VOLUNTEERS are needed to join the fight against heart disease in Oxfordshire.

The Wychwood branch of the British Heart Foundation has called on people to join thousands of others in a daily fight against heart and circulatory disease which kills hundreds every year.

The group is particularly looking for a collection tin coordinator, memorial secretary or community speaker.

As the community face of the BHF, local groups run fundraising events, support collection drives and speak to schools about the organisation's research.

Lorna Murchie, BHF Fundraising Manager for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, said: "Heart disease is heartless.

"Too many lives are lost in Wychwood each year, and we’re determined to do everything we can to protect more families from this devastation.

"By joining this community volunteer group you can help us fund the research that’s so desperately needed to bring us closer to beating heart disease.

"Together we can save more lives, and it’s a fantastic way to meet new people and make a real difference in your community.”

For more information contact Ms Murchie on murchiel@nhf.org.uk.