Jimmy recognised for his tireless fundraising efforts

Jimmy Walker and Gary Wilson. INBM26-14 S
Jimmy Walker and Gary Wilson. INBM26-14 S

Ballymoney man, Jimmy Walker, has been recognised by the Institute of Fundraising locally for his outstanding support for British Heart Foundation (BHF) Northern Ireland.

Jimmy has been volunteering for BHF Northern Ireland for five and half years, raising over £40,000 for life-saving research into coronary heart disease.

Jimmy suffered a heart attack on Christmas Day in 2001 and since 2009, Jimmy has tirelessly worked to raise funds for BHF Northern Ireland by securing new events, supporters and opportunities for the heart charity.

Jimmy formed the Coleraine Fundraising Group in 2013, which has already raised over £3,000. He has also organised The North Coast Ford Car Fair for the past five years which has been a huge success and raised over £5,000.

Jimmy says: “BHF are a great charity to volunteer with and I look forward to the fundraising we will do in future. I’d like to thank all involved in getting me here. I was nominated for the work I’ve done but my wife Helen and other branch members have also contributed a great deal as well.”