Donation of £10,000 to British Heart Foundation charity
Every year we ask staff to nominate local charities that stand for causes close to our hearts to receive a charity donation. The British Heart Foundation is the UK’s leading charity that helps fight heart and circulatory diseases. They campaign for change and fund research for cures and treatments.
They were founded in 1961 by a group of medical professionals wanting to fund extra research into the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart and circulatory diseases. The BHF today is just as committed to ending the heartbreak caused by these conditions.
They develop evidence-based policies that will help to inform and influence Government and health service decisions relating to heart and circulatory diseases and research. Their vision is a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases.
Ultimately, the BHF is here to help people live longer and healthier lives.
COVID-19 has cut the charity’s ability to fund new life-saving research in half. With your help, the BHF will be able to fund life-saving research and support for heart patients. This is why donations are even more vital this year of all.
For more information about our chosen charity, visit the British Heart Foundation Website.
Another important cause at this time of the year, Foodbanks
Law Print has decided to carry on supporting another local charity by donating some of the money, that we would normally spend on Christmas gifts to customers, to Chelwood Foodbank Plus.
Chelwood Foodbank Plus supports people throughout Stockport and beyond who are in need of food. Young people, older people, families; they support everyone. People are referred to them by agencies such as the CAB/Stockport Homes/MIND/Social Services, etc. They are always working on various projects, as they seek to address the root causes of poverty and play their part in addressing the issues caused by poverty, low pay and unemployment.
What are foodbanks and why are they important?
Foodbanks have become more and more needed over the last few years. Food is donated by schools, churches, businesses and individuals. The items are non-perishable and in-date, with many people adding an extra item from a food bank shopping list to their own family shop. You may have seen volunteers at a supermarket collection near you when shoppers are asked to buy an extra item or two to help local people in crisis. At the food bank, volunteers sort the food to check it is in date and box it up ready to be handed out. People in need then come along to the banks, usually having been referred there by health workers, doctors or other professionals.
For more information about our chosen FoodBank, visit the Chelwood Foodbank Plus Website.