Boost For British Heart Foundation As DHU Raises 1k

On Monday the 24th June DHU Health Care presented the British Heart Foundation with a cheque for £1206.

The money was raised in February when a team of six from DHU Health Care joined twenty-three teams to compete in the Cyclone 24 relay challenge at Derby Arena’s velodrome for charity.

Paula Scaife, a fundraiser from the BHF, joined Peter Miles, Rob Haines, Heidi Stevens, Rob Corke and Simon Harris from DHU Health Care in Leicester for the handover of the cheque at the DHU LLR office at Fosse House.

(l-r) Paula Scaife, Peter Miles, Rob Haines, Heidi Stevens, Rob Corke and Simon Harris

The physically and mentally demanding challenge, saw the DHU team trying to staying awake, battle exhaustion and push their bodies to the limit in order to make it across the finish line. The DHU Health Care team together completed an incredible 3246 laps, covering a total of 811.300 kms, which is a staggering 503 miles.

Rob Haines (Ops LLR Urgent Care) said: “It was a pleasure to meet Paula at our office and officially hand over the money we raised completing the Cyclone 24 Challenge. The BHF does some incredible work towards support and research for patients with heart conditions. We were delighted to raise money on their behalf, and extremely grateful to all our friends, family and supporters that have helped us achieve such a fantastic total.”

The DHU team included six riders from all parts of the company including Rob Corke (Driver), Peter Miles (Driver Trainer Derbyshire Urgent Care), Heidi Stevens (Transport manager LLR Urgent Care), Simon Harris (MD LLR Urgent Care), Lisa Wallis (HRD DHU) and Rob Haines (Ops LLR Urgent Care) many of whom had never used the velodrome prior to training for the event.

The BHF funds over 90 projects in the East Midlands, supporting the 1.2 million people who are living with heart and circulatory disease. You can find out more about what they do here.

Paula Scaife, from the BHF, said: “At the BHF we fund pioneering research into all heart and circulatory disease and the things that cause them – stroke. Vascular dementia. Diabetes. They’re all connected and they’re all under our microscope. We rely on supporters like DHU to continue our work. £1000 could help fund a weeks work for an early career scientist including all their essential scientific equipment, helping us invest in a talented new generation of researchers.”

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