Mabey Hire has joined the fight against heart disease by holding a Wear it Red day and raising funds their own way to help support the British Heart Foundation's (BHF) life saving research.
Mabey Hire, a leading temporary works specialist, which has headquarters in Dewsbury and locations across the UK, invited colleagues to incorporate red into their outfit and donate money to the BHF. The head office team also held a sweepstake and the winner, receptionist Elaine Berry, donated her prize straight to the BHF. Altogether, they raised £265.
Heart and circulatory disease is responsible for around 155,000 UK deaths each year - around one every three minutes.
Through the public's generosity, the BHF will fund half a billion pounds of new research over the next five years which will be central to discovering vital treatments for people living with heart and circulatory conditions.
That's why BHF urgently needs more people to organise their own unique fundraising events like Mabey Hire and join their Raise Funds Your Way campaign to help fund new research.
Julie Martin, Internal Communications Manager at Mabey Hire, said: "We wanted to get involved to help promote the importance of looking after your heart and support the charity in their great work. We hope the money raised for the BHF will help them to fund the research that is so urgently needed to fight heart disease. It's been incredibly easy to co-ordinate, and great fun to organise."
Last year, the public raised an incredible £143 million for the BHF's life saving research.
From zumbathons and treasure hunts, to bake sales and quizzes, whichever way you choose to fundraise you can help make a difference to millions.
Sue Green, BHF Fundraising Manager for West Yorkshire, said: "We never cease to be amazed by the extraordinary ways people like Mabey Hire fundraise for the BHF. Every contribution, big or small, plays a crucial part in every breakthrough we make so we are incredibly grateful for their support. But we urgently need more people to join our fight for every heartbeat and help power our life saving research. That's why we're calling on everyone across the UK to Raise Funds Your Way to help support our vital work."
For more information about Raise Funds Your Way and to download a free fundraising pack, visit www.bhf.org.uk/yourway