September 28th, 2016

Bromsgrove gym staff wear red to raise funds for heart cause

Bromsgrove gym staff wear red to raise funds for heart cause Bromsgrove gym staff wear red to raise funds for heart cause
Staff at David Lloyd Leisure raised more than £1,000 for The British Heart Foundation during their fund-raising events.
Updated: 3:37 pm, Feb 19, 2016

GENEROUS staff at a Bromsgrove gym has joined the fight against heart disease by wearing red and holding an open day for charity.

David Lloyd Leisure held events to support the British Heart Foundation’s Wear It. Beat It. campaign, raising an impressive £1,076 towards the charity’s life-saving research.

The staff held a 12-hour bike marathon in the reception, along with a teddy bear’s picnic, raffle, cake sale and children’s activities.

General manager Stuart Cashmore, said they were pleased to have raised more than £1,000 to help the BHF because it did such great work, funding urgently needed research in the fight against heart disease.

“It was very rewarding, and was great fun for all involved.”

BHF is the club’s national charity partner and the gym aims to raise £200,000 to help the fight against the disease responsible for 155,000 deaths in the UK every year.

James Hails, The BHF’s head of corporate partners, said the charity was incredibly grateful for David Lloyd Leisure’s efforts.

“Our life-saving research is powered by the enormous generosity of our supporters.

“Every pound raised will help us change the lives of millions living with heart and circulatory conditions.”

For more information visit www.bhf.org.uk/red.

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