8th September, 2011 - Posted by admin - Comments Off
Bizspace staff help to raise money in aid of The Stroke Association.
Employees and management of Bizspace business centres across the Midlands are taking part in a wide range of sporting events to help raise more than £3,000 for the company’s chosen charity, The Stroke Association.
“Team members will be taking part in sponsored activities such as walking, running, cycling, swimming and rowing during September,” comments Emma Long, Bizspace’s operations director. “This is national fundraising campaign with all 110 nationwide Bizspace centres taking part each region is highly spirited and we hope that competitive spirit translates into substantial funds raised for The Stroke Association.
“The Stroke Association is the only UK-wide charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages and as well as being the third leading cause of death in the UK, sadly a stroke can be truly devastating for those who survive, leaving a risk of severe disability.
“The Stroke Association funds research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation, and helps stroke patients and their families directly through its Life After Stroke services. These include information, advice and support, communication support and Life After Stroke grants. So, the work they do is quite remarkable and truly deserves all the support we can give”.
James Beeby, head of corporate partnerships for The Stroke Association said “We are very grateful that the team at Bizspace have made us their chosen charity this year. There are over 20,000 cases of stroke or TIA (mini stroke) each year in the Midlands. These much needed funds will go towards prevention and also facilities that help those that survive strokes, like the new Life After Stroke Centre, opening in Bromsgrove at the end of this year.”
Apart from funds being raised at Bizspace’s centres, those wishing to support the fundraising activities and make a donation can do so online at www.justgiving.com/bizspace2011.