The Big Red Heart Appeal

As February is Heart Awareness Month, businesses, schools and communities are being asked to 'go red' for our Big Red Heart Appeal on February 26th by holding their own red events and activities during the month.

Communities, schools and employees will wear red or hold red events and iconic buildings will go red to raise awareness and funds to support the Calon.

Donations raised from The Big Red Heart Appeal will help Calon hold heart screening sessions for 8 to 45-year-olds. 

How to get Involved

Have fun by going red and raising donations for Calon. Whether you hold a red-themed event or simply wear something red to work, there are plenty of fun ways to get involved…

-       Red face painting

-       Sit in a bath of red custard

-       Wear red to work / school 

-       Sell red cakes - be as creative as you like with decorating them!

-       Hold a red themed challenge*

-       Get creative with red/heart themed arts and crafts and sell your creations

-       Decorate or light up your building red

-       Wear red lipstick/nails

-       Host a local red walk*


February 26th is the official Big Red Heart Appeal day but you can fundraise for Calon anytime during February! What will you do to support the campaign?

However you choose to 'go red' or see others taking part in the campaign, it should be a reminder to help Calon save many more lives!

*Please ensure you stick to government guidelines when going red this February!


Please share our campaign on social media to help spread the word and save lives in Wales! #BigRedHeartAppeal