Stonegate fundraises for British Heart Foundation
Stonegate has announced a British Heart Foundation fundraising initiative across its managed estate.
Stonegate Group has announced a six-month fundraising initiative across its managed estate in support of the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
To mark the BHF’s 60th birthday, over 800 managed pub teams at Stonegate will spend the next six months taking part in various fundraising activities in order to help raise life-saving funds for the UK’s leading heart charity.
Pub managers have been tasked with coming up with imaginative and creative ways of raising money for the charity as well as encouraging their customers to get involved.
Already pubs have begun fundraising, with Adrian Diggory, general manager of The Anglers, Walton-on-Thames; Luke Jones, area manager of Stonegate Group; and Matt Samler, general manager of the Crown, Egham completing a 75km paddle board down the River Thames raising over £5,000.
Why the BHF?
When the BHF was founded in 1961, seven out of 10 heart attacks were fatal. Now, at least seven out of 10 people survive. Money raised will go towards helping the BHF continue to fund medical breakthroughs which help the 7.6m people in the UK living with heart and circulatory diseases.
"Many of our teams and their customers have had to call on the British Heart Foundation, so it’s a charity that they are committed to raising money for," says Helen Charlesworth, managing director of Stonegate Group. “It has been a challenging year for everyone and I would like to thank all our customers for their continued support. We are looking forward to a summer, autumn and winter full of events for our customers to enjoy and for us to all rally around.”