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New survey reveales the stresses of modern day living 

12 May New survey reveales the stresses of modern day living 

The average family in the East of England spend less quality time together with their loved ones according to new statistics released by the British Heart Foundation for its Wear it. Beat it. fundraising campaign.

A new survey by the BHF has revealed the stresses of modern day living are putting a considerable strain on family life.

One in ten people from the East said the last time they spent quality time with their family was over a year ago, or not at all.

Almost a third of parents in the East said they leave the house at least once a week without seeing their children. One in three of the region’s parents also said they’re so busy that in an average day they often don’t spend any time whatsoever with their children, and many had missed an important occasion because of it.

Two in five of those polled from the East said they feel guilty that they don’t spend enough time with their loved ones. The BHF is encouraging families to get together on Friday 9 June for the charity’s annual wear red day.

By donning your favourite red garments and organising a red fundraising event, you can help support life saving research in the fight against heart disease. Sign up at

Donna Spriggs Elliott, Head of Community Fundraising at the British Heart Foundation, said: “It’s clear that our busy modern day lifestyles, and the stresses of the daily grind, are keeping us from spending time with our families.

“Heart disease devastates the lives of millions of people across the UK, often without warning, so finding a way to break away from our normal routines to spend time together is important and our Wear it. Beat it. day is the perfect opportunity.

Fancy getting involved ?

Sign up to Wear it. Beat it. at or call 0300 330 0645 and get your free fundraising pack full of fun ideas about how to get involved.