Posted on 12/02/2016

British Heart Foundation 2016 Fundraiser

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Last Friday, employees at our Head Office in Bardon rallied around to support our Digital Content Manager, Lex, in hosting a charity event for the British Heart Foundation.

The “Wear it. Beat it.” campaign, which was celebrated by over 15,000 people across the UK on 5th February, encouraged participants to wear red and donate £2 to the British Heart Foundation in order to raise money which would go towards funding their important, life-saving research.

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Lex believes colleague support is key to a successful fundraiser.

Having lost her dad to coronary thrombosis when she was just 16, and her would-be mother-in-law to aortic dissection on her birthday last year, Lex was keen to not only support the British Heart Foundation by wearing red, but also by hosting a Reddy, Steady, Bake! sale and sweepstake to raise even more money for the charity.

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The Boardroom never looked as good!

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It's the little details that make a big difference

After making the British Heart Foundation aware of the event and the circumstances which prompted it, Sophie Jardine, an official representative for the charity, asked to visit our Head Office to meet Lex and have NRS Healthcare present a cheque of the total funds raised, which came to a fabulous £213!

Our Marketing Assistant, Sophie Howells, who co-organised the “Wear it. Beat it.” event with Lex, as well as our CEO Jerry Benson, met Miss Jardine to talk about her role at the British Heart Foundation before all 4 came together for a presentation of the cheque.

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£213 raised! (Left-right) Lex, Jerry, Sophie Jardine and Sophie Howells

Miss Jardine also brought 70 newly-designed badges with her, which Lex purchased to use as favours at her wedding in August later this year.

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A glimpse at the newly designed badges from the British Heart Foundation

All in all the fundraiser went spectacularly well and we’re thrilled to have been so closely involved with such a worthy charity like the British Heart Foundation. We can’t wait to hear how much the grand total of “Wear it. Beat it.” comes to!

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