Barclays donates almost £6,000 to Heartbeat

Barclays staff members  Jon Sear, branch Mmanager Chris Nelson, Shirley Murrell and Chris Berends Sheriff donated nearly 6,000 to Heartbeat
Barclays staff members Jon Sear, branch Mmanager Chris Nelson, Shirley Murrell and Chris Berends Sheriff donated nearly 6,000 to Heartbeat
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A heart charity is celebrating the fantastic fund-raising efforts of staff from Barclays in Preston.

Barclays have been supporting Heartbeat as one of their chosen charities and in 2016 they have raised nearly £6,000 for the heart charity.

Chris Nelson, branch manager from Barclays, said: “The staff from Barclays Preston are proud to be able to support Heartbeat.

“It’s been great for the local branch team to get involved with charity work throughout 2016 and we are fully aware and appreciative of the support and services Heartbeat offer to help heart patients and those at risk of developing heart disease across Lancashire.”

Each week Heartbeat supports nearly 800 local people with cardiac rehabilitation sessions in Preston and the surrounding areas which currently costs nearly £1 million per year, all of which needs to come from voluntary donations.

Michelle Hunt, fund-raising manager, said: “Heartbeat is 100 per cent reliant on voluntary donations, and local support like that from Barclays is so important to us.

“It has been great to work with the Barclays team who have been fantastic at fund-raising and getting involved with Heartbeat events throughout the year. Their support and generosity will go a long way in helping hundreds of local people, affected by, and at high risk of heart disease.”

For a previous story on Heartbeat click here http://www.lep.co.uk/your-lancashire/preston/february-is-heart-awareness-month-1-8375488