Keilor Downs resident will door-knock this week to raise money for life saving research

Joseph Sammut is a doorknocker for the Big Heart Appeal. Picture Shawn Smits.

Joseph Sammut has donated to the National Heart Foundation for a number of years now.

So when the foundation called three years ago to ask him whether he would consider volunteering as a door-knocker in his local area to raise money for its September appeal, he was hesitant, but took up the challenge.

“I thought I’d give it a go, and I’ve just kept going,” he said.

The retiree from Keilor Downs will be doing the rounds in his area this week to raise money for the foundation’s Big Heart Appeal.

The fundraising drive is designed to help fund research into sudden cardiac death.

Mr Sammut will be one of 65,000 volunteers who will collectively try and raise more than $2.5 million for the potentially life-saving research.

You can help by volunteering or donating generously to the Big Heart Appeal.