THE British Heart Foundation is urging Dorset residents to pen a message of love to their nearest and dearest this January, by purchasing one of its Love Notes in time for Valentine’s Day.

From a Shakespearean style sonnet to a simple emoji, people can head into one of the BHF’s clothing shops and pick up a love note for £1 (small) or £2 (large) before writing a heartfelt note to a loved one. The messages will then be displayed in the store window until February 15.

While some may want to declare their undying love to their partner or someone they’ve got their eye on, others might choose to remember loved ones they’ve lost. Customers can also take a picture with their Love Note and share it with the BHF on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – using the hashtag #BHFLoveNote.

More than 650,000 people in the south west are living with heart and circulatory conditions, including those who have survived heart attacks and strokes. All money raised from the sales of Love Notes will go towards the BHF’s research into heart and circulatory disease.

Last year the British Heart Foundation’s Love Notes campaign broke a world record for the longest chain of paper hearts – with a total of 17,938 notes.

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