SR Timber kicks off charity fundraising

Sep 18, 2018 Off Comments in British Heart Foundation, General News by
SR Timber kicks off charity fundraising

Hot on the heels of announcing SR Timber’s partnership with the British Heart Foundation, we can now unveil details of the first event that we’re involved with to help to raise funds for the charity that is close to all our hearts

We’re thinking big, and we’re also thinking local – so our first event is one close to our HQ in North Nottinghamshire. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Teversal Football Club in celebration of their centenary year to host a community event on Sunday 28th October.

In an event we’re affectionately calling Entertain ‘Em, Feed ‘Em and Scare ‘Em, the club will host a five-a-side tournament in the afternoon where people of all ages can get involved by entering teams and playing against each other. There’ll be plenty to eat and drink for spectators: there’ll be a hog roast and the bar at the club will be open.

And – because Sunday 28th October officially marks the end of British summer time, so it’ll start going dark in the later afternoon – it’s perfect timing for a firework display and ghost walk around the local area.

Money for the British Heart Foundation will be raised through a small entrance fee to the event and the hog roast. The British Heart Foundation will also have a donation box for those who wish to donate further.

Steve Hill from SR Timber, who holds the role of the company’s Heart Monitor (to coordinate our fundraising activities for the charity, which holds poignant significance for staff), has high hopes that the event will be a big success.

“The event coincides with the 100th anniversary of the football club, so it’s a great way to galvanise local community support to kick off raising money for the British Heart Foundation and a great platform to raise awareness about heart health,” said Steve.

“The football tournament reminds us of the benefits of exercise, and checking heart rates after the ghost walk is a humorous way of making a serious point about simple but regular heart checks.

“We’re all really excited about the event because statistics from the British Heart Foundation suggest that there are 25,500 local people (in Mansfield and Ashfield) living with cardiovascular disease – which leads to 570 deaths per year. This is a stark reminder of just how widespread heart disease is and how it can affect so many people.”

More details of the event will be posted on our Twitter feed @sr_timber_ in the run-up to the event.