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Saturday, 20 April

Donations In The Bag For British Heart Foundation

Bag It Beat It awaiting collection
The TCFM £5K Challenge especially created logo

TC Facilities Management staff all over the country have been encouraged to fill bags with unwanted items - which can be sold in BHF stores to raise funds for cardiovascular disease research.

TC Facilities Management (TCFM) also work in for British Heart Foundation (BHF). The FM contractor have created a national charity partnership to help BHF achieve thier aim of beating heartbreak forever. The partnership commenced in October and has set its sights on raising £5,000 of funds for the charity that conducts ground-breaking research in to heart and circulatory diseases and their causes.

Heart and circulatory diseases kill 1 in 4 people in the UK, causing heartbreak in every street. Fiona Ellingham, from TCFM has had a number of family members affected by heart conditions including a niece who required a heart transplant aged just 5 and a brother now able to maintain a stable heart rhythm to keep him alive thanks to a special pacemaker.

“Speaking with colleagues, it became very apparent that I was not alone in having family members affected and so the partnership was born," said Ellingham. "In the last 6 weeks colleagues from all over the country have collected more than 50 of the 300 (minimum) bags of items we’re aiming for."

 

Other activities

"We have a number of other activities planned through the year that will not only raise funds for BHF but will also train people in how to do CPR, something which saved my brother’s life over 2 years ago.”

Tony Reed, CEO of TCFM said: “Having helped them (BHF) raise funds for their life saving research through the specialist cleaning services we offer in their furniture and electrical stores, we wanted to be able to do something more - with our whole team getting involved.  It’s been particularly pleasing to see how some of our customers have committed to get involved with us too.

"We’re confident that we will be able to meet our TCFM £5K challenge target for this year and are proud to be playing our part in helping the BHF beat heartbreak forever.”

Pictures: Bag It Beat It awaiting collection and the TCFM £5K Challenge especially created logo.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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