Equiom donates £7,500 to Guernsey Chest and Heart LBG
Friday 20 October 2017
Equiom Guernsey has today announced its first donation of £7,500 to the Guernsey Chest and Heart LBG after choosing it as its charity of choice and pledging to support the charity for the next two years.
The amount was raised through various fundraising efforts including dress down days, cake sales and raffles as well as Equiom’s global 100k Mile Challenge, an initiative across each of Equiom’s offices worldwide, with the goal of walking a total of 100,000 miles to raise money for various charities.
The Guernsey Chest and Heart LBG aims to prevent and research circulatory and respiratory disease. It undertakes regular screening programmes throughout the Bailiwick which rely entirely on voluntary support from the public. Looking at a range of risk factors, the programmes consist of a comprehensive questionnaire, electrocardiogram, breathing tests, blood pressure, height and weight measurements, together with a single blood sample which tests for cholesterol and glucose.
Carolyn Oxburgh, the Centre Manager of the Chest and Heart LBG said
‘We are hugely grateful for the support we have received from Equiom Guernsey and for the donation of £7,500. This money will go towards the running of the centre and the costs for medical tests carried out during the screening programme. Without support such as this the centre would find it increasingly hard to provide the service which is aimed at reducing heart disease within the Bailiwick. Prevention is always better than cure and this donation will go a long way to help us try to achieve this. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the staff of Equiom Guernsey over the next couple of years.’
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