Businesses ‘Ramp up the Red’ for charity

Julie, Charlotte, Tom, Leigh, James and Anna from RM English in Pocklington.
Julie, Charlotte, Tom, Leigh, James and Anna from RM English in Pocklington.

Charitable staff from two local businesses have been ‘ramping up’ the fight against heart disease by supporting the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Estate agents R M English held a cake stall at their Pocklington and Market Weighton offices and had a red dress code. They raised £85 for the British Heart Foundation’s Ramp up the Red campaign.

Staff at Asda in Market Weighton also showed their support for the charity’s campaign to fight heart disease by dressing up in red clothing and accepting donations. They raised £80 for the cause.

Leigh Lockwood, R M English office manager, said: “We got involved because we feel that most people have friends or family that have been affected by coronary illness of some degree, and the British Heart Foundation make a big difference to the local community.

“We are proud to have raised funds for the BHF and to have helped continue to fund the vital research needed to fight heart disease.”

Sharon Oakley, BHF fundraising manager for North and East Yorkshire, said “A huge thank you to R M English and their staff for their awe-inspiring fundraising efforts.

A spokesperson for Asda in Market Weighton explained: “ASDA is proud to be supporting such a worthwhile and vital cause. As well as raising vital funds for the British Heart Foundation we hope to raise awareness in our local communities, and educate people about heart health.”

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