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Staff wear it red for heart charity

Staff raise funds for Wear Red Day

Scores of Incommunities’ workers turned up for work on Friday (7th February) in red to show their support for the vital work of the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund in Leeds.

Collections at the housing group’s bases raised £280 for the Fund’s Wear Red Day (7th February).

The sum was boosted by £100 raised by kind residents and staff at Farish House retirement living scheme in Keighley following a bun sale and raffle.

The donation will go towards helping fund new equipment, resources, training and research to help both children and young adults with Congenital Heart Disease across Yorkshire. It will also help provide support for their families.

Geraldine Howley, Incommunities’ Group Chief Executive, said: "Staff have really pulled out all the stops to support Wear Red Day and the life saving work of the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund.

"Seeing so many staff come to work in every tone of red has really brightened the day and shows again the wonderful generosity shown by colleagues right across the business to support local causes.

"We are very proud to support the unit’s life changing work caring for both children and their families.

Sharon Milner, Chief Executive of the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, said: "We are delighted to hear news of the fabulous donations raised by Incommunities."

"With nearly 1 in 100 babies in the UK born with a congenital heart defect, we owe a huge thank you to everyone who has got behind Wear Red Day for these young heart patients."

 

Staff raise funds for Wear Red Day

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