The electronics company in Leeds, Premier Farnell, have had an association with Take Heart for some time and they have been exceptionally generous in providing items for our Christmas Raffle, helping to make it one of the events which raises most money for the charity.I was delighted therefore to meet Dave Beck, VC and Project Manager of Premier Farnell and Lisa Starbrook, warehouse operative. They handed over two cheques to the value of £2472.00. This super amount was raised because the company has nominated Take Heart as their charity for the current period and staff got together to do a sponsored walk around Harewood House grounds, organised charity raffles and arranged many other events. Their efforts were rewarded by another amount donated directly by the company. Dave told me that when they were doing the sponsored walk which should have been five miles, they got lost in the grounds and finished up walking for eleven miles. It cost him a drink for each exhausted walker (pictured below.)The amount raised is the largest the staff have ever raised for a charity and we are really grateful for their efforts. The money raised will go a long way to continue our work which helps to make the Yorkshire Heart Centre the Centre of Excellence which it undoubtedly is.Bill StevensonTrustee and IT Manager.
Left to right: Dave Beck, Lisa Starbrook and Bill Stevensonclick to enlarge