New partnership aims to help beat heart disease
The JM Group, one of the premier and long term IT recruiters within the industry, has announced that the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has been elected as their Charity of the Year 2010/11. The JM Group will aim to raise thousands of pounds through staff fundraising and events over the next year.
This is the first time The JM Group has entered into a national charity fundraising relationship which aims towards a common goal; beating heart disease together.
Alan Bawden, Operations Director, at The JM Group said; “This partnership is a fantastic opportunity to raise vital funds for the BHF but it will also give The JM Group employees the opportunity to learn more about their own heart health and how to lead a healthy lifestyle through the education campaigns run by the British Heart Foundation. Heart disease touches the lives of many people and we are delighted to be able to offer our support. It is also fitting that both BHF and The JM Group are celebrating milestone anniversaries next year with JM celebrating their 30th year and BHF their 50th anniversary.”
The relationship which launched this month will involve 6 employees taking part in the Virgin London Marathon in April which will raise around £12,000 for the charity. There will also be office fundraising events, initiatives and activities where all employees from the JM Group can get involved including ‘Wear Red Day’ for National Heart Month and a staff ‘Heart Health Pub Quiz amongst other activities.
Paul Charge, Community Partnerships Manager at the British Heart Foundation said: “We are delighted to have the support of staff at the JM Group. It’s great to see that so many employees have already taken the charity to heart and are looking forward to helping raise much needed funds for us during the partnership.
“This fundraising relationship will play an important role in raising awareness of heart disease and emphasizing the benefits of leading a healthier lifestyle.”
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