SPEEDY Hire has donated £25,000 to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), forming a partnership for its ‘Spotlight On’ campaign, to raise awareness of hidden heart conditions.
Colleagues across the business have been sharing stories of their surprise that they had personally experienced mistaking a heart attack diagnosis with less serious medical symptoms. These stories prompted Speedy to build on the work it already undertakes with the charity and help boost awareness of the ‘Spotlight On’ campaign.
Speedy Hire first formed its partnership with the BHF to co-inside with the company’s installation of life-saving defibrillators in every one of the firm’s locations across the UK in July 2021. As part of the partnership, Speedy employees will be running the Manchester Half Marathon on Sunday 15th of October 2023 and the London Marathon on the 21st of April 2024 to raise money.
Sam Westran, chair of Speedy Hire’s communities committee, said, “I am delighted that British Heart Foundation is one of our charity partners, and thankful that Speedy Hire can donate £25,000 to their lifesaving research. Our Speedy Hire colleagues are like a family and having several people across our business who have personally been impacted by heart issues we’re delighted to be able to support the charity’s Spotlight On campaign, which is helping to raise awareness of hidden heart conditions as well as help to raise vital funds for the lifesaving research.”
BHF fundraising manager Nicole Quirk added, “We’re thrilled that Speedy Hire chose BHF to be one of their charity partners and for their generous donation. Hidden heart conditions often go undiagnosed for too long, until something goes wrong or it’s too late. Speedy Hire’s donation will help fund ground-breaking research, enabling us to get a step closer to breakthroughs that that could help save and improve millions of lives and outsmart heart disease for good.”
To find out more about BHF’s Spotlight On campaign, visit: spotlighton.bhf.org.uk/