people who have made the Heart of Steel what it is today. Darren Pearce, Centre Director for Meadowhall, said: -The Heart of Steel is an incredibly moving monument and its emotional value will only increase as the names of those we cherish, admire and remember make their mark. "As a company that's operated at the heart of Sheffield for almost 30 years, it's truly an honour to host it here in our mall. People can leave a lasting legacy by making a declaration to beat heartbreak forever or a touching tribute to parents, grandparents, siblings or best friends online by visiting bhf.org.uk/heartofsteel.    

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