Big-hearted staff raise over £6000 for the BHF

Release Date: 07-Feb-2017

Staff from KNH have raised more than £6000 for their charity partner, the British Heart Foundation, in the past 12 months.
Some of our fantastic fundraisers

Some of our fantastic fundraisers

Our sponsored cycle ride raised over £2000, £1200 of which came from tenants in our retirement living schemes

Our sponsored cycle ride raised over £2000, £1200 of which came from tenants in our retirement living schemes

Around 7 million people are currently living with cardiovascular disease in the UK and the funds raised by KNH will help support the BHF’s research into preventing and treating these devastating conditions.

Staff from across the company, which manages council housing in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, got involved by helping to organise, participate in and sponsor a number of events, including a 50 mile bike ride around Kirklees, the Great North run, bowling and rounders matches.

The less-athletically inclined did their bit too, with Christmas jumpers, cake sales, fayres, fuddles, raffles and quizzes.
Residents from several retirement living schemes also played a major role in the fundraising, raising over £1200 through sponsorship, raffles, bingo and the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.

Julie Woodfine from KNH, who put forward the British Heart Foundation as KNH’s nominated charity in 2016 said: “When I lost my dad suddenly to heart disease, I was devastated and really felt the need to do something to raise awareness as well as raise some money for a cause that supports life-saving research. I am overwhelmed by the support of all my colleagues. The amount raised is amazing and I’m very proud of everyone.”

KNH Chief Executive Liz Cook, said: “Our staff have done a fantastic job of supporting our chosen charity during the year, donating their time, effort and money to help make a difference.

“Sadly, too many of our staff have experienced first-hand the devastating impact that heart disease has on families. The British Heart Foundation provide research that’s transformed the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. I’m therefore very proud that we’ve been able to support the life-enchancing work they do every day.”

Sue Green Fundraising Manager at the BHF, added: “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped make our partnership with KNH such a success. Heart disease is an urgent problem. Too many lives are lost to heart and circulatory conditions each year, and the money raised from this partnership will play a crucial role in helping us find new ways to help keep more hearts beating”
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