Leisure centres power life saving heart scanner

Published Monday, 13th February 2017
In 2 Athletics at Rotherham Leisure
Rotherham Leisure Complex

Partnership with Places for People Leisure raises thousands for the British Heart Foundation.

Places for People Leisure Centres which is managed on behalf of Rotherham Council have announced that their partnership with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has raised a phenomenal £6,617 towards the Rotherham Scanner Appeal.

The BHF launched the appeal to raise £108,633 to buy a new heart scanner for Rotherham Hospital in late 2015 and the funds raised by the Places for People Leisure teams are an important contribution towards the total.

Staff and members at Rotherham Leisure Complex, Wath-upon-Dearne Leisure Centre, Aston Leisure Centre and Maltby Leisure Centre got involved by holding wear red events and raffles plus encouraged everyone to donate bags of stock to fill local BHF shops. Members took part in a cardiac challenge event at Rotherham Leisure Centre and several staff took on personal long distance cycling challenges to raise funds.

Mark Rawding, Contract Manager at Places for People Leisure said: “The BHF is leading the fight against heart disease and we are so pleased to have contributed to support their vital work. I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our employees, customers and suppliers in helping us make a real difference.”

Lauren Mallinson, Partnerships Manager at the BHF, added: “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped make our partnership with Places for People Leisure such a success. Heart disease is an urgent problem. Too many lives are lost to heart and circulatory conditions each year, and the money raised from this partnership will play a crucial role in helping us keep more hearts beating locally.”