Exol Lubricants has made a donation to the British Heart Foundation, as a result of funds raised from its sales team in its quarterly "weigh in”.
The donation has gone towards a group of friends, Neil Barber, Graham Barnard and Carl Edson, who are taking part in the London to Brighton Bike Ride event this summer. All three have had someone close to them suffer with a heart condition.
Together with Exol’s donation, the team have raised an impressive £1,315 and hope to raise more in the run up to the event.
Exol’s sales and operations teams came up with the idea of hitting the scales once a quarter in order to get fit and donate funds for every pound lost or gained. In a bid to support its staff, Exol has pledged to donate £5 for every pound each member loses, while the employees have pledged to donate £5 for every pound they have gained. So far, the Exol sales team has lost a combined total of 27lbs. Each quarter a charity is nominated to receive the monies raised.
The BHF funds over £100 million of research each year into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them, including heart diseases, stroke, vascular dementia and diabetes.
Heart and circulatory diseases still kill 1 in 4 in the UK and affect millions of families, underlining why BHF’s work is as urgent and vital as ever.
Steve Dunn, Exol Lubricants sales director, added: "We wish Neil, Graham and Carl well in their next challenge in June and we are delighted to support them and the British Heart Foundation.”
Exol is a big supporter of all charity work and its employees regularly get involved in raising money for various causes, such as by participating in charity football matches, fun runs, the Macmillan Coffee Morning, and Jeans for Genes Day.
The fundraising team of Neil Barber, Graham Barnard and Carl Edson are now in training for BHF’s London to Brighton Bike Ride event, taking place on 16 June, when they will be cycling the 54-mile route. If you’d like to find out more or pledge your support, you can visit their JustGiving pages:
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